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Though virtual reality wasn't new, I hadn't ever once tried it, Yet the concept fascinated me, like beauty's mysterious secret. It seemed that the new experience, would be one I would enjoy, So in eagerness I scheduled a session, my fine passion's ploy! Like the one that overtakes you, when you were not even looking, And sweeps you away ecstatic, with lyrical tugs of heartstrings. For the very best adventure, I would travel to a nearby town, As when mellowed sun is departing, it puts on an evening gown. So down the spruce lined highway, I traversed undulating miles, While clouds were daisy colored, in the latest summer styles! When I reached my destination, I had dinner and retired early, After gazing long at the pale moon, newly come full and pearly. Blush dawn came and shadows fled, beneath bright marigold sun. All birds roundabout were singing, rejoicing the morning come. I engaged in the sunrise ritual, of breakfast and my ablutions, Then I set out in honey sunshine, seeking boredom's solutions. At last I was in my headset, and the controls were in my hand, And as the fantasy took over, I found myself in a strange land! The sun was huge and apricot bright, and plum hued birds sang, And there were tall graceful people, and lazy clouds of meringue. A lady going past asked my name, after pausing a moment to stare. Her hair was sable colored, and she moved with style and flair. She towered far above me, under the enormous coral leafed trees. My old life was gone in a moment, drifting on the summer breeze. We fell naturally into step, we mystery's mysterious companions, As the rising of the sun colors, every corner of walled canyons. I noticed it was awhile, since I'd felt conscious of my controls; And I no longer felt in control, like nature when autumn unfolds! But I completely forgot the fact, amid the new sights and sounds, Like in the pleasantry of late May, when new life is all around! Ione was the mystery lady's name-her grace was poetry in motion, She had a pair of ruby eyes, sparkling like sunset on the ocean! As we got to know one another, I told Ione how I'd just arrived, I asked if she could be fantasy, and she said she was much alive. She asked if the fantasy could be me, and I her virtual reality, Like the weekend flower days, when Saturday's identical to Sunday. We walked and talked thus as one, on differing sides of the line, Meeting as opposites in the middle, like pearly stars at noontime. The houses vaguely resembled ours, only built by alien architects; And their beauty set the heart to racing, like gem encrusted objects! We encountered other people, and they happened to be quite polite, As the moon at the approach of the sun, kindly takes to rapid flight. None noted my unusual appearance, nor the stars in my dreamy eyes, For when a fantasy becomes real, all of its parts must harmonize! Ione and I strolled a coral park, with blue bees and sangria blooms, And I was becoming intoxicated, on their strange and heady fumes. Then we rounded a charming corner, and dear Ione called out my name, For our two worlds were separating, as the sun goes down in flames! Lastly I saw her waving, and I returned the gesture so bittersweet, As the world drifted away and vanished, with her half of the street. And suddenly I could feel the headset and the controls in my hand, As if the elder reality had resurfaced, to take its brand new stand. Which reality was really real? I really don't know anything anymore, As the sun is stranger to the nighttime, as he's not been there before!

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Date: 2/27/2021 7:02:00 PM
Love the concept underlying this one, Evelyn: a brilliant, entertaining way to raise the issue of fantasy vs. reality. Another Beuhler Treasure!! Bravo, Gershon
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Evelyn Judy Buehler
Date: 2/27/2021 8:26:00 PM
Pushing the limits of what we know, helps us to keep getting somewhat wiser. I am glad you enjoyed this fantasy tour. Thank you very much for your complimentary remarks. :):):)
Date: 2/27/2021 4:28:00 PM
WoW! Evelyn, Your imagination soared in this well-written write. I wasn't a big fan of virtual reality until I saw Avatar.( It took me years to watch it, I just watched it last year). That movie and your poem got my curiosity going. Have you tried it, or is this just your imagination on the subject? If not, your poem could be the makings of a good book or movie. Excellent job. Have a great day:-)Alexis
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Evelyn Judy Buehler
Date: 2/27/2021 8:35:00 PM
Hi Alexis, I saw Avatar as well, and I thought it was awesome! I haven't tried virtual reality, but I think it's interesting, so I thought it would be a great topic for a story. Your appreciation is very gratifying. Thank you for your very nice comment. :)
Date: 2/27/2021 1:04:00 PM
Quite an adventure underneath the VR umbrella. I rode a virtual rollercoaster, walked through an art museum...dizzying but yours illuminated lovely imagery, especially blue bees, sangria blooms, apricot sun and plum-hued birds :)
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Evelyn Judy Buehler
Date: 2/27/2021 3:55:00 PM
Journeys through the imagination are such that no rules need be obeyed-and best of all, anything at all is possible! Thank you for sharing this experience with me, and for your warm remarks. :)
Date: 2/27/2021 12:00:00 AM
Evelyn, Oh the controls..such delicate a soul. The simulation yours.., and in it so divine. -Richard
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Evelyn Judy Buehler
Date: 2/27/2021 9:16:00 AM
Thank you, Richard. I love to create all kinds of scenarios in my poetry. I am happy you enjoyed this one. :)
Date: 2/26/2021 11:08:00 PM
Parallel worlds is a subject often used in Si-Fi. I read many such stories. You took a step forward and gave us a very romantic poem.
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Date: 2/27/2021 9:23:00 AM
I've always enjoyed science fiction myself. It is so interesting and imaginative, and entertaining as well. Thanks so much for your appreciation of this tale. :)