by Yakari Gabriel   Jun 29, 2011

I used to
believe in illusion..

there was a time
when I would
close my eyes
and believe
that the stars
were shining only for me

I would carry my illusions
with me,
as if they were a child in a womb
that with their birth
I'd know complete happiness

I would let go of reality
within every breath I took.

for illusions
walked within me
like clouds wander the sky

- I would ignore it all-

but one day..

maturity came to visit,
and I was certain
that just like innocence
it would be harmless
and precious.

I was wrong..

It walked inside,
and stole
my illusions..

breaking my heart
and fixing it at the same time.

For I realized
that reality as much
as illusion
is senseless..

and I'll forever remain
an illusionist to my soul


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  • 5 years ago

    by Boy

    Amazing touched my heart. I definately say today i found the perfect writer. Amazing i love the idea. Gd work.

  • 6 years ago

    by hayet serenade


  • 6 years ago

    by Dark Secrets

    This piece is wonderful, I wasn't convinced by it with the first lines, but I was compelled to read more... you wrote it in the way that kept me interested and reading. I liked the way you worded your poem; it was simple and to the point. When I reached the middle I was surprised to see the turning point of how this poem (while stated in the present tense) changed to show how you were in your childhood and how you are now. That was a positive point, because that's what makes poems worth reading, that there is more to it than it's title or beginning. Many of us can relate to this poem, we've been through this transaction and you described it wonderfully. :) good luck.

  • 7 years ago

    by Siglawoo

    Ahhhhh Finally something i desperately wanted to read. its been a few months i am experiencing this change of maturity. and nothing explain it more perfect and vividly than

    breaking my heart
    and fixing it at the same time.

    this maturity broke and fixed me at the same time. i like the change but what hurts is that i am no more myself. i have started wearing a mask. i am fake with my friends, family and everyone. now i have to think before every step i take and every word i say. i am more sophisticated now but i dont enjoy stuff anymore. Fun is lost.. i wanna grow up once again :(

  • 7 years ago

    by The Poet Behind The Poems

    That was pretty good i like the way the words flowed very good writing 5/5

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