I walk the countryside of a vivid surreality
Under heat and haze of another wild night
Colors of my energetic travels set me free
Tempting imagination out into peculiar light
Eyes open wide with a wondrous curiosity
Amongst sights and sounds of a lucid dream
Storming the world with unwavering ferocity
Adversity transforms me under radiant gleam
Bulletproof under rays of a turquoise sun
Empowered by the vitality of carnelian skies
Confidence with an intensity never outdone
Under watchful protection of “Mother’s” eyes
Tightly clad in the adamantine armor of my dreams
Striding assuredly past my waking dread as I roam
Traveling along these oddly lit paths and streams
I give thanks to my guardians for seeing me home
Wow! Lovely write!
Indeed they are
Your words are as powerful as ever.
Thank you D. Glad they still speak with authority. I am always afraid absence will dampen my imaginative voice.
Thank you Jewels. Happy to see you here.
I’m not sure if I “get” this one, John, but nevertheless, I did read it and tried. Loved the color scheme. That I did “get”. 🙂 ❤
Thanks Amy. Everything I write has a very specific meaning to me, but my goal in writing on anything is to leave it vague in meaning, yet direct in visual content (hopefully) so that the reader can find a meaning of their own. If I write to draw people solely into my experience they may miss their own along the way. If a reader “gets” my tale and finds one of their own then I win on all counts. Thanks for reading. I truly appreciate you.
Wonderful poem John. Truly, reality can be so subjective. I love when the conscious and subconscious cross paths. You’ve completely captivated me with your use of color. I especially like the following, “turquoise sun” and “carnelian skies” which adds to the very surreal or otherworldly feeling that you’ve brilliantly created. Enjoy the day, I hope it’s filled with much inspiration and creativity. ~ Mia
Thanks Mia. I love painting with a Psychedelic brush from time to time. Everyone needs a little surreality in their life occasionally.
You’re so welcome.