Close Your Eyes and Work

Silence isn’t empty, it is full of answers.

And stories can be told with minimal phrasing

Tis the affluent mind that raises the standards,

and coerces the soul to reach beyond praising

 

These days play like movies, each subsequent reel palls,

In cues and cut frames our boundaries are limited

But what if we broke through, and splintered the fourth wall,

And with every fiber, we became limitless.

 

Limitless to what’s next, to that quasi feeling,

of new anticipation or capability?

Of flying without planes, erasing the ceiling,

controlling the unknown, the mind’s motility.

 

And magic, but of course, there is always magic,

In the slightest whimsy, the sweet winds in the trees.

The palpability, in the very fabric,

within a good night’s sleep where the mind rests at ease.

 

Our eyes happily twitch, as we dream in silence,

Chortling ear to ear, in gorgeous mosaics

As the pieces slowly, and deftly give license

And the austerity of life is forsaken

 

The disquiet ebbs, in stories already whirled,

Each dream becomes so real, as we paint with our thoughts.

As imagination fathoms and dreams unfurl,

the fuse of possible, gapes into what is sought.

 

And like all that matters, it’s cause and effect,

Therefore the imagination can’t be destroyed

People hope for magic, unsure of what is next,

So dreams and imaginings will ever be employed.

 

It just takes the first step to realize everything

And discern that those moments left in quietude

Were meant for your mind’s passion and for worshipping

That the uncertainties in your dreams might elude.

 

So when you peep through that ineffable keyhole,

And the sun shines upon you for another day,

know that tomorrow’s fantasies are the insoles,

of the shoes you walk in, and the purpose you must convey.*

Paul Neglia

Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.
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Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

20 thoughts on “Close Your Eyes and Work

  • April 8, 2017 at 1:41 PM
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    I love this verse, Paul. In dreams I often fly without planes, and I see much magic in life. To let go of the “austerity of life” is to let “dreams unfurl” – will allow us to open to so many possibilities. Your last stanza is great – inspiring. Well done on this great work.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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      Thank you so much Phyllis. I always like the saying, if you can dream it, you can do it. Good old Walt Disney had some wise words, and i like to live by them.

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  • April 8, 2017 at 3:19 PM
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    A wonderful verse, Paul. We need to keep the magic and our dreams alive. I agree with Phyllis that the last verse is particularly uplifting especially the phrase “tomorrow’s fantasies, are the insoles of the shoes you walk in.” Great job as always.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 6:01 AM
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      Thank you so much John. I agree that we need to keep dreams alive.

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  • April 8, 2017 at 4:56 PM
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    Wonderfully penned. In life one must never give up on dreams and keep the magic going always.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 6:02 AM
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      Thank you so much Rasma. Dreams are one of the many blueprints toward happiness.

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  • April 8, 2017 at 8:16 PM
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    Beautifully penned Paul and yes I believe we are limitless and that imagination is the very reach that creates our ascension on many levels. A very esoteric piece that taunts our physical reality and really entices the spiritual, for it is within that we may find the limitless nature of life. Great work my friend.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 6:03 AM
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      Couldn’t have said it better myself Tony, thank you so much for your kind words

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  • April 8, 2017 at 8:28 PM
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    I loved this and thankful yo follow your own advice…. well done Paul

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    • April 11, 2017 at 6:04 AM
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      Yes sir. And thank you so much for your kind words Kurt.

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  • April 9, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    Through silence the loudest tunes sing
    Thoughts and feelings flow to reveal
    My real voice, in the midest of solitude
    Reflections of my inner depths, I grasp me
    Dreams come around, waiting to be real!

    Well done dear Paul!

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    • April 11, 2017 at 6:05 AM
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      How grand would it be to have all our dreams come true, what a peaceful world we would live in. I always go by, If you dream it, you can do it. Thank you so much my dear friend for your presence here. ~Paul

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  • April 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM
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    This was beautifully written and inspiring, Paul. Thank you for sharing.

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    • April 11, 2017 at 6:06 AM
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      Thank you so much for your kind words.

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  • April 14, 2017 at 5:45 AM
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    You do the day’s compulsions and complexities honor here, in your dreaming and searching mind’s retrospect and rhetoric within and of itself. Huh?? LOL Such a truly introspective, and profound write, you have gifted us with today. Great work, dear friend of mine!

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    • April 14, 2017 at 6:06 AM
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      Thank you so much dear Donald. We must get you on this site the proper way. Email me whats going on and why you cant get on creative exiles. Nonetheless thank you so much for your kind words my friend.~Paul

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