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Suppose each one of us older than the stars,
suppose that we are other than the ragged beggars we seem,
suppose that our engulfing slumber, our inner darkness,
is constantly erupting with the vanity of dreams.

Consider those uncounted aeons swallowed in the oceans
of that virtuality, where we, the ever drowning mariners,
must cling to the absurd shapes we call reality.

Will we, unknowing captives, ever be free?
Has liberty become our cage of captivity?
Oh yes, we writhe, our nakedness become despair.
as our frenzied touching reveals that nothing's there.
All you need ....
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Poelee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Magical...
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thank you!
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
. . . is to suppose.

We are free. It's part of our 'problem' though preferable to the alternative.
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:iconalecbell:
AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Indeed, Al
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almcdermid Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:nod:
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Canankk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
I love it :clap: :clap:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
:iconbowplz:

Thank you, Canan.
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irvon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Second stanza is my favourite. The absurd shapes of reality indeed! Not long ago, a friend of mine and me came to the conclusion that "nothing is consistent", or rather "nothing is consistent" (so nothing as a thing, paradoxically enough). Great piece, Alec.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Thank you, Herman :iconbowplz:
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neuroticmnemonic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Writer
Had me at the first line. Wow.

I can't think of anything worthy of tweaking here. Your words are awesome. Down-right.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
:iconbowplz:
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somnomollior Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Writer
The first three lines are my favourites - they make a nice springboard for the reader to think their own thoughts on the matter as well as to follow yours.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thank you. I'm pleased you found the poem stimulating :sun:
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YouInventedMe Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011   Writer
you dream, therefore we am
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thank you, Shane!
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
:love::clap::faint:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
:iconbowplz::heart:
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Writer
you so completely rock, my friend :)
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
See you soon, I hope!
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Student Writer
see? here i is :)
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
So you are (wrong side of the Channel, though!)
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Student Writer
i dunno about the wrong side, but i am on the opposite side ;)
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
All right, the other side ( the English tend to have set views on the subject!)
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deinktvis Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Student Writer
:)
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InkatMidnight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Writer
stunning.
i am blown away.
:heart:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
:iconbowplz:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Just suppose......A wonderful beginning!!!........followed by something I have read...and re-read .......It's beautiful Alec!.....
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
:heart:
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TriciaS Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
:iconrobotkissplz:
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indiana-w Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Writer
Your work is always above reproach.

Beautiful and dark.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
:heart:
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Your fantastic work has been featured in Friday Night Features
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Thank you very much :heart:
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archelyxs Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
"Consider those uncounted aeons swallowed in the oceans
of that virtuality, where we, the ever drowning mariners,
must cling to the absurd shapes we call reality."
This just made me stop.
Very beautiful. :heart:
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Thank you!
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
by the line, Alec:
1 - yes, birthed in the singularity.
2 - we are, so much more.
3/4 - we see what we wish to see,
and dream accordingly.
5/6/7 - we have little control
over the needs bequeathed
by the universe.
8 - freedom begins in learning free will.
9 - with freedom comes responsibility.
10 - in avoidance there is no hope.
11 - we are lost in smoke.

though, in parsing the poem line by line,
i began to think i may have misinterpreted?

written so well, even though rhymed,
it reads as free verse.

:)pip
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I think the last stanza is enigmatic. Probably more than one reading can be extracted from it, though it said that the virtual and the real are like matter and antimatter.
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
antimatter - for or against?

what is the matter
she said to me it matters
particularly

i think... ;)
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
Me, I'm neither for nor against!
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
slivers in one's butt -
[from sitting on the fence]
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
That's right, Pip!
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alapip Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
too itchy zone...

[to each his own]

brand new song title game starts - NOW!
[13:30 zulu 9/14/11]
we'll make up the rules as it progresses.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
That's the pun pinned!
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LancelotPrice Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Ever drowning and yet always swimming, hope-filled, even in despair.
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AlecBell Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
Indeed. A wearying paradox for us all, Lance.
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