In love with a fictional character?
Don’t you know that
objects of our desire
are fundamentally fictional?
is a time of great performance,
convincing the other,
showing the best face,
doing things you’ve never done
(and won’t do again)
pretending you love each moment
to impress the object of your desire.
Love is always
We love what we wish
it to be.
If we’re lucky,
when rose lenses are lost,
what we created in dream
resemblance to reality
In response to a Tweet about all the wild Outlander fans in a tizzy about Jamie Fraser coming to life. I was thinking how we fictionalize real people all the time.
This is the essence of wisdom. Well said. 🙂
Could it be I’m getting wiser? Wouldn’t that be wonderful! lol Thanks
interesting thought here… and there is truth to it… going to have to mull this one over… nice poem
Thanks. Tell the mull results! 😉
This is sooooo true… I love it! In those early days of dating, no one is real. It’s all an act to deceive the other into love. Then the sad part is those days, and the true inner person comes out. And ultimately the so called relationship ends. Sad world we live in, NO? lol
Well, if you’re lucky, what’s behind the facade is okay, even if not quite what was expected!
It’s so true ^^
Sometimes this beautiful fictional dreams are all we have. It can be a huge disappointment if the truth eventually comes out, and the bubble bursts. But yet we keep believing in this fiction – I’m no exception to that… 😉 Without some fiction and dreams, the world we live in would be pretty boring, don’t you think? 😉
You know, I have so many single friends who have such unrealistic expectations, they can only live in their dreams. No human could be what they want. I am ridiculously thankful that I married so bizarrely young to a deeply honourable man! I avoided so much crap.
So true Shawn. So beautifully put. Loved it.
Profound. Does love also mean seeing flaws as strengths?
No. That’d be commitment.
wow very well written and so true !! You have used beautiful words ! Loved it 🙂 xx
There are so many beautiful words. 🙂
It is interesting to note that the original definition of “religion” was imply “Wisdom.” Add to that the notion that, if we did not already know the answers to life, we could not understand someone else communicating to us. There is in living a grand illusion going on: we may be the creators of all we sense and see.
I like this thought, Ron.
Shawn, it’s all there for those willing to LOOK.
lol Depends on how quickly you move. It’s amazing to see your friends doing all sorts of weird, out of character things and you know very well as soon as the object is ‘caught’ it will be all over. Deception reigns in courtship!
I loved this poem. It reminds me of a friend of mine who is always living in a fantasy of what she believes should be and who she wants people to be. She then becomes disappointed when her visions of what should be are not reality.
Unfortunately a common problem, I think!
What a great observation — and such a well written poem. I enjoyed this immensely!
I’m glad! Thanks for stopping by!
I say wave the magic wand and let your magic grace the landscape. Keep putting it there and it will soon enough be there.
So long as there are realistic understandings about the fictional aspects of courtship!