Illusions I maintain

by earlgreytea   Mar 28, 2014


Walking in the valley
My bare feet treading on clover
As my eyes reflect the earth
That the cloudless sky hangs over

Illusions I maintain
I pretend I can't see past
To barren landscapes filled with pain
and clover that is shattered glass

But how long until I cannot walk?
My bloody feet beyond repair...
The red sky laughing, looking down
The sun still mocking my despair

How long until I have to look
Past all the pretty lies?
And drown this valley in the tides
Of oceans in my eyes...

Just how long until I let
My heavy eyelids rest in place?
And let hollow night winds fill the void
Of air that I displace.

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  • 4 years ago

    by Maher

    I normally just post my own stuff up here and not read others (d move, I know, but this is my way of venting), but the title of this poem caught my eye. The title may have caught my eye, but the last stanza caught my full attention. It's perfectly round and sums up a whole bunch of things personal to me - it's spherical. If you've seen the movie Sphere, you'll get this: 'I bet you could put a laser micrometer on this thing - you'll find that it's a perfect sphere".

  • 4 years ago

    by Michael D Nalley

    This poem does not miss a beat and reflects feelings hidden in the chambers of my heart

  • 4 years ago

    by earlgreytea

    Thank you redxii!!! XD

  • 4 years ago

    by redxiii

    I really like the last six lines the best, but the whole thing was good to read. I give it 5/5 for sure. Great job.

  • 4 years ago

    by DarkNDangerous

    Deffinately liked this! Could relate and felt the emotion in this.

    ~AloneNHurt