Gossamer Fabric Round My Life

Gossamer Fabric …

gossamer fabric
Fate, by Alphonse Mucha


In nightmarish dreams I stand in the netherworld,
Gazing through gossamer fabric round my life,
Watching myself float among what unfurled,
And what could have been if I had turned in time.

In a minuscule matter of time I could have been
Elsewhere, with someone else in another life,
And would it had been a better life then,
Or would it be far worse than I would like?

Was it my choice to be here, or was it Fate,
That brought me to this world I now know,
Did Destiny lead me here or was I late,
To catch a different path or flow?

Why must I be in this wayward dream,
When I should be sleeping peacefully,
Among stars and clouds of white so serene,
Not gazing through gossamer fabric longingly?

Something is stirring deep within my soul,
That one thing I have never had with me,
A longing for that one love I do not know,
I must awaken and face my reality.

© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns

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I have always liked to write. It is important to me that writing comes from my heart and soul. When writing poetry, if I do not feel a spiritual connection to what I am writing on, I will discard it and go on to something I can connect with on a spiritual level. I live in the moment, I write from the past or beyond the veil. When writing fiction I go with whatever inspires me at the moment - it could be funny, sorrowful, romantic or sometimes done with the use of colloquial language from mountain folk or other cultural regions. I began writing content online in 2007, starting with BellaOnline - A Voice For Women, where I was the Native American Editor, Folklore & Mythology Editor, and the Appalachian Editor. I also wrote articles for The Examiner, Daily Two Cents, and Yahoo. I am a freelance writer for Fiverr. I am currently an author on HubPages, a member/author of the Maven Coalition, and Senior Editor and an author for The Creative Exiles. Most of what I write takes a lot of research and I love it. Even if it is a fictional story, I will research for accuracy in whatever it takes to make my characters, their era, their location, etc. become realistic to the reader. I hope you enjoy my works. Thank you for visiting.

6 thoughts on “Gossamer Fabric Round My Life

  • April 25, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    Fine piece of writing Phyllis – I love how you combine the ethereal and the practical angles – it’s a lucid trip into an awakened dream and leaves the reader in serene pool of thoughtful imagery

    • April 25, 2017 at 2:34 PM

      Thank you very much, Ralph. Such a marvelous way you describe your reaction to the poem. I so appreciate that.


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