Wherever Flickers Your Unreal

Wherever flickers your unreal
I shall lay in delight.
I will allow my limbs to rest,
nestled into the contours of you.

Lover, I am tired,
and your arms are a haven
for a weary warrior
caught up in the far too real
glass shard world
eager to cut tender hearts into confetti
to be thrown at the feet of monsters.

Let me pause, here, in your unreal.
Let me drink from your oasis.
Replenish me fully
with the gentle delirium of your kiss.
And when I rise to fight again,
it will be with the memory of your love inside me.


This poem was inspired by the prompt over at Dash of Sunny's Prompt Nights: Tomorrow When the Sun Will Rise, Who Knows What the Tide May Bring. I was so captivated by the poem she posted as inspiration (Song by Muriel Rukeyser) that I borrowed a line from it for the title. This being the anniversary of David Bowie's death also inspired my words a bit today. It's also linked to Imaginary Gardens With Real Toad's Tuesday Platform.


37 comments:

  1. Whistles!!❤️💖 This is absolutely gorgeous writing, Rommy! There is so much passion in your verse, sigh especially love "Let me pause, here, in your unreal. Let me drink from your oasis. Replenish me fully with the gentle delirium of your kiss. And when I rise to fight again, it will be with the memory of your love inside me."Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️💖


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thanks Sanaa! Congrats on a year of prompt nights! <3

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  2. This is so tenderly expressed, Rommy.

    "Let me pause, here, in your unreal." I love this line among many which are perfectly phrased.

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    1. Thanks Kerry. I was happy with the way it came out.

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  3. I resonate with the weary warrior.......love the lines about the confetti to be thrown at the feet of a monster.........

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    1. Sometimes that's what reading the news feels like.

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  4. Ah the sweet balm of fantasy; Nice write

    much love...

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    1. Well, that is one way to look at it. I think the peace of being with someone you love can feel like a Disney movie while the world seems more like a Grimm's tale outside your door.

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    1. It certainly can feel like it sometimes.

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  6. I think I would have thought of "into my arms" as music... we do need that nest of someone else to live through the glass hard world...

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    1. Heroes was at the forefront of my mind while I was writing so I felt I should go with that. Do you have an artist name or link to the song you mentioned? I'd like to hear it.

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    2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEUgORVsECs

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  7. Truly magically composed. Who cannot die in that ending (beginning). "Let us pause..."

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  8. Our reality is never as strong as when we are tethered to it by the memories and feelings of those who keep our hearts warm... and believing in better things. Love the tenderness (and desperate need to tell) of this piece. It reads like a gasp that married a sigh, to birth something completely new.

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    1. Anger may have started my motion, but it is love that keeps me going.

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  9. feels classic, this pen

    and really love the song choice. ~

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  10. Oh... I feel this one. That nurturing is critical to the fight.

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  11. I love the title alone - very few people in the world can touch so many and offer a sense of both safety and flying away from the ordinary - I too felt that way about Bowie.. a dignified man.. who gave the best of his light to us

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    1. He definitely had a gift for making people feel more confident in their strangeness.

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  12. Truly lovely, Rommy. It focuses on the truth that real love lifts us out of the "too-real" hurt of life and comforts and strengthens us for living in that life when we have to.

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    1. Love has wonderful fortifying power.

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  13. This is truly beautiful Rommy, how well you have written this.

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  14. So very beautiful. Comforting and luxurious. Perfect for a hot summer afternoon or a frigid Winter morning.

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    1. LOL, it's winter in my part of the world, so I am enjoying warmth where I find it.

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  15. An awesome, stunning write, Rommy! Just lovely. Have a nice week.

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  16. Beautiful in the purest sense of loving... lovely...bkm

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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