Wednesday, December 21, 2016

WEP Utopian Dreams

It's time once again for another WEP Challenge!  Thanks to Yolanda Renee and Denise Covey for making this possible!

This month we were tasked to write a little something around the theme Utopian Dreams.  As you may imagine, there's plenty of scope with this theme, and I expect to see a wide variety among this month's participants.

I ended up going the poetic route this time, and I thought adding some images would enhance it.  Enjoy!

Word Count: 300


  1. This is a powerfully nostalgic philosophy, LG. Yes, do we remember? The 'olden days' are always looked at as a golden time. Certainly our lives today seem unrecognisable from the life our parents lived as children. But not everything about modern life is worse than it was in the past--yes, 'we long for something that never really was.'

    Thank you LG for posting for WEP at this busy time of year, and for writing a poem for us. This is very special.

    Merry Christmas. Happy writerly New Year in 2017.

    Denise :-)

  2. Days past are so safe, even when that's the last thing in the world they really were. Glad you took the poetic route today. I enjoyed reading it.

  3. How true it is.
    And how seamlessly I have moved (mostly) to join the old fogeys mourning for a time that I look at through several pairs of rose coloured glasses.
    Love your take.
    Thank you.

  4. Love your poem, oh yeah! Yes, the past is always a dream, and the future is always unclear. Only the present, the here and now truly matters.

  5. The past as Utopia — how accurate. For many attempting to build a Utopia in future, it really is to the past that they look to; it is a previous glory that they wish to return to... But, as you say, nostalgia is a distorting lens, and that glory most often turns out to be perceived rather than real. Great, great piece :)
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

  6. Your rhyming is excellent. Always beginning with Do You Remember in your first verses paces your poem well. Your last two verses are your summation and they come across with your meaning.
    Well done.
    Have a Merry Christmas and a beautiful walk over into the new year.
    Shalom aleichem,
    Pat Garcia

  7. Well done! No, I have no memories of perfection. Strife, fear, and struggle have occurred in each decade, but hope springs eternal. Although, even I have to admit after this election, even hope is difficult to grasp and hold!

    Love you format! Well done. Thank you for another great entry for the WEP Challenge!

    Wishing you and yours a joy filled holiday and very successful New Year!

  8. 'We long for something that never really was.' What a great way to put it! Those nostalgic musings as often the fantasies of our mind and tricks of past remembrances played upon our fancies. Great Utopian Dream verse, here. I really enjoyed it.

  9. The grass is always greener, eh? I've always admired people who can express their ideas fully in few words. Well done!

  10. That was really cool.
    The good times are here and now, not in the past. The good old days? No remotes for the television sets and only four channels to watch. Doesn't sound good to me.

  11. I remember oh to well
    about things that happen
    that no one would tell
    I remember oh to well

  12. Excellent work. I love how you did the poetry on images. Thanks for sharing this writing.

  13. That's so true! The past is always glorified in recall, whereas in reality the 'good ol' days' were riddled with epidemics and infant mortality and war and bad teeth and illiteracy and terrible attitudes. Much enjoyed the poetry. Images totally spot on, too. Thanks!

  14. Nostalgia has its place, and it helps us navigate the current times if we know what came before. We remember what is important to us, and sometimes our mind give its a rosy glow that convinces us it was better then. An excellent interpretation of the challenge, I enjoyed reading your entry. Hope your holidays are merry!