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Reality is a Wonderland

March 10, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

You said jump,
I asked how high.
You said fall,
I asked how far.
You said run,
And I asked if you meant
Or away.

Cheshire Cat grinned like the crescent moon:
“Alice, my dear,
Life’s only a game.”

But how to play it right?
Burn fire with fire and you get
Fight water with water and you get

What a twisted game.

Everybody’s after one thing,
And you’ve gotta race to reach it.
Stretch your fingers to the sun,
Pray for a dream,
Get lost in it,
It’s a never ending cycle of
Losing the missing
And winning the gained.

Smoke cleared into thick grey letters:
Are you?”

Who am I?
Why, I don’t know,
I have no clue.
You said jump,
And I did,
Off this precipice.
You said fall,
And I did,
Into the murky depths of darkness below.
You said run,
And I sure did;
Ran from home,
Kept running;
Dashed past empty streets and unsupervised cars,
Past crashed hearts and shattered windows and playing cards,
Away from screams and demands and time…
Then I succumbed to your sink hole by the tree
And began falling to the beat of a rhyme.

“We control the puppeteer,
And serenade your closing ears.
Because in reality, you know
Everyone’s mad here.”

Oh, how true that is.
And I’m still
As a

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Just a growing idea :)

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on May. 18 2014 at 3:09 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
325 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

Amazing! XD

on Apr. 16 2014 at 4:38 pm
BurrThistle GOLD, Jaipur, Other
10 articles 0 photos 161 comments

Favorite Quote:
Write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect

Honestly, i don't get it. You are severly underrated on this site. I asked before and i ask yet again, why the hell are the editor's of this site passing you up for Editor's choice and/or/eventuallt printing you?!?!?! Needless to say, i loved this poem. Loved the references, the flow, the use of repitition, everything. Keep Writing, HanBan. Cause i'll be checking up