A Nightmare Within a Dream


Whenever I am down

 I pick up something to read,

 it fills my soul with

hope and desire distracting me

from this cruel realm of destruction

allowing me to dream of another entity,

my reality.


Reading fills my soul with

 a mixture of emotions

 letting me dwell of another life

 that of someone who isn’t me,

but that who is my future self.



“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.”

                                                                                                   by:Vivian Greene                   

          Self-explanation: Distracting yourself from the present and entering another realm that may help create your own desirable paradise. Life is full of difficulties(storm) and one must learn to enjoy(dance) life while overcoming these hardships(rain).


  • Author: Clarita (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 10th, 2017 16:50
  • Comment from author about the poem: Something short but true. Picking up a book does wonder for the soul.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 105
  • Users favorite of this poem: FredPeyer, Accidental Poet, Saint Sinner, Joseph M Marion.


  • Cooley

    I love this

    • Clarita

      Thank you.

      • Cooley

        You Are So Welcome .

      • FredPeyer

        Clarita, books have always been my thing! As opposed to a movie where we get the impression of the director, with a book I can use my own imagination.
        Your poem is very well written, and I do like the last stanza and especially the last line.
        The only thing even better than reading a book, is to write, and that you do well. Have to make this a favorite!

        • Clarita

          Thank you so much for your kind words. There is nothing better than losing yourself while reading a good book. My imagination will take me to many different scenarios.

        • ron parrish aka wordman

          touching write,and the title is great

        • Accidental Poet

          I love the quote by Vivian Greene. And your Self-explanation is also very encouraging. Thank you for sharing.

        • Endlessly

          Great poem

        • Goldfinch60

          Good write, yes you can lose yourself in books, I do very often.

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