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

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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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