Your World Against Reality

Your World Against Reality

A Poem by Lexi Nicole

Gears turn over in your head and the world can't make them stop, so long as you don't let it.


What good is the world
When you could, in theory,
Build your own world from words
If you could craft people from
Punctuation and paragraphs
And make your house with the
Pages of books and the lines of
A song that hums somewhere
Deep your heart

Reality could never measure up
To the home built in your head
Because in your head everything goes
Just the way you wanted it to go
And the characters are just colorful enough
And the sounds are never too loud
And you can crawl between the folds
And the cracks of the pages and the
Bindings of books that are falling apart
And just, for a few moments, turn your back
To the loneliness and the gray dust of reality

The world, with its firm grasp on reality
Is not the only world for minds that work
Gears turn over in your head and the world
Can’t make them stop, so long as you don’t let it
So hold tight to your own fantastical dream
Because it is yours, to hold and to keep

© 2012 Lexi Nicole

Author's Note

Lexi Nicole
I don't even know where this came from but I quite like it.
Comments and crit welcome and appreciated as always!

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i enjoy this! and I say, the reality you choose for yourself is the world. the world isnt ever reality.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Nice write

Posted 10 Years Ago


Posted 10 Years Ago

What a creative piece. Well penned.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Lexi Nicole

10 Years Ago

Thank you very much :)
Wonderful and magical poem on creativity. I love it.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Awesome work.
Love the whole poem,these lines are special to me:
"The world, with its firm grasp on reality
Is not the only world for minds that work"

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on May 24, 2012
Last Updated on May 24, 2012


Lexi Nicole
Lexi Nicole


Live. Love. Write. I'm 20 years old. I've been writing since I was 4. Writing is more than just a hobby. It's my passion, my drug, my therapy and my life. iaintbegginw.. more..


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