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by Jeffrey Parren

Idealism is a nightmare
    hidden behind a dreamscape
        buried within the unattainable.

Existing in a tainted reality
    is but an exercise in futility
        as moments pass unwilling

to bow down to ideas
    contained within the dreamer
        leaping into a future without fret.

Dreams are nightmares
    crusted over wounds unseen
        because they never existed.

I may be a skeptic; eyes open
    to the unrelenting beating of life
        yet I can’t help myself but to hope.

I’ve seen the things I’ve wished for
    so many times now that reality
        can’t possibly capture the imagery.

Existence is flawed perfection
    where wishing ignorance is
        more reasonable than accepting fate.


Posted on 09/25/2019
Copyright © 2022 Jeffrey Parren

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/22/20 at 03:58 PM

Congrats on POTD! I still really like the structure of this poem. There are so many great phrases/thoughts in this. Thanks!

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/22/20 at 08:00 PM

Accurate...fact! Congrats on POTD Jeffrey!

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