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Imagination

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Imagination

Free your mind from everyday shackles
they will only hold you bound in chains
forget all the things you have been taught
like there are no fairies, no unicorns

Try to remember instead the wonders
of what you accepted as fact in childhood
let your imagination have full flight
see what is hidden from plain view by veils

Do not limit yourself or be afraid of scoffs
from those unblessed with freedom of thoughts
it is all to easy to give in and to believe
in what is so everyday and yet so utterly mundane

Think once more like a young child, set yourself free 
imagination is a wonderful thing, a wondrous gift
aboriginals have it right with their dream time 
red Indians know it too and believe in their visions

So let yourselves be free, dare to dream your dreams
make them part of your life, indeed part of your soul
lift the concealing curtains of your earthbound minds
run free and wild, we ourselves constrict both mind and life

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 2:11:00 PM
    My dear, Shadow, your battle cry "...set yourself free..." is a great one and it is marvelously expressed here. May people find the courage to open their wings and fly to shores yet unknown! Excellent work! Thank you for visiting!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/20/2013 2:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Demetrios Ty so much for a lovely review Did you ever notice the more primitive a race the more they believe in what most of us scoff at? Just a thought lol love Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:42:00 PM
    My friend, I agree with you here. Imagination of children are more innocent than the matured ones. They are happy, but old are not because they are free. Really a very nice message it is. Lovely done. Enjoyed a lot. Loved always, bl

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/19/2013 7:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Bl and Ty dear for lovely review Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 8:48:00 AM
    and from out of the shadow she emerges, with this a mission statement of pure poetic genius...love this poem....

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/18/2013 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Harry Ty I really appreciate your lovely review
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 7:35:00 AM
    Wow....great words to ponder and live by...This is an amazing write...If only we'd take it to heart! hugs

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/18/2013 1:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    wow Eileen Ty dear for encouragement Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:09:00 AM
    I needed this. So inspiring. A very lovely composition. Glad I clicked on the title to read it! Lots of love, Laura

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/18/2013 1:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    so kind of you Laura I appreciate you reading it Ty Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 2:06:00 AM
    Lovely poem, and I agree, absolutely!!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/18/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Bindu for taking time to read and nice comment Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/18/2013 12:36:00 AM
    See wisdom in every expression, Shadow

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/18/2013 1:56:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Dr Ram ty means a lot Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 11:29:00 PM
    Yes, we all tend to lose that childlike imagination with the years, thank God for our poetry. It lets us soar!!!

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/18/2013 1:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes it does Andrea soar high lol ty Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 9:53:00 PM
    Shadow, that is a wonderful thought, to shake off the shackles of life , mine use double sided tape I think.....loved it....Seren

  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:53:00 PM
    Nice thought and advice Shadow. Pleased to make your acquaintance. My poems were some work from my Poetry page. Just put a few up. Visit sometime..on facebook..Carl Pontiak.

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/18/2013 1:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hi Carl will do. ty for feedback Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:06:00 PM
    we sure do from time to time constrict both time and mind! Thank you for your very kind comment on my poem Robert(RabCD)

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/17/2013 5:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Robert I always feel if I can dream about it, why should it not be real? Shadow x smile
  1. Date: 9/17/2013 5:05:00 PM
    This is a wonderful write, containing so much wisdom. Made me feel good reading this...peter

    Hamilton Avatar Shadow Hamilton
    Date: 9/17/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ty Gail so glad you like it. I think wisdom is common sense? lol Shadw x smile