Cold Light of Day

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  No Houses

Reality vs. fantasy


I see things quite clearly in the cold light of day.

The long shadows of night have finally cleared away,

leaving only stark reality, not pipe dreams.

I finally see the way things are, not how I wish them to be.


Contrary to the way it should be, nothing is forever.

Sometimes, there is no easy answer,

just more questions--and nothing's a bed of roses,

as the cold light of day beats down, and exposes

the harsh truth for everyone to see,

instead of puppies and rainbows constantly.


So you'll heed my warning, if you are wise.

Don't live in a fantasy world, open your eyes.

Don't put your hands over your ears, and say, 'la, la, la',

and expect a comedy, when life is a drama.



Submitted: August 04, 2015

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unmasked delusions

ugh, yep this one hits hard. I've thought about this a lot. I don't like the sun and light of day because it exposes everything, the truth and reality of the world...I think that's why I like the darkness and winter time because I can just hide in a fantasy in my mind. Unlike most people, I'm more depressed in the summer and I'm really starting to understand why. Cool poem but I disagree I'd rather live in a fantasy world....besides I'm already stuck here ha.

Tue, August 25th, 2015 5:07pm


Thank you, and despite this poem, I'm right there with you, except for the winter deal--the older I get, the better I like warm!

Tue, August 25th, 2015 10:53am

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