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I walked away from the dream

I walked away from a dream I had.
I walked away from a dream.
Suddenly enchanted, wrapped in vine and honey.
I walked away.
Oh bitter sweet parting.
Hollow hallowed road.
I seek a place in the ruins.
Where I hear childrens footprints tread.
The dream would change, move on and on and I would not be there.
To savour all the victories and wipe away the cares
And though I sought a pardoning
I knew it could not be.
So I walked away from a dream I had
And made another theme.
In the ruins and the wilderness
In the crossroads and in between.
I walked away from the dream I had, the others were our team.
Though I knew on giants shoulders lesser mortals rest.
And lesser mortal though I was I helped and did my best .
The vine was growing grapes now I saw magic in my view and of course I knew the truth I did it could not happen without me or you.
You cradled me like a firstborn, wrapped me in your wool, kept me safe and happy
Though I sought to be the fool.
The lifeblood comes like water flowing deep inside.
I will pray for the place I parted.
For the rock that broke my heart.
For the chains that took my spirit
And the boat that dipped and fell apart.
I wandered through the foliage, foraged through the wreck
The damage done, the good wind blew and saved what was on deck.
I wandered in my sadness, cast off so far from shore.
I entered in my misery to a place abandoned before.
I came up with the pieces, fragments all around. I saw the truth and spoke it and now it’s come around.
And what will be will be and magic will be good.
Now that I have left I have gone elsewhere, another hand on deck.
For in every golden dawn underneath lies the wreck.
I walked away from a dream I had
I walked away from the dream.

About Geraldine Ward

Geraldine Ward has been writing and performing various forms of poetry and prose from an early age, and is a regular contributor at the London Farrago Poetry Slam nights. She has published a number of books including the "Now" collection, and has featured in other publications including Katie Metcalfe's "Beautiful Scruffiness" series of magazines.

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