Utopian Dreams #WEP December 2016

Kalpanaa

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16 Responses

  1. Denise Covey says:

    Love:

    And that green grass on the other side

    Needs watering and weeding

    So true. A realistic view of utopia. I don’t mind if you come to Oz if the green on the other side tempts. Could be worse places, LOL!

    An excellent poem to share with us all for the prompt. Quite a few poems this time, which is super awesome. It was great to see you pop up on the list when I wasn’t expecting it.

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very successful 2017! Doesn’t it come around fast!?!

    Denise 🙂

  2. When is too much tolerance

    Simply a fear of the unknown

    Love of the status quo?

    Good question! Your poem also reminded me of Omar Khayyam – ‘Better be merry with the fruitful grape/than sadden after none or bitter fruit.’ Well-balanced view in your poetry. Great take on the prompt.

    Best,
    Nilanjana.

  3. desk49 says:

    Questions in our own soul
    We’re forced to ask
    Tho everyday life
    Is still right on track
    A deeply personal chores
    you show us we must make
    Yet nether world will give us
    Both ice cream and cake

    Yes nice to meet you

  4. A poem which speaks loudly to me.
    Yes, that grass does need watering and weeding. And some tolerance IS a fear of the unknown. And yet we need more of it. Acceptance of differences.
    Thank you, for yet another take on a prompt which defeated me.

  5. Olga Godim says:

    Yeah, utopia is ever unreal. All dreams are. Great poem.

  6. Great piece, Kalpanaa! Loved it. And the bit from ‘Imagine’ felt like the perfect close. I was going to use that song in my own WEP piece and then totally forgot about it. Yes, ‘no religion’ seems like an excellent path to Utopia.

    Happy holidays, my friend 🙂
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

  7. patgarcia says:

    While reading your poem, I thought about a line from the song by John Lennon, “Imagine all the people living in harmony.” At this particular moment, it is my opinion that the dream about Utopia needs to be revived.
    Your poem made me think. It engaged me and I was able to connect your words with a song.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a beautiful walk over into the new year.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

  8. Lovely! Utopia is personal. Sometimes it’s simple but sometimes it’s complicated and near impossible. This is the season we all dream of world peace, and wonder why it’s so impossible.
    A very thoughtful piece!
    Thanks for participating in the WEP Challenge.
    Wishing you a joy filled holiday and a success filled New Year!

  9. Your words here have said a lot!

  10. kentuckygal50 says:

    So true and so succint! One of the ‘problems’ with Utopia is that it means something different to each person!

  11. jlennidorner says:

    That does sound nice. Thanks for sharing.

  12. A beautiful poem expresses so much what is going around. Hope the New year will usher change in our attitudes!

  13. Amit Misra says:

    Very nice composition!

  14. DG Hudson says:

    I liked the line about the green grass on the other side which we see does need watering and weeding, and we can see that when we remove the rose coloured glasses. Reality is living, but we can still dream of utopias where man is good to his fellow man (as in mankind). Enjoyed this interpretation of the challenge theme. Hope you enjoy the holidays!

  15. An interest5ing poem and a most interesting side f the Utopian Dream. I enjoyed it, was frustrated by it, and at times even scared by it. Is that a good thing? I think so. The best writing draws our emotions, and you surely did THAT.

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