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Do you know how dreams fade?
It starts with a train wreck
that you can't take your eyes from
and ends in a shipwreck
that is never again seen

My goal in life; is simply to be
I left my dead dreams behind,
but there are a few hangers on
and none left alive
When dreams die, everything else dies with them.

© 2012 Matthew M. Danielson

from Chapter 1: Before The Fall
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gabbyMrgn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
This has to be one of my favorites. It also describes my life perfectly. I am now in the serenity after the ship disappears. Forgive me for not getting closer to you sooner. I was stupid to listen to others, and now I lost time.
MMDanielson Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm sorry you've been through that, but I'm glad you've found serenity where you are. I'm starting to get to that point (acceptance).
There's nothing to forgive. You're cool. Though I have to ask out of pure curiosity and amusement, what is the consensus on me?
gabbyMrgn Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
My opinion of you has really never changed. I have always thought you were cool, still do....mabie even more now that I have read your stuff! No worries, you and I will always be cool.
scribblingnooly Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional
Love the analogy of starting with a train wreck and ending with a shipwreck. There is mayhem after a train crash, just serenity after the ship disappears (into the sea of the subconscious? or maybe the collective unconscious)..All these poems have that brevity that holds deep meanings.
MMDanielson Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. The analogy represents my life over the past twenty years or so.
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