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This won the Avatar & Voucher April challenge in the Streams & Stream Crossings 4/28/2012.
A shot I took on a farm in Shipshewana, Indiana USA 5/20/2011. Shot with canon digital rebel EOS camera. It is peaceful living in a small town..☺☺☺☺
II. COLD DAZE
The coldness of confusion
hangs in the morning air as
Brazen bells ring reality
To announce the conqueror dawn
Removed from nights fleeting trance
Plunged headlong into cold days
Where in a circle we wander
The barren wastes of our pasts.
III. DAYLIGHT DREAMERS
Daylight dreamers awaken on
Deserts of desperation
Lonely lives learn to live on
Islands of isolation.
Surrounded by violent oceans
of hate and hopeless sorrows
Daylight dreamers envision
tranquil seas in safe tomorrows.
Dreaming through the darkened day
Along tempest torn strands
Desperately grasping the grains
of hope that flit through our hands
As they fall we tighten our hold
While the waves claim the final few
taken without ceremony
They drift out of view.
Washed away with the tides of time
Slipped through our fingers as dreams do.
From sleeping visions
Daily were torn
In waking hours
Hopes our forlorn.
Is all we do and all we dream
doomed to drown in a hopeless stream?
Wishing life were made of lasting visions
in eternal sleep
And if that rest were filled with sorrow
still we’d sleep.
In the madness of a silent eternity
We’d find solace in
False visions that protect us
Enter ivory gates through midnight skies
Daylight dreamers in private parades
Perform before perpetual dawn
As dusk engulfs the gate of horn.
Ivory towers appear beyond the gate
Invisible fortresses of escape
Traversed by ramparts made of hopes and fears
Impervious to reality.