Sunday, April 11, 2010

One Single Impression: Vicarious

The prompt from onesingleimpression is vicarious.


Vicarious

I will not be
vicarious,
like the starers
at the stars
sparkling in designers best
on a blood-red carpet.

Dreams of others
step outside what's real,
what's love.
the heart a peeling husk,
disintegrates at a touch
just for wish.

Some would step inside
for the sick possession
of the beautiful,
be gods to marionettes
staring in the mirror
at the stranger
their self has become.

An enemy, that wish of another ghost.
What of divine
what of light
what of compassion
for the god
that grows
slow
inside our aching
Earth.

7 comments:

  1. Lovely and thought provoking, Great shot too.

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  2. I think not to dream of being others. But, I choose to understand who I am and try to make myself better. I agree with Aayushi's comments. Nicely done!

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  3. gorgeous and powerful poem,
    each and every line

    wonderful butterfly photo, amazing colors that i have never seen.

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  4. Amazing photo and words to match!

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  5. Beautiful thought ,lovely words....

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  6. Let me dream alone and understand what's real...

    Beautiful one Sol...amazing picture also, how come? a prof photog's shot i am sure!

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  7. I'm with Rob on this one. I have no wish to be another, just a better one of me. One that's good enough.

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