When Dreams Fade Away (Collaboration)

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My contribution to a collaborative poem by Neha from the blog, ForgottenMeadows

You can find the entire collaboration here


When it all fades to black

Like the end of a motion picture,

Despair morphing into a beast

Looking to take control

Distorting my peripheral vision

Chewing a bigger fraction of my pie chart …

I, in turn,

Hunt like a blood hound

For what is rightfully mine,

I grip the collar of my dreams

Put them on a leash,

Make them recite my name

Till they realize they are not aligned

With anything or anyone except me,

In a world as cruel as ours,

When fighting for the good of others

Vying for justice,

Being gentle can only last so long.

– Original-Dante ©2016

Photograph by: GestianPoet21



15 thoughts on “When Dreams Fade Away (Collaboration)

    InsidiousCravings said:
    November 26, 2016 at 1:20 PM

    Well done OD!! 😄

    Southern by Design said:
    November 26, 2016 at 2:06 PM

    Wow, really left me breathless 😀

    InfiniteZip said:
    November 27, 2016 at 3:48 PM

    A fine addition to the collaboration my friend ❤

      Original-Dante responded:
      November 27, 2016 at 8:42 PM

      Thanks…almost felt like the tone was getting dark in the end while writing it lol 😀

        InfiniteZip said:
        November 28, 2016 at 12:19 PM

        Nah, it’s very Dante, moving through the gamut of feelings we all hold, that’s why it’s beautiful and we can relate💕😊

        Original-Dante responded:
        November 28, 2016 at 1:03 PM

        Haha i guess it is very Dante 😀

    nosyjosie said:
    November 29, 2016 at 9:02 PM

    This was so fierce and strong. Toward the end, I felt myself holding my breath lol. Great job!

      Original-Dante responded:
      December 9, 2016 at 5:21 PM

      Thanks for taking the time to read Jo! 🙂

    Fallen Saint said:
    December 9, 2016 at 10:40 PM

    Dark and I liked the underlying feel of sexual tension.
    Fave lines- “Put them on a leash, Make them recite my name”

    Hope you’ll swing over for a visit. -Fallen

      Original-Dante responded:
      December 10, 2016 at 9:04 AM

      Thank you…Im glad you noticed the underlying tone…many miss these details 🙂 …i will swing by, definitely

        Fallen Saint said:
        December 10, 2016 at 9:14 AM

        Some minds just see these things. You’re welcome & look forward to seeing you around. -Fallen

    Rhyme In Time said:
    December 15, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    This part especially “grabbed” me: “I grip the collar of my dreams / Put them on a leash”. Cool poem. 🙂

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