The next chapter

Now that you have touched me
with your magic Midas words
elevated my feet high
above the safety of sacred ground
now that you have dipped me
into a raging river of adoration
raised me beyond feathery clouds
with vivid images
introduced me to
the gift of florid
and magical stories
without endings
what am I to do
where am I to go
from here in my
world of cold bleak
stark reality?

How will I write the next
inspired chapter
without your ink flowing
drenching my parchment
without the light
from your eyes
guiding, illuminating
my pure virgin pages
without your tender touch
writing love letters on my skin
for such unscripted
emptiness is sure to
leave my mind
my heart
my soul
my dreams

Please, will you tell me
what the title
of our next chapter will be?


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What do we do when we cannot change things to be the way we dream them to be?
How do we find a way forward when there is no path to walk, no script to follow and the dreams live, nowhere but in our minds…

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  • gibbandy
    gibbandyover 4 years ago

    powerful, emotive and wonderful words…deep and meaniful… love this xx

  • I’m glad you liked this one, Andy – thanks for reading!

    – AnniG

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 4 years ago

    As always Anni, your words are soft and tender, they read like a song. Sweet sounding tunes in every letter, music to my senses. :-)x

  • Lisa, your very comments are a symphony to my heart…thank you so much for constant, consistent and uplifting support! Much love

    – AnniG

  • Teacup
    Teacupover 4 years ago

    such a emotional piece… that space between dreams and reality, the desire and the truth of our present… can so feel this Anni… I wish I had the answer for myself and to share… x

  • emotional topic, without any real answers – only feelings, dreams, desires and wishful thinking, floating about in virtual reality… what to do, but live it while it’s alive!
    Thanks for reading…

    – AnniG

  • Mia Rose
    Mia Roseover 4 years ago

    oh Anni, you took the words right out of my heart… I guess all we can do is trust that the path will unfold. xo

  • oh Mia…what to do with a heart that is brimming with far-flung emotions..(apart from opting for a heart transplant!) :-)
    Perhaps the mist will fade away, and the road become clear…one day…who knows?
    Thanks for your sweet comments – I know you understand this…

    – AnniG

  • sure2010
    sure2010over 4 years ago

    it is an honest call… words are so powerful..that it will unfold everything…absolutely love is pouring…Anni..keep shining with your words..sentiments..x

  • Your comments are always so kind and heartfelt – thank you, Suresh!

    – AnniG

  • Jenna Kantor
    Jenna Kantorover 4 years ago

    Excellent write! Powerful words, spoken truly from the heart.

  • Thank you so much for reading and commenting so kindly…much appreciated!

    – AnniG

  • markFairaday
    markFairadayover 4 years ago

    Here’s looking at you Kid! my name is Bogart nice to meet you.

  • Ahhh…always wanted to meet the real Bogart!! xx

    – AnniG

  • markFairaday
    markFairadayover 4 years ago

    re-reading I have to say that we see things in our mind/dreams and think or hope that is the way it will turn out. not so. beautiful writing as always Anni

  • Our minds, dreams and emotions are so much more powerful than we give them credit for, Mark…yet, we don’t have much control over how they turn out in the end, do we?

    Thank you for your continued support and sweet comments, Mr Bogart!

    – AnniG

  • sandra22
    sandra22over 4 years ago

    I have read ‘that book’ and it has a happy ending, with a twist :))
    Lovely Anni, best to you sweet heart
    sandra x

  • :-) ..oooh, well then, you SOOO have to share that ending and the twist with me, Sandra…soon!

    I so appreciate your love and kind words, always!

    – AnniG

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 4 years ago

    The florid fantasies of a fantastical mind, indeed! What can be done???
    Some dreams we write, for they’ll never fly
    without the flight of our words
    Some dreams we draw, for they’re sure to
    die without the oxygen of our ink
    Some dreams we sing, for they won’t
    dance into eternity without our song
    Some dreams we hold, for they’ll never
    grow to be nurtured without our love
    Some dreams we let go, for they were
    never really ours to begin with
    Some dreams we bury, for they’re time
    is a treasure we’ll uncover some day
    Some dreams we live, for they’re in every
    fiber of our being and can’t be contained
    And when the day is done, what has been gained?
    I suppose only the next chapter will ever really know…

    Ah, this mystery we call a dream, by any other name would feel so real! I love this morning inspiration, and shall carry it into this day. Take care of those dreams, Anni. They may grow up and take care of you someday. xx

  • Wow, what a wonderful reply, Jen!…you are so right – thank heavens for dreams and fantasies, for reality sometimes really bites without them!!

    I am so happy to hear this piece inspired you so deeply – I honestly appreciate your precious feedback and support…
    Love this:
    Take care of those dreams, Anni. They may grow up and take care of you someday

    – AnniG

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