Of a young man I once did dream

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    Of a young man I once did dream

    Post by Janet on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 7:18 pm

    Of a young man I once did dream
    His face, his presence, his entire being ...
    So vivid and with such familiarity
    So complete. So extreme.

    And so, did my longing and searching begin.
    So long I looked into vacant,
    masses of unseeing eyes
    None of which could hear my silent scream.

    Slowly, I gave up hope, I gave up looking
    And so settled I, into a life of pleasing...
    The masses with their vacant, unseeing eyes
    Now actors on the stage in my hollow dream.

    Roles I chose, and sometimes they chose me
    The acts each unfolding, overlapping, repeating ...
    I learned to love, to hate, to accept, to grow.
    And so moved I, into a life of doing and being.

    Only when I had learned, to just be
    And not hang onto past ideology...
    There you were
    in front of me.

    You are that young man I of once did dream
    Your face, your presence, your entire being ...
    So vivid and with such familiarity
    So complete. So extreme.

    A new act we now do begin
    Our reality, no longer my hollow dream ...
    Together we now learn - to love, to accept, to grow.
    United and complete. One Being.

    © Janet Pieterse 08/03/2012
    For Barend Booysen


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    Re: Of a young man I once did dream

    Post by BennyB on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 7:24 pm

    This is a sad yet beautiful story! In this case with a happy ending...
    Cleaver usage of words. Looking forward to read more of your work Wink


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    Re: Of a young man I once did dream

    Post by AmmieMoon on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 7:53 pm

    ...en is hy nie spesiaal nie....saam gaan julle nuwe horisonne breek en lewe in uiterstes beleef ( my vriend Benna doen niks half nie Laughing )....moet net nie dat hy van sy maan-tjommie vergeet nie !

    Hierdie is 'n besonderse gedig met heerlike ongeforseerde woordspeling....ek is mal oor die refrein herhaling, dit bind al die gedagtes soos 'n goue draad ! Wel gedaan Janet ! Like a Star @ heaven


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    Re: Of a young man I once did dream

    Post by Janet on Fri 09 Mar 2012, 8:47 pm

    Thank you B and Ammie!

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