Virtual Reality

‘We have stood the winds of time and fury
we have touched death and still we live’©
maybe in the aftermath of some other life
some other place and time
truth is left to dangle
lost within the lies

we talk to machines
(which now reply)
and labor is not what it
seems anymore

we’ll live in a virtual world
where everything is neatly done
though walls may crumble
(we won’t even know)
we’ll walk on water
because dreams are our reality

Life is still everything
but
soon we may wonder

was it ever real.

~*~

© Daydreamertoo    *All rights reserved

**The prompt at Real toads was to borrow a line from a friend’s poem and use it as inspiration to write a surrealist poem of your own.
My good friend Freewind writes poetry and short stores at several websites including Hub Pages and also Opendiary The first line of my poem is a line from her poem at Opendiary entitled ‘My Sweet’©  but her diary there is set to be seen by friends only.

Shared with Three word Wednesday Dangle, labor, neatly
With Real Toads Kenia’s Wednesday Challenge

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

26 thoughts on “Virtual Reality”

  1. I am impressed by your prophecy of what might be, even as I’m hoping it will never be, and yet, a part of me is sure you are right about where mankind is headed.
    Great stuff, Bren.
    K

  2. aloha DayDreamerToo – i like the sense that there is something surreal about virtual reality and your exploration of how far that will go. …more and more i think you are right – we live in very surreal times. here i am, speaking to you from a keyboard from one part of the planet to another and yet all points in between can be listening (okay, reading) it from their point too. wow. i like your take on this surreal world. cool. aloha.

  3. Wow!! Bren, this idea is striking…

    “we’ll live in a virtual world
    where everything is neatly done
    though walls may crumble
    (we won’t even know)
    we’ll walk on water
    because dreams are our reality”

    Kind of scary to think of real reality decomposing while we’re entranced in our other realities of virtual world…

    Nicely penned!!

  4. Reality is so hard to find, we knew we had it once but searching for it again we seem to get further from it.

  5. like the line about truth dangling within the lies. definitely an interesting premise, gives me pause to ponder.

  6. so true beautiful dreamer, who can be certain in the virtual world, what is real and what is only a figment of our own imagination?

  7. Intriguing prompt, this surrealistic writing and you have done it so well. I especially love that the surreal part is our actual lives, in your poem. Very cool. Loved it.

  8. Already we are living in a surreal world but fail to recognize our whole-hearted acceptance of less than natural. So well-expressed in your imagery.

  9. truth left dangling withint the lies…very interesting turn right at the opening…talking to the machines and that changing…i have been watching a new show called revolution where all the power had gone out in the world…i wonder what that would do to us as a society…to be put back to our most primitive…

  10. “maybe in the aftermath of some other life
    some other place and time
    truth is left to dangle
    lost within the lies”

    I see truth like an earring on a corpse in a Pandora-like box of lies . . . and yet, in that virtual world, as you point out, nothing ever really dies, and so

    “Was it ever real.”

    I love the ideas here, and the images it gives me, and wonder if I could have permission to use a line from it in my own poem for Kenia’s challenge?

  11. Nothing is real..and everything is real..like the Matrix..beautifully woven concepts..that window by the sea seems like a perfect thinking place..jae

  12. Yeah if that day ever comes where virtual reality is at play, I won’t want that at my bay. Be fun for maybe a game or two but people will live virtual lives and site around getting fat, fake partners, fake houses, fake everything, no thanks.

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