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On Fading Dreams (standard:poetry, 149 words)
Author: Victor D. LopezAdded: Jun 16 2013Views/Reads: 1448/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
Sonnet (with a link to audio version)

On Fading Dreams 

Why have you left me, sweet old dreams of youth? 

I've tried so hard to hold them in my heart, 

Where have they fled, faith, honesty and truth, 

Or were they only visions from the start? 

Do I hear music deep within my soul? 

Or mocking echoes from a bygone time? 

The embers grow, though I am growing old, 

But they grow dark and cold, as does my rhyme. 

Each passing moment wears away my hope, 

As does the wind-swept sand the desert stone; 

Rich symphonies fading into one note, 

Leaving me empty, bitter and alone. 

I grieve not for my life; I have more sense, 

I grieve far greater loss  my innocence. 

Audio versions of this sonnet and several other poems from my Of Pain
and Ecstasy: Collected Poems can be viewed at (the book is 
available in Kindle and paperback versions at Amazon.)


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