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Sleep Of Illusion
by Darlene C. Zagata

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Just a little something that popped into my head.

Arise to the sleep of illusion.
Hear the alarm of truth.
Strip the covers from the bed of delusion
for the day is yet another booth

in the rotating carnival of life.
Step inside and spin the wheel.
Rub the veil of sandy grit from your eyes.
Play the hand the dealer deals.

Peer into the hall of mirrors.
Gaze into the crystal ball.
Come and face your fears.
It's your name the funhouse calls.

Beckoning with an eerie smirk
the clown summons you to his domain.
You feel as though you're going beserk.
This can't be happening again!

You fall through the trapdoor of existence
return to temporal reality.
Give up the fight of resistance
because in everything there is duality.


Darlene Zagata

Copyright 2001 Darlene Zagata

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Reviewed by Hanley Harding 12/7/2001
Dear Darlene;

If one climbs aboard the merry-go-round... and allows the machine-music to power one's emotions... this becomes hypnotically surreal...

Hanley
Reviewed by Michael Bauer (Reader) 12/1/2001
Very... It's very - right.
Reviewed by Trixie Love 11/12/2001
Hi Darlene,
Another great one...

Trixie Love
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 11/10/2001
'It's your name the funhouse calls' I love this line, kinda spooky and I agree with Ron too, reality IS a circus. Great write Darlene. Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Ronald Dondiego 11/10/2001
You have hit the nail right on the head! Reality is a circus! Outstanding as always! Rd
Reviewed by Gilles Marchand 11/9/2001
Wow! The mirror!
Reviewed by Gilles Marchand 11/9/2001
Hey there Darlene, this was intriguing. Hope all is well. I may consider coming back if the problem is fixed. Take best of care and miss ya guys.

Blessings, Water Dove
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 11/9/2001
Darlene, this is quite wonderful very surreal and as my friends would say psychotic!! I love it!!! I just posted one about insanity please feel free to read and comment

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