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Prince Then or Prince Now?

In our mind's eye
perfection lives
upon an ivory pedestal
in brilliant light

But those are too prison walls
because Unique’s Reflection
and Perfection's Pall
exiles the dreamer from that outer world
of reality.
The dreamer does not mingle there
living only the constricted dream
Perfect Dreaming allows. 
Realities approach
is viewed as threat
to Perfections Glow
and we move to protect
our Dream Prince
from seemingly lesser Prince Now
and the conumdrum looms

Honeymoons and marriages
might last longer I think
if we did not first wed
our Perfect prince beforehand.

Is it not truth plain
that love itself is only grown
when 1st Prince Born
is laid to rest
and Prince Now
is allowed to live?

How better ground is it
to love the flower in the garden now
that those ones first grown
in furrows of gold
in dream world
where perfection's hoe
was the seeder
and instigator
of the visions
we now hold
of what ought to be?

How can Prince Now in flesh and blood
compete with Princely Diamond Visions
which never fade or rust?

Whose hand is warmer still
than the Princely hand held in our dreams?

Who is sadder than
those who loved us;
yet whose faces are shadowed
by cold, perfection's glow?

How to dream
our destiny
yet still
love those
round us;
remembering these ones
are the ones who will
when we, in time, tomorrow
are no longer our Own Prince
or Princess Image;
no longer Perfection's Darling.

Rest you better in human arms
while they grow old and leather
they'll not in the end
take your pride and sell it away
to dream-land barons
and rock star princes
who all live in Hollywood.

But what to do?
Abandon vision
goals and Prince
leave aside our destiny?

No we must grapple with
this conundrum sent
wrapped up perfectly
and beautifully-Prince Perfect
and Prince Now one real
the other a mental vision
foisted upon us by Hollywood.

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