PAPER DREAMS, a poem written by TM DiSarro at



written by: TM DiSarro



My life is lost in paper dreams
So worn with sweet decay
Nostalgia bears the crush of passing years

Taints the things I write about
Through every wasted day
As letters take the place of falling tears

There’s always vague remembrances
I twist to suit my will
To make the hurt seem less than what it is

Writing out these scenes
I never really fill the space
Between what’s real and everything I miss

The years play tricks to equalize
The heartbreak on the page
As we concede that fate is less than kind

But all that really matters
Is the way I disengage
To minimize confusion in my mind

The past can only compensate
For distance as I blame
Creating walls from all I cannot show

And every line I write
Becomes a roadmap to your name
Determining the path that my heart goes

We harbor our regrets
Like ships of mischief in the sea
And sail them into rocks along the shore

Leave the truth like castaways
Abandoned on a page
Drowning in the words that we adore

Jumping ship when cornered
Is the way that we survive
Panic as we sink beneath the waves

Blind to any saving grace
To possibly revive
Ignorant to any love that saves

Lost in sweet nostalgia
An illusion to be sure
Starvation won’t suffice the unredeemed

Images of words
Create realities that blur
Living life Inside these paper dreams


© 2017 TM DiSarro/MindScapesPublishing

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