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At present, he is but a 


shadow of his former self. 


A reflection in a cracked mirror.


He is no longer the doe eyed 


naive young man with


larger than life dreams.


Life has taken exception and


beaten them out of him. 


 


Unable to pursue what he loves 


and ridiculed for his "unusual" ambitions,


he is forced to either get in line or get out. 


Be assimilated or be evicted. 


He knows that this time,


logic will have to trump his dreams.


This time his heart will have to take 


the back seat of shame,


as his brain rejoices in victory.


So he surrenders. He quits fantasy


to commit to harsh reality.


 


But every now and then,


he appeases his aching heart.


He dares to dream again.


He dares to imagine a reality


of his own making. It makes him smile.


For his dreams aren't dead yet.


They may never die.


Hope keeps them alive, 


so that his heart doesn't


ache as much anymore.

Created: Aug 14, 2012

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