What do you See? March 19/2019 – The Grass Is Greener.


Image: Pixabay

I couldn’t believe it, but it was true.

The grass was greener on the other side.

I glanced back at where I had come from

The twisted path I had trodden to this point

The precarious and treacherous decisions taken

And here I stood looking at a future

One that was potentially bright, clean,

Pain-free and it was there within arm’s reach.

At this point in my dream, I became aware

It was a dream I was having,

My life awaited me when I woke up

But I wanted to explore a little more

But as is the case the dream had its own censorship

And I found myself awake

Reality flooded over me

As the darkness consumed me

Once again I was left wondering

If my beginning was near.


Written for: https://helenevaillant.com/2019/03/19/what-do-you-see-march-19-2019/

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22 Responses to What do you See? March 19/2019 – The Grass Is Greener.

  1. willowdot21 says:

    This is very intriguing 💜

  2. Michael, I like what you did with this picture prompt.

  3. Hélène - Willow Poetry says:

    I love this dream. I also love the reality that the beginning might be near, from the darkness it has to be coming into sight.

  4. Sadje says:

    Very good take on the prompt. It sometimes intrigues us the vision in our dreams.

  5. crimsonprose says:

    A case of How green my valley would be if I hadn’t done the things I did.?

  6. Love your last line Michael.

  7. rugby843 says:

    Written from the heart I imagine.

  8. Lyn says:

    Excellent take on a great photo prompt Michael 🙂

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  10. pvcann says:

    I love that last line most of all, nicely layered.

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