|Member Comments on this Poem
|Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 03/12/09 at 10:18 PM
I like this a lot.
|Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 03/12/09 at 10:18 PM
"and what we’ve come to know as adults/as passion never tarnishes/in the labyrinth of this big scary world"....whoa, so well said Chris. I'm with you on that dream. Excellent. Thanks.
|Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/13/09 at 12:26 AM
Well said! Imagination and memory can help us deal with life's stresses.
|Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 03/13/09 at 12:33 AM
My mind became broken in a terrible incident. Ever since then, pretending became extinct. My friends say, jokingly, to count this as a lucky break!
|Posted by Rhiannon Jones on 03/13/09 at 01:46 PM
This is provocative. For me, it suggests both the productive powers and destructive dangers of pretense and imagination. Makes me consider the blurry line between "highly creative" and "just-plain-nuts". -Rhiannon (just-plain-nuts)
|Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 03/17/09 at 06:22 AM
Quite a potion here, and quite a position, told from what is known from experience, with a wry conscious harking back to inexperience, that requests accomplices of like mind to recreate what we did not know in the light of the known. The "serotonin" is quite a word thrown into the mix- highlighted the adult wrestling with complexity of our chemistry and at the same time an aknowledgement that a "mindless" mindfulness can accomplish an aware and possibly effective innocence. A thoughtful, subtle, introspective invocation.
|Posted by Morgan D Hafele on 03/17/09 at 02:40 PM
if only it didn't have to be pretend...
|Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 03/21/09 at 04:22 AM
Oh yes let us pretend, but then who is to say when the world became scary for some and what we learned way back then as survival techniques may have been the game of let us pretend...sometimes it is in the knowing and in the fearing that we become more harmful and before we learned what gravity was didn't we fly (I did) excellent write. smh
|Posted by Laura Doom on 03/22/09 at 06:45 PM
Indeed, let us pray for the play's the thing :)
|Posted by Kris Mara on 04/07/09 at 01:17 PM
a thought provoking read this morning...I'm struck by the darkness and light in this...and hope that sometimes we not only pretend, but believe and can retain some of what we think we've lost through the years (even in the smallest corners of consciousness)