Fantasy Foregone

by cassie hughes   Mar 1, 2016

In other worlds and other times would
my heart sing a song of love.
To soar and fly above the pain, eponymous
with life, and of
a myriad small scars unseen.

Oh how, light as a feather I should
tumble through the air unchecked.
A microscopic mote of dust, encapsulating
hearts bedecked
with colours bright, so pure and clean.

Alas, I live in here and now,
And need reality to hold
within my mind an anchor, tied unshakably
to common ground,
wherein my feet shall firmly dwell.

So earthly I remain entrenched.
Refusing romance, fantasy,
and all the fripperies this brings unwary lovers.
Here, you see,
for peace of mind, my soul I sell.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    The title caught my eye and the piece didn't disappoint. You write so elegantly.


    • 2 years ago

      by cassie hughes

      Thanks Em. That's such a lovely compliment :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard


    A wonderful piece of poetry about the blissful ignorance with which we can sometimes view life and love and the often inevitable falling from grace as it were. An understanding that it isn't always sunshine and roses and that, sometimes, it seems better to keep ourselves grounded, as you say, simply to protect our hearts.
    I do appreciate what you've done here in terms of the acknowledgment of selling your soul to achieve this end. That crowns the sadness of the piece, for me at least.

    Wonderful writing as ever, Cassie.
    All the very best

  • 2 years ago

    by hiraeth

    I've been waiting for you to post something new forever! And you didn't disappoint, amazing piece!

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