Magic

Posted: July 8, 2011 in rhymed musings, what makes us tick

 

                      – Inspired by all the Goodbye-Harry-and-You-Know-Who buzz 

The world is too big and life is too short,
You are no Harry and no Voldemort.
Not even a sidekick — bystander at best,
Watching the heroes to go on a quest.

Exit the theater, close the book,
Hear one more sound, take one more look.
It felt so real, but magic is gone
You are not Chosen, you are just one.

One of the many, who fell under a spell,
Those who have dreams, but no story to tell.
Running away from a life so mundane
That in the mornings it drives you insane.

A lie. An escape. But here’s a twist:
Some years ago it didn’t exist.
Heroes and villains, wizards and wands —
Someone like you made them real at once.

Take a deep breath. Close your eyes.
Feel all the doubts melting like ice.
Life may be short, but it can be a ride.
There is magic. Right there. Inside.

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Comments
  1. Jess says:

    I have realised this over the last year. A lot of us tend to live in a fantasy.. and we create future fantasies and then we are bitterly disappointed when we wind up in the same place 5 years from now. Thank you Unmaskd for making it so much clearer.. I am just happy I can say this now from the edge of that fantasy-land (I wont admit to being completely out of it! Nor do I want to be completely out of it.. it can be fun to dive back in once in a while.. just for a little fun!)

    I make my own ‘magic’ happen now and stop waiting on that ‘never gonna happen, that’s make-believe’ moment to appear!

  2. Diane says:

    Thank you for this all too true piece. Love the last 3 verses. : ) We can each be masterpieces in progress, if we choose.

  3. Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light
    Written by Zen Terrelonge

    My dear unmasked, life is short that is true,
    But rejoice in the magic, it’s pure through and through.

    For a decade we’ve grown, we’ve laughed and we’ve cried,
    Sadness consumed us, when characters died.

    Live with the light, HP’s gone not forgotten,
    Don’t yield to the darkness, don’t be so downtrodden.

    Poetic your words are, but where is the love?
    We’re in this together, condemn none of us.

    Believe in the books, be free, mind explore,
    Don’t turn your back now, don’t close that door.

    Inside us there’s magic, of that I agree,
    It’s also created for you and for me.

    More than one kind, more than just two,
    Magic is everywhere for me and for you.

    Courtesy of http://www.zentertainmentweekly.com – The location that magic was cast between us both.

  4. Thanks very much, I’m glad you approve – I’m sure there wasn’t.

    I felt it worked well, our two opposing ideals, both with the basic, same unity but just approaching it from a varying juxtaposition.

  5. JOnKEnna says:

    Just a general comment to say how interesting I found this blog. Thanks for reading my review of the last Harry Potter film. Hope you’ll come back to my blog again and maybe even subscribe. I’d be interested to know if you with the things I’ve written

  6. Anonymous says:

    Well done! I applaud your writing.

  7. Sunshine says:

    This poem came to life for me recently when I discovered the magic inside–and what a ride it is!

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