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Below is the poem entitled When Imagination Wakes which was written by poet Jane Richer. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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When Imagination Wakes

Things that live in webbed corners of our mind,
that lurk under our beds or in the closet we soon find,
love the dark of gloom, the delicious smell of fright,
fertile dreams edge into heart-thumping terrors of the night.

A simple closet changes into the portal between fantasy and real,
shadows manifest out of every goosebump and beads of sweat we feel,
logic switches off and imagination wakes and monsters rule our brain,
and suddenly we are transported back to our childhood once again.

Gone are the thoughts of inlaws, taxes and the many burdens we bear,
We now are riding dragons and vanquishing monsters of land and air,
Warriors of strength and valour, failure is not known in this realm,
For King, Kith and Kin, with sword raised, we cannot be overwhelmed.

As a child, we were hero, warrior and victor to damsels in distress,
we cared nothing for wealth, fame and the way we looked and dressed,
So come on Boogey-Man, Dracula and things that go bump in the night,
with our imaginations free and clear we will conquer you with our might!

©Jane Richer
11/10/2006

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  1. Date: 2/27/2012 7:10:00 AM

    Amazing you brought back memories by the score with this one. Keep your pen flowing Jane. Love, Carol

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 2/27/2012 2:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am still a big kid at heart! :D Love Jane
  1. Date: 2/12/2012 7:16:00 AM

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem! This is great work, and is so true! I liked especial the part about the simple closet changes into the portal between fantasy and real! Keep it up! oxoxo love Laila

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 2/12/2012 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Laila, it was a fun poem to write, I could be a kid again, haha! Love Jane
  1. Date: 2/11/2012 10:59:00 PM

    I like this piece. Funny, but very true. Beautiful, keep writing. Love your work. Like your writing style. Fresh not boring.

    Richer Avatar Jane Richer
    Date: 2/11/2012 11:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Marcia for this nice critique of my poem. I am just a big kid at heart who loves fantasy and writing about anything that gives me a thrill. Love Jane