Wistful Thinking

A Poem By LoriAnn // 3/5/2009

I am a hopeful romantic,
A helpless fantasist
Just as likely to seek Aladdin’s lamp,
Or a dragons cave,
As a pair of jeans at Wal-Mart
I’m always on the lookout
Hoping for a glimpse
Of the Faraway Land,
The Never Country,
Where all that I imagine
Might be shown for truth
I sometimes get a funny feeling,
Like maybe I’m this close,
But my feet always carry me
Half an inch too far,
Half an inch short
Of the doorway I can’t see
But can feel, tingling in the air
It’s there, I know it is,
Just waiting for me to find it
Perhaps I look too hard,
Not hard enough,
A second too soon,
A moment too late
I’ll find my way there someday
All the way to an enchanted world
A dreamland of reality
Once upon a distant future
I’ll get there,


AHA! So I'm NOt the only

AHA! So I'm NOt the only one!!! This was x-tremly well written.
I personally predict that the world will come crashing to a halt if you don't forward this to 50 Gazillion people by noon tomorow!!
-me (in parody of a chain e-mail)

Keri | Sat, 03/07/2009

Sounds just like me.

Sounds just like me. :)
"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Sat, 03/07/2009

"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Hopeless Romantic #2

Hopeless Romantic #2 agrees.
My work here is done.

Anna | Sat, 03/07/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Hopeless Romantic #1 agrees,

Hopeless Romantic #1 agrees, too.

Sarah | Sun, 03/08/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."

Blogging away!

Can I join you

Come back and join me on Outtakes...Please? It helps a little.
"[Fairy tale] does not deny the existence of sorrow and failure: the possibility of these is necessary to the joy of deliverance. It denies (in the face of much evidence, if you will) universal final defeat...giving a fleeting glimpse of Joy;"

Julie | Sun, 03/08/2009

Formerly Kestrel

Yes, somewhere there is "the place" of dreams

"Someday" indeed. So many books are about people finding another land. Why does it have to be in books?

"It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you." from Batman Begins

The Brit | Sun, 03/08/2009


I loved this, LoriAnn!
So glad I'm not the only one who knows that there's something there, something so close but so out of reach, something that could be reached if you could only wrap yourself around something invisible and intangible!
I could go on, but I'll leave off with saying "Well done, beautiful poem, very well written!"


Words are at their highest when they are used as a window through which we can see God.
~ Paul David Tripp

Mary | Tue, 03/10/2009

Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!


Who hasn't ever poked into the back of their closet, hoping to find Narnia, or tried on every cheap paste ring at garage sales hoping for magic? I think it's the human nature to long for something more, which will ultimately be fulfilled when God makes all things new. Honestly, I'm really hoping for a dragon or two in heaven...lol

"I am a dreamer, take me higher, open the sky up, start a fire...I beleive, even if it's just a dream." -Bethany Dillon

LoriAnn | Tue, 03/10/2009

*heavy sigh*

This is a wonderful poem! It perfectly describes me. :) I was personally the one poking messages into drywall cracks, hoping a Borrower would find them, or sending Morse Code messages out the window at night, hoping a fairy or Peter Pan would see them. :D A dragon in heaven? I never thought of it, but that'd be sweet. ;)

Sarah B. | Fri, 03/20/2009

That's how I feel! I can't

That's how I feel! I can't put it into words as well, but that is exactly how I feel whenever I'm thinking of another imaginary (or not) world.

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - John Wayne

Bridget | Tue, 04/21/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya


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