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read me

i’d like to get lost in a book.
in fact i’d like to slip ‘tween
its covers and be the book –
a cautionary tale for dreamers
on how not to live.
stardust and visions
are a poor steady diet
in the fickle and harshness
of real.
read me, oh dreamer,
and learn what transpires
when you refill the beaker of hope
again and again.
it becomes bitter poison
and best left untasted.
stop dreaming
and fit yourself well
for the world as it is,
or become what i am:
an observer, not living,
who watches, retreating,
unfit for the grind that is life.

© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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On how not to live.

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I have been a photographer for over 25 years, using both traditional and digital SLR equipment, with pictures published in print as well as in online publications and galleries. The digitally-composed works are created using a variety of software. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.

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  • KrisPy2020
    KrisPy2020over 1 year ago

    I’m a dreamer as well, and I have to say that it really is a distraction from life, so I can relate to your work. Nice one.

  • Thanks so much, Kris, glad it speaks to you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Sally Omar
    Sally Omarover 1 year ago

    ♥♥♥♥♥FEATURED IN UP & COMING WRITERS♥♥♥♥♥

    CONGRATULATIONS & THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GROUP!!!

  • Honored and much appreciated, Sally, thank you.

    – RC deWinter

  • woodie123
    woodie123over 1 year ago

    I think we are all dreamers. It`s an escape from some of the harsh realities of life. I am no exception, I too have my dreams although I know some of them are far out of reach. Thank you for writing this piece.

  • Thanks for your insights, I appreciate your encouragement.

    – RC deWinter

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 1 year ago


    Congratulations!
    View your feature here and share the love
    March 2013

  • Always an honor, many thanks, Tori.

    – RC deWinter

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