Everyday Paradise

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Daydreams in a cubicle

Today I will try to be happy with life

trying not to think about all the hunger and strife.

I'll try not to think about murders and rape

Simply let my mind go,let it escape.

I'll imagine I'm on a sun-drenched beach

and my wife is right there within my reach.

I'll picture having my kids in my arms

where pain can't touch them or cause them harm.

A place without computers and cell phones

where there are never any broken hearts or bones.

Where there aren't fast women and cars

or drunken husbands passed out in bars.

I'll try with all my might to picture this

but, at the end of the day, I know it doesn't exist.

So I'll just have to endure these things

until I see what new fantasy tomorrow brings...

Submitted: March 30, 2012

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Hi dearie:) Is this your first poem? If it is, it's a good start. Good use of imagery. Although, the rhyming is inconsistent,and I think you should work on your poems form because in poetry content and form goes hand and hand. I hope my unsolicited advice will be able to help you a little.
Keep me updated if you post a new one.

Thu, April 26th, 2012 5:19pm


Thank you for your thoughts. No, this is not the first poem I've written, just the first I've decided to share. I actually have a collection of over 50 that were written during a ten month period in 2010. I would like to go somewhere with writing, but would like feedback to gauge my abilities. I will post another for people to get a taste of.

Tue, May 1st, 2012 7:07am

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