It Must Begin With

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It Must Begin With


And who  knows for sure when reality fades into fantasy 
What begins the sylvan slide, something so beautiful
 you question the state of being true.
Everything is brighter, bolder more perfect

 or,
on the darker side. things are unspeakably grotesque
evilly creepy, clawed with frightening wings that flap
across your dreams to haunt you.

Nature itself  is fantasy, its breathtaking flowers
stars, shells,  magnificent trees and yet it also has
 the most ugly lizards, snakes spiders and  insects to terrify
Because we need fantasy to understand  our true selves.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 10/17/2014 12:13:00 PM
To a woman who looks for thought: You display it in your own writing, dear one.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 10/17/2014 3:33:00 PM
Thanks Robert: I value your insights.
Date: 10/7/2014 8:31:00 PM
I enjoyed the concept of your poem Suz. We need dark and light, pretty/ugly etc. to balance life. What seems beautiful to one person may seem ugly to another. I hope you are doing well? Blessings, Connie
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 10/17/2014 3:34:00 PM
Dear Connie: I just returned from a trip to Rhode Island....still recovering from the time difference and catching up. Thanks always for your encouragement. Loved always, SuZ
Date: 8/30/2014 7:58:00 AM
You went very deep on this one. Two sides to every coin; fantasy and reality, beauty and ugliness, good and evil, truth and lies.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 10/17/2014 3:36:00 PM
Thanks for reading Monterey: I always enjoy your insightful comments.
Date: 8/25/2014 7:18:00 PM
Your words are always so wise, Carrie: Now that I think of it I do admire even the ugly and harmful reptiles and spiders. They have their fascinating side as well. I have lived side by side with venomous life forms and never been harmed...I never killed them just because they were dangerous and always respected their space. a good pay-off.
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Date: 8/25/2014 6:34:00 PM
Yes........there is a dark side, and a bright side to all that is natural, it is in our perception what we think of as beautiful, or frightening..... A deep look into ourselves can be sometimes a scary thing! :)
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Date: 8/25/2014 7:22:00 PM
Your words are always so wise, Carrie: Now that I think of it I do admire even the ugly and harmful reptiles and spiders. They have their fascinating side as well. I have lived side by side with venomous life forms and never been harmed...I never killed them just because they were dangerous and always respected their space. a good pay-off.