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A Shared Dream

 

wisdom boy,
where will you be
when the day slips
into the arms of
night?

i'll be
where i always
seem to be;

suspended
between my rooftop
and the sky,
watching
the velvet overflow
and wondering
if you are close
enough
to share this
midnight dream
with me.


I’m floating right on the edge,
Yearning for our sweet velvet concoction of reality,
With the vision walls lined with burgundy 
I still hover over the subconscious, 
But not there completely… 
I’m still encased in black with golden specks,
Desperately seeking, reaching,
For this dream to drown me.

stars
pulls me up
into heaven's
indigo ocean,

weightless i glide
swimming in the wake
of diamond tailed fishes
that lead me on,

i will find you
on the edge
of our shared
dream's horizon,

for i can feel you;

your searching hands
pressing against
a translucent pane,
its kaleidoscope refraction
waiting to be punctured
by the meeting
of our outstretched
fingertips.


Dreaming lady,
I see your fingertips reaching for my hands’ end,
So our fantasia can begin.
And once our fingers graze one another’s lightly,
I am no longer bound by the heavy weight of reality.
I’m finally able to escape this layered lucidity,
Free to dream with you completely once more
As my fingers wrap around yours.
Shattering the concealed layer of the conscious living.
Our warmth, being the key to the subliminal, 
The perfect purity, 
Where our lustrous fantasies reside in phantasm.
I no longer tote the line, 
The resistance of my mind,
Destroyed every time you fly with me.
And even though my eyes are lidded,
My soul sings as I reach home and my vision,
Is the clearest it has ever been as our eyes truly open.

This piece is a collaboration between myself and the truly amazing Lady-Yume. I can't quite recall who came to who for the collaboration idea 'cause it seemed the minute we agreed we were gonna do something together we got immediately to work! This was so much fun to do as her poetry is always so chock full of incredible imagery, I was challenged to try and bring something near that standard to the table. 

I feel collaborations always bring out the best in me as far as my different skills and this was no different. The Dreaming Lady, Lady-Yume really inspired me to come up with something as equally as incredible as her stanzas and I hope I did. This was fun and I really think y'all are gonna like this.

And be sure to go show Lady-Yume some love. Llama her, watch her, fave her stuff, and just go do nice things for her 'cause KJ's just awesome and I love her. :heart:

And as she affectionately calls me, the 'wisdom boy' hopes you all enjoy this. :iconbowplz:

Stanzas written in normal type (second and final) by me, the other stanzas (opening and third) written by KJ. :)
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:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014   General Artist
really wonderful work, you two! :clap: <3
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you ever so much, Dee. :love:
:squee:
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:iconweirdandlovely:
WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very interesting.  Incredibly unlike any of your other collaborations.  Lady-Yume certainly brings out a different side of your writing, and I like it!  Nice job to you both. :)
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014   Writer
Thank you so much for your sweet words! :heart:
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:iconweirdandlovely:
WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so very welcome!  I hope you two collaborate again. :)
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014   Writer
We already promised each other we would! :la:
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:iconweirdandlovely:
WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good! :)
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, lovely lady. :)
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:iconweirdandlovely:
WeirdAndLovely Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconnocturnejewel:
NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
This is a perfectly beautiful collaboration! :D
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Writer
Indeed, thank you so much :heart:
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:iconnocturnejewel:
NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
You're very welcome! :iconshinyheartplz:
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
On behalf of Lady-Yume and myself, thank you. :)
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:iconnocturnejewel:
NocturneJewel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
You're both very welcome. :tighthug:
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is just gorgeous. I love all of the dream-like images from both of you. I saw someone else talk abut how cohesive this poem is, and I definitely have to agree.

Seriously. You guys rocked this out.
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, thank you ever so much for this wonderful comment, Vicky. :heart: Lady-Yume and I greatly appreciate it. :iconbowplz:
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:iconfinallyawaken:
finallyawaken Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is absolutely incredible! Well done to the both of you!! Lady-Yume really...wow guys ^.^
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Writer
Truly, thanks so much for your sweet comment! :love:
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:iconfinallyawaken:
finallyawaken Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are always welcome doll :)
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbowplz: Thank you so much, C. :)
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:iconfinallyawaken:
finallyawaken Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Always welcome :)
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Writer
Found it! :la: And I totally loved working on this with you! (Let's make a promise we will do it again!)

Love ya wisdom boy :heart:
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:love: :happybounce: (I promise! :highfive:)

I love ya' too, Dreaming Lady. :heart:
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Writer
:iconhightonight: (Yaaaay! :la: <-- suddenly turned five-years-old :lol:)

:heart: xx
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
La love (:lmao:)
:love: :heart:
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:iconkanami-sempai3060:
Kanami-Sempai3060 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very inspirational! :)
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Writer
Thank you, indeed! :heart:
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:iconkanami-sempai3060:
Kanami-Sempai3060 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome! ^w^
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbowplz: Thank you, Hibiki. :heart; Lady-Yume would greatly appreciate that, also. <3
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Kanami-Sempai3060 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your very welcome! ^^  I am glad to hear that~ ^_^ 

I am happy cause I am starting to get back to witing poems myself. :)
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:D

Oh wow, that's great. :) I'll have to keep out on the lookout for your poetry. :nod:
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:iconkanami-sempai3060:
Kanami-Sempai3060 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would really like that ;w; I would love your opinion on a poem that I will post later~ ^_^
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:nod: You can also let me know when you post it so it doesn't get lost in the shuffle of my WATCHmessages. I'll definitely get to it. <3
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Kanami-Sempai3060 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thank you, I really apriciate it! ^__^
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure. :)
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:iconwhiteplumfragrance:
WhitePlumFragrance Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Great collaboration! :)
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbowplz: On behalf of Lady-Yume and myself, thank you, Lena. :hug:
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is truly stunning...so many great lines I can't copy and paste them all! lol
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbowplz: On behalf of Lady-Yume and myself, thank you, Jamey. :)
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I went on hers as well and commented :)
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic. :)
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:iconshep4life:
shep4life Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:)
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:iconadeline-renee:
adeline-renee Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Writer
i. love. this. 
the imagery is absolute perfection. 
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Writer
Thanks so much for your lovely comment! I most certainly appreciated it :heart:
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:iconadeline-renee:
adeline-renee Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Writer
No problem! You totally deserve it for this gorgeous poem! :heart:
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:iconchromeantennae:
chromeantennae Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconbowplz: Thank you ever so much! Lady-Yume appreciates this too, of course. :love:
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thysilverdoe Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Writer
I love how your poetry seems to flow into one another despite being by two different artists. Cohesiveness between two writers can sometimes be hard, but you two pulled it off seemingly effortlessly. Bravo! I really like this - the imagery, the way the words flow together, everything.
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:iconlady-yume:
Lady-Yume Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014   Writer
Thank you, indeed, for your truly humbling compliments!
I'm afraid I can't add anything more beyond that, as the way chromeantennae described it, is exactly the way I experienced working on our collab  :heart:
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