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Kalopsia

There's said to be a fine line between dreams and reality. But what if there isn't one at all?

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
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Why are you looking for me?

You left me, remember?

Yet thoughts of me bedevil you

Is it guilt? Is it remorse?

~~~~~

You try to catch my eye

As I weave in and out of the crowd

Surreptitiously watching you

~~~~~

You're becoming delirious

Uncertain if I'm real

Or hallucinatory

I seem to be omnipresent

~~~~~

It is so messed up

Because there you stand

In front of your bride

Engulfed by thoughts of me

Amidst your wedding

~~~~~

I laugh in exultation

~~~~~

Now try reading this from bottom to top 😊


Author's Notes:

This was written based on a dream I had a few weeks ago. It may not be real but I love being delusional! 😋

Screenshot from https://www.definitions.net/definition/kalopsia

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Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

My mental health decline brought about a lot of darkness and I embraced it. It now flows out mostly as Dark Stories and Poetry.

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  • Kamran Alam6 days ago

    Thank you so much, dear your subscription

  • Kenneth cruz8 days ago

    Even better end to start

  • The Dani Writer23 days ago

    Oh WOWSERS! This is powerful. I can't decide which I like better; reading start to end or end to start. Brilliantly done and congrats on the TS!

  • Pauline Fountain26 days ago

    Congratulations of the TS! Dharrsheena, you never fail to disappoint! Loved this with the read from the bottom to the to twist! Pauline 🌸

  • Donna Fox (HKB)27 days ago

    I laughed soooo hard: https://www.instagram.com/reel/C5EESRyrzk5/?igsh=MThxaDVubnEzeXBiMA==

  • Gloria Penelope27 days ago

    The best poem I came across, easy to understand, and simple. Nice job!

  • Christy Munson29 days ago

    Sooooo yum! Absolutely delicious in every direction. Congratulations on Top Story FEB 2024. Great POV for an inverse. Love it!

  • “M”about a month ago

    Great job

  • Catherine Nyomendaabout a month ago

    But is it true that dreams are a reflection of our thoughts? Maybe this wasn't a delusion. Lol😀. Well composed poem.

  • E. J. Strangeabout a month ago

    very wild love the idea

  • Iris Erdileabout a month ago

    I love the effect of reading it from top to bottom and bottom to top. Very unique!

  • Susan Fourtanéabout a month ago

    Wow! This is very beautiful and very nicely done. :) Congrats on Top Story!

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    I saw this and thought you’d enjoy it!! This is soooo me (maybe us) when it comes to returning to my work to edit it!! https://www.facebook.com/share/BUQJdkdPQTeYn9yH/?mibextid=ox5AEW

  • Sasi Kalaabout a month ago

    wow! amazing....

  • TheSpinstressabout a month ago

    Two poems in one! I can't decide which version I like more. Dreams can make for amazing poetry inspiration, and this is a perfect example. ❤️

  • Patrick Etyangabout a month ago

    woooow this is absolutely gorgeous i have learned something

  • LASZLO SLEZAKabout a month ago

    This is amazing!

  • F. Leonora Solomonabout a month ago

    nice to be back and see you are amazing forward and backwards--wow!!!❤️❤️❤️

  • Wow brilliant 🤩i read it from Bottom to Top too! 💕🌸

  • Meg2 months ago

    This is brilliant! Congrats on the top story!

  • Kelsey Clarey2 months ago

    This is amazing! It tells such a good story either way you read it.

  • Patrick M. Ohana2 months ago

    A poignant yet sad inverse and sad piece from both directions. Good luck in the Challenge!

  • Brilliant Dharrsheena!!! Great work as always. Congratulations on your Top Story!!!

  • Buzu2 months ago

    This was so beautiful, I loved it!

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