Mind Castles

We build roads
To Might-have-been
Wish-it-was-true
Should-have-been
And other miraculous,
Magic, out of this world,
Faraway places

Running down the rabbit hole
Going through the wardrobe
Finding that magic door
We enjoy ourselves
We live the life
We always yearned for
And smile in technicolour

Pink fluffy daydreams
Fly on silvery moon beams
To once-in-a-life-time
And happy-ever-after
With sing-songing birds
Helping with the chores
In this world of our own making

Born of a hope for better
We become the creators
Of our own destiny
Where we are the ones
Taking charge
Totally in control
Right here, right now.

Dream castles
Built on sand
Made from bubbles
And butterfly wings

Save me from the same old grey
Colour me with a splash of rainbow
And a sprinkling of fairy dust

Dream castles
Built on sand
Made from bubbles
And butterfly wings

Held together
By the wish for some magic
In a black and white life.

© Sybille Sterk

Mind Castles

Sybille Sterk

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Artist's Description

This was a really difficult poem to write and get right. It’s easy to be smug about other people’s escapism, but I believe it’s an essential survival tool for most of us, be it watching a soppy film, reading a thriller (and imagining yourself as the dashing hero) or sitting on a bench during your lunch break and day dreaming. Let’s face it, most of our lives aren’t the kind you find in films, often there isn’t a happy ending and a deus ex machina is a rare occurence.

So this is for all the daydreams that made our lives a little brighter and a little happier.


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