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The Children of Yesteryear -'The Dreamer Part 2'

Prequel to ‘The Dreamer’ video Eerily shrieks the last heron. Through the stillness he dare not disturb a lone wolf whimpering prompts the night or could it be day? Ironic this pretension, where there's no differential of time. Strong in certitude of ours to keep that someday we will rise from this trance… a state once we knew to be sleep. We wait until she awakens The one who is called ‘The Dreamer’. scarcely a teenager herself, she keeps us, the children alive, only just, with some meagre scraps putting her life at risk ~ to find Though food our Souls hunger for are her recollections from before. Wistfully she tells of the bright golden globe beaming morning skies ~ infinite in exquisite hues to duck egg blues cushioned upon cotton clouds of white. Luscious greens of Spring lawns that sparkled splendidly jewelled with morning dew, bubbling streams of jades and blue where animals of the forest lapped, sipped and rested ~ Of how a billion twinkling stars lit the midnight sky heralding the silvery moon’s graceful glide.
The notion that the camera doesn’t lie is a fallacy It did…
Tinkling sweet musical notes of Nature, Song birds would wobble beatifically Though ~ the rebellious ocean in its fury intensified colors to intimidate lustrous hues deceptively all viewed through rose coloured glasses and blurring tools, that unfortunately, lulled poor hapless fools, to an apathetic dream state and abuse. We wander along wondrously through the archives of her mind, in colours denied to childlike eyes ~ Eyes grown old long before their time we now perceive devastation through a toxic sulphuric haze, of muddy browns, lack lustre greys and rusty reds that stain and taint, legacies of our forefathers mistakes. But it is the power of Hope and we ~ the ones who have survived the cataclysm ~ keeps her belief aglow with beautiful visions of dreams renewed and so ~ we will witness yet once more the world ~ the once beautiful Planet Earth ~ She ~ 'The Dreamer' was fortunate to know.
We will rise in wisdom ~ from the ones who were fools We will be fearless ~ where once we were afraid We will be powerful ~ where once we were weak
Prequel to my visual poem ‘The Dreamer’ video below on this page: https://www.poetrysoup.com/poem/the_dreamer_-_a_visual_video_poem_1140140

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Date: 12/2/2019 7:47:00 PM
A powerful yet magical piece, Maria.
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Date: 11/22/2019 5:01:00 PM
This is a wonderful story woven into a poem. So visually striking to the deeper undertow. WOW!! I only hope that the world wakes up in time. Before this poem's end becomes reality. But there is always hope. I look forward to reading The Dreamer.
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Date: 11/19/2019 4:51:00 PM
Your contrasting imagery is striking and beautiful, Maria! The topic deals with something very close to my heart! We must carry on dreaming, believing in a change, believing in humanity.....not all is lost....Your words will not echo in vain. This definitely merits a FAV. Hugs // paul
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Date: 11/19/2019 8:39:00 AM
Excellent write filled with the dreamer’s hopeful vision, hued-imagery and heavenly sounds.
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Date: 11/17/2019 11:40:00 PM
Wow... Powerful, very powerful...
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Date: 11/19/2019 4:09:00 AM
Thanks Haloo, so glad to see you. I truly appreciate both your visit and lovely comments my friend....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/17/2019 2:16:00 PM
A chilling video that still leaves us wondering if those "rusty reds" aren't our mistakes too..Well penned Maria
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Date: 11/19/2019 4:10:00 AM
Yeah unfortunately mistakes are repeated again and again, till its too late. Thanks for the visit Joseph, I truly appreciate it....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/15/2019 2:40:00 AM
Always an immense pleasure to read your beautiful and insightful poetry my dear friend.. such a gem I cherish into my fave list.. my warmest wishes and regards. Love and hugs.
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Date: 11/19/2019 4:25:00 AM
Thanks my sweet friend. Love and Hugs....Maria
Date: 11/15/2019 2:34:00 AM
"We do not inherit the earth from our parents.. we do borrow it from our children".. BUT still, children are suffering.. the world is suffering and both need PARENTS wisdom and protection.. "HOPE" is that magic word the dreamer believes in.. that "certitude" that the whole world "will rise from this trance".. The power of diction.. the depth of thoughts.. the strength of belief, we do read and feel in a so brilliant a work! You ever amaze with your altruistic concern for Humanity, dearest Maria
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Date: 11/19/2019 4:23:00 AM
It is always so interesting to hear your profound and insightful comments my dearest Besma, you have a way of putting things into a perfect perspective. I truly appreciate your feedback always. Of course also your visits and support is truly appreciated my friend....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/14/2019 11:01:00 AM
Dark storytelling with dark imagery... You are a great writer Maria..
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Date: 11/14/2019 7:12:00 PM
Thanks for the visit and comment ...I think only few understood it though....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/13/2019 7:19:00 AM
Yes dark but it made me feel and caused me to ponder. This is exactly why I read poetry. Therefore it is a great way to start my day. Hugs Rick. Also thanks for your visit.
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Date: 11/14/2019 7:14:00 PM
Thanks Rick, I really appreciate the visit. I love making people ponder. Isn't that what life is all about?...Maria Hugs
Date: 11/13/2019 6:32:00 AM
A powerful rendering in words of wisdom and splendid creativity--one that foretells the future and aches for the acts of the past. The video sights and sounds are great truth tellers..may the upbeat ending to your poem rise into a new world--excellent as always, Maria.
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Date: 11/14/2019 7:17:00 PM
Thanks so much Vijay, you are a man of great insight and wisdom. Always wonderful to hear your thoughts on my writing, my friend. I truly appreciate the feed back.....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/12/2019 4:41:00 PM
Wow, you are in your element dear Maria, and your talent is unloosed here. Wonderfully written.
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:05:00 PM
Thanks Pixie, sort of inspired from the bush fires raging around NSW at the moment, the dry hot winds only making the job harder for the brave firefighters. Thanks for the visit....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/12/2019 11:42:00 AM
Always masterpieces your fingers paint
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:19:00 PM
Eve, that is such a lovely thing to say. Thank you my dear....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/12/2019 6:21:00 AM
Powerfully put out! Particlarly liked the ending... We will rise in wisdom ~ from the ones who were fools We will be fearless ~ where once we were afraid We will be powerful ~ where once we were weak
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:21:00 PM
Thanks Martin, this poem was inspired by the smoggy air and fires, as you know. Are you safe where you are? Stay safe....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/11/2019 9:35:00 PM
An Epic of world proportion... catastrophically beautiful...a super fav of course...Maria, you and Ronnie...what a team...Hollywood awaits lol...now, that's what you would call a world down under lol...just kidding my friends...all the love I can muster, sending it your way...^WW^ :o)
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:30:00 PM
NSW remained in a state of emergency, and “emergency warnings” have been issued for 13 separate fires posing imminent threat to life. There were more than 70 fires burning across the state, and more than 40 were out of control.
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:29:00 PM
Thanks, so much John, glad you liked it. Though has been inspired by the raging bush fires going on at the moment The world down under is under threat at the moment ...well, a slight exaggeration perhaps, but things in some parts definitely are. This is the latest report....
Date: 11/11/2019 5:37:00 PM
Reading your masterpiece dearest friend, Maria, I thought listening to ancient Greek poets reciting their immortal works! A parade of wondrous expressions that bring to life your dreamers! Absolutely a fav for me! Your poetry soared my heart to heaven! Thank you for the experience. Hugs xxx
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:37:00 PM
Thanks my dearest friend Demetrios. I know we share the same passion for environmental awareness and doing our bit,but environmental awareness is to understand the fragility of our environment and the importance of its protection, and in creating a brighter future for our children,though after reading the reports that some of the NSW bush fires have been deliberately lit, causing us to lose so much of our native wild life, I wonder why we bother? There is no match for stupidity and ignorance. Thanks always for your amazing support....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/11/2019 11:39:00 AM
Beautiful mesmerising poem read from you my dear friend. Loved always, bl
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:39:00 PM
Thanks so much my dear friend, so glad you liked it. I appreciate your visit and kindness....Maria Hugs
Date: 11/11/2019 8:48:00 AM
What a Powerful poem!!! The last lines specially!! You are a gem Maria. You truly are.
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:41:00 PM
That's very sweet of you Swetha. I truly appreciate your visit and wonderful comments. Thank you my dear friend...Maria Hugs
Date: 11/11/2019 8:44:00 AM
You are so talented. What a great way to start my day. Hugs Rick.
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Date: 11/12/2019 10:43:00 PM
Are you sure it was a great way to start the day? Not too dark for you Rick? Thanks my friend for the visit and support always. Truly appreciate it....Maria Hugs