As I sip this lukewarm cider,
I’d rather be high on fantasy,
I long for it,
To elope to another world,
A land of swords and escapist sorcery,

I’d change class for sure,
I could be a magus,
A shifty rogue or a spellsword,
Away on my own hero’s journey,
Against this dark lord or that giant,

I could be a questing knight,
The likes of Lancelot and Galahad,
Saving innocents and putting villains to the blade,
A symbol of gallantry in silver plate,
Foil to the me in this mundane world,

In that land of magic and marvels,
I’d rather brave dragons and liches,
And abscond from me,
Anything to escape this purgatory,
This grey world,

This unremarkable me.

  1. yes it is good to escape very so often.

  2. shauna says:

    Today was one of those days I felt like I was fighting dragons at work. I am weary of constant chaos and mayhem!

  3. Osharlequir, I feel this poem very much and more so when I know the lines “Anything to escape this purgatory,/ This grey world,//This unremarkable me./ and know the sentiment and the lament myself and give much thought to the topic. Honestly, most folks cannot even afford a Walden. Let alone an adventurous life. I know I can’t. Thanks for posting.

    • Osharlequin says:

      Thank you my friend. Indeed, it’s very difficult to be able to “live ones fantasy” in real life due to financial or other reasons. I’m much the same as you.

      You’re very welcome!

      The Oldschool Harlequin

  4. You’re welcome, sorry ’bout the typo in your name. I feel it’s more than simply than “it is hard to live ones fantasy due to this or that constraint. I feel like it is physically harder, if not impossible to do a great many things today due to the actual cost of things today.

    I like to think of the saying, ‘you either work to live or you live to work,’ which was an old saying from back when people were moving out of the “farm life” and into the cities. The intention being here that, hey, if you go off and get that job building circuit board for A&tt you will be working for the ability to live, as where sure this work is hard but at the end of the day you get to do it with your family. So maybe traveling the world has always been a fantasy for most, but choosing a lifestyle other than working for company x,y, or z has never been harder… and to me that is just sad beyond measure.

    Take care, and thanks for subing.

    • Osharlequin says:

      No need to apologise for that, it’s an easy mistake. ☺️

      I think you’re definitely on to something there. We shouldn’t be living to work, in my opinion.

      Best wishes.

      The Oldschool Harlequin

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