Cosmic Wierding

Memory slips and time skips

And science finds past lives,

Experience is colored by

Our subconscious drives.


Deja vu

Out of the blue

Or maybe you've had

A vision or two...


Quarks and leptons

And subatomic spin

Watch the waves rise up

And then collapse again.


Cast a spell

To make you well

If you don't, the doctor will

With his little sugar pill.


Eventually, begin to see

What is real might not be,

As fact succumbs to lightest touch, 

Nothing seems to mean as much

It doesn't mean the truth, as such...


Maybe I am not awake

Living in my dreams

Or maybe it's not just me...

The world is not as solid as it seems.

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darkpool's picture

Very nice. It can be

Very nice. It can be worrisome, However, to doubt reality. Should you trust your senses?

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Thank you!!

Yes, it is an incredibly disturbing thought for many people.  For me, though, it adds a layer of additional mystery to an already intoxicatingly complex experience.  I like the idea that there's more to the Universe than we could ever hope to understand... but I'm probably in the minority here :)

Starward's picture

Beautiful poem.  In a few

Beautiful poem.  In a few lines you have summarized observations that Philip K. Dick expressed in his many novels.



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I've never read any Philip K. Dick, I'll have to check him out!

Starward's picture

He is a science fiction

He is a science fiction writer, on the outside, but a great philosopher on the inside---who dealt, in almost all of his novels and stories, with the question "What is real, and how can we know what is real and what is not?"  Some of his books are chilling, but all of them are worth your time to read.



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Ooh interesting!!!

I've been on a sci fi kick lately!  He will fit right in.

Starward's picture

Do you ever read Gothic, or

Do you ever read Gothic, or ghost stories?  If so, may I recommend Ray Russell's short stories (he was the first fiction editor of Playboy in the early sixties, and published in that magazine some of the greatest literary names of all time, across many genres); and Sarban, pen name of Ambassador John W. Wall, a British diplomat who wrote all too few stories, including two novels.   



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I read

a bit of everything.  I think it helps with my own writing style.  Thanks for the suggestions!  They will keep me busy :)

allets's picture

 "It doesn't mean the truth,


"It doesn't mean the truth, as such..." Wowie! I like this dreamscape as real and reality as fragile to the touch. Nice - Lovely and unique rhyme scheme. Song like and lilting on a serious theme. - slc


And where oh were did U go? At least come visit. I miss ya - Stella



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Aww thanks Stella!

I got lost in the garden and forgot there was such a thing as poetry.... I suppose it's the type of thing that happens to people with far too many hobbies.