Doctor Erland's Flying Castle

Doctor Erland's Flying Castle

A Poem by Sarah

Based on a super weird dream I had.

On the day I turned sixteen 
When impossible thinking was banned
I looked around the room
And watched the guests clap their hands
I wasn't happy, if you couldn't tell
In fact, I didn't really care
You see, I was bored of life
Sick of pretending and being proper everywhere
And then, on that day
That very strange day
The guests stopped clapping
As a man was walking my way
He grabbed my hand and smiled
"Madam, you look bored." Said he.
His eyes were bright and green
"Life is an adventure just waiting to be."
Suddenly, they were gone
All the guests and all the lights
I was in a castle and it was flying
Flying through the night
His name was Doctor Erland
And his castle was called The Stranger
It was fueled by the power of wits
And flew with the promise of danger
Twenty six stories it stood
almost invisible in the night sky
"She goes any where you want to go."
Doctor Erland said, "Just tell her where to fly."
Together we flew to distant lands
And my boredom and sadness was washed away
As the promise and experience of adventure
Was quick to lead me all the way
On the day I turned twenty six
When impossible thinking was all there was
Doctor Erland died
Said he, "Too many adventures, is the probable cause."
"I give you The Stranger thats fueled by wits,
It's my house, it's my dream, it's what makes me free.
Remember, young lady, you are what you are
And life is an adventure just waiting to be."

© 2011 Sarah

Author's Note

ignore the grammar, the words count the most

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One creative dream and you told it well. Liked it.

Posted 9 Years Ago

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That was an amazing poem and a weird dream! The end was sad yet the beginning was happy. "When a man dies it is not the end, it is only the beginning." -Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Great poem Sarah!

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Added on December 6, 2011
Last Updated on December 6, 2011
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