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Ever-Fading Dream

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 15, 2011, 7:42 PM
You are my direction,
but you're more than what you seem;
you are my destruction,
you're my ever-fading dream...


Reality is so much worse
than the world inside my head,
where longing weaves a tangled web
of every word you've ever said.

Life is never quite the way
that love makes it appear;
Every time I think I'm close
I find I'm nowhere near.

If all my love has been in vain
have I ever loved at all?
Have I come this close to you
only now to fall?

I've danced alone with memories,
never knowing which were real -
the bitterness of loss,
or the joy I came to feel.

I cannot seem to separate
the truth from my desire;
despair and hope are intertwined,
crackling like fire.

Faith tells me to hold onto you
fear begs me to let go -
will I spend all my time waiting
just to be alone?

I stand before you motionless
not knowing what to say.
If I reach out to touch you,
will you fade away?

Like ripples fade across the surface
of my silent stream -
if I open up my eyes
will you only be a dream?


My entry for the :iconwriters--club: Tournament. The theme is "Reaching Out To You". I'm really not sure about this, but I tried. I'd love some critique. When I heard the theme I immediately thought of this poem I'd written when I was 16, so I dug it out of the notebook in my closet and kind of borrowed ideas from it for this poem. I'm not sure whether or not that worked, but I think it has potential. Maybe just needs some critique. Hint, hint. ;)

Hope you enjoy, regardless. :heart:
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:iconfluffysminion:
Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. I wish you luck!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you! :D
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:iconfluffysminion:
Fluffysminion Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem!
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NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
This is very deep with a lot of emotion that I can relate to. The lines that really stood out for me are:

reality is so much worse
than the world inside my head"

this describes how I feel so perfectly!
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Writer
I imagine it is a very common feeling. Thanks so much for reading, and for your kind words. :)
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:iconnocturnejewel:
NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
You're welcome.
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Writer
:)
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Eefera Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
So, I'm not the biggest fan of rhyme poetry... but this is quite natural and flows rather nicely. Beautiful work, dearie. :)
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you so much! I'm always happy when my rhyming poetry pleases people who don't normally like the style. :D
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theWriterMAB Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Writer
This is really beautiful. I love the imagery you insert into this. :love:
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