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Reality Check

Sleep is elusive
this spirit night
I ponder
what is real?

Staring at the ceiling
how do I know
my ceiling is not
really a floor...

Maybe the full moon
is really purple
perhaps I am
color blind...

As a poet
words make
my world real
words is what my

world is made of
I will make it
whatever I wish...

Maybe I will try
hard enough
at breakfast to bend
my spoon with pure will
shift my reality...

The nature
of reality
is hidden

After all
I have only
five senses

Maybe six
all i know
since I have found

I am not
who I was

And never will be...

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  1. Date: 10/10/2013 10:17:00 PM
    Ken This is a sweet and sentimental write. Love can do crazy things to us. Nice job describing the roller coaster ride of love.

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 10/10/2013 10:20:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Robin, Thank you.. Ken
  1. Date: 8/20/2013 8:58:00 PM
    So true, finding love changes us drastically which alters our reality. Great write! Hugs

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/20/2013 9:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Cecillia, Thanks for visiting and the kind commentary.. Regards, Ken..
  1. Date: 8/15/2013 9:13:00 PM
    wow... I don't know about you.. But, this kind of reminds me about your "Dream of Brahma" poem.. how dreaming may be the point of view of the dreamer and the one in the dream. Okay, off the subject. I don't think you need a reality check.. How about going with the flow.. and listen to the wake up call from your heart... xox~ Linda

    Carroll Avatar Ken Carroll
    Date: 8/15/2013 9:18:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey Linda, Yes the mind speaks and the heart listens.. Ken...