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Withdrawal in a dream

How different this place this sanctuary feels, here inside one’s head. Where insidious illusions fondle a subvert mind, and obscenities resonate within the confusion, when fidgety creatures, assume guardianship of my preternatural situation, scurry around my space, creating lattice of fabrication across the quaking ceiling. My imagination becoming their fodder, my perception their power, my tenacity their strength, before spinneret interweaves segregation of my day and night. Bollocks! To the physician of eastern promise, he that controls this nightmare, drip feeding diurnal poison to this empathy lost within an advocated paradox! “Yet surely I have no need of hatred, now I am confined within a fragment of one’s dream.” A genus of warmth; yet a confused state of perplexity that knows no boundaries, where bloodstain walls survey me, incessant shadows dance in gutless sunlight, and radical rays anoint me with “Hope and religion.” I call out to Rock’n’roll! Sammy Turner gives me an impetuous rendering of “Lavender Blue.” Then I see an old man struggling with his own situation. Touched I call out. “Are you ‘Jesus Christ?” He scans my inquiring mind. He senses I’m an imposter, he raises one finger affords me two words! Both of one demystified syllable! © Harry J Horsman 2010

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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Date: 10/24/2019 10:46:00 AM
'tis a wondrous place within ones mind where the sprites can flit unfettered. sometimes they can chill but never kill, that is without their remit. Love the ending and the very ending too. Blessings my poetic friend.
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Date: 8/10/2015 8:28:00 PM
Harry.. This is an epic write and win.. A fabulous story that captivates!
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Date: 8/4/2015 10:32:00 AM
Harry, I love the love story but so heartbreaking a 7 and congratulations on your win. Hugs dear friend Eve
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Date: 8/4/2015 5:22:00 AM
Excellent, Harry! Ok, I admit I've had to read it a few times; not easy eliciting all that you had in mind. ~ Congratulations on a worthy win! // paul
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Date: 8/4/2015 1:25:00 AM
Congrats on ur awesome winning write harry! Thnx for ur visits to my page!
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Date: 8/2/2015 11:51:00 PM
Harry, Congratulations, on your win. Thank you for supporting my contest. SKAT
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Date: 9/4/2012 1:06:00 PM
Interesting write Harry, enjoyed love Elizabeth
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Date: 9/1/2012 11:25:00 AM
Wow harry, this poem is just loaded! It is the kind of write that you want to read again and again since you want to try to fully get it, but it is also very satisfying to not fully figure it out (eep am I too weird in thinking that?)-- I like how this makes me think! I just know I will be coming back here--- Also, I'm dropping by to say hi, I hope all is well with you, harry :)! Enjoy your weekend!
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Date: 8/31/2012 4:27:00 PM
This poem is good. It seems like you are picking our brain. I'm glad that it is only a dream. I do believe that Jesus is always with us. We are never alone. Lucilla
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Date: 8/31/2012 11:48:00 AM
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Date: 8/31/2012 11:33:00 AM
A very difficult one for me, harry. but I am sure you are saying something genius here about humanity and the state of the world today. I really like what you said in the end. I think many of us are imposters in our own ways.
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Date: 8/31/2012 11:22:00 AM
I have read and re-read this, it is getting through to me line by line and I like it more and more but fear it in a way xx
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Date: 8/31/2012 8:39:00 AM
Wow not sure if you are on a downer or upper, lots going on here harry but the weaver is still there it reads through, there is something locked in here that need letting out but it is s super write even though I don't understand it all xx
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Date: 8/31/2012 7:12:00 AM
wow! this is a very interesting poem. i'm not sure i understand all of it, but i love the language you've used - great choices! (i'm pretty sure i get the ending, though - nice!)
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