Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Deep In Dreamland

I’m no threat to you
suppose I should feel flattered
too old for those games

I creep and I crawl 
it's hard to make it across
life gets in the way

mommy guilt is tough
dreaming of abandoned babes
I awake in tears

paralyzed with fear
musicians begin to play
and my throat closes

I am terrified
trapped in the Euro Tunnel
no way in or out


  1. wow last one felt...same with mommy guilt

    the first made me laugh...

  2. This is a real fun poem. Excellent.

  3. Oh, super and heart-tearing too. Wonderful photographs, and now you've made me think of the times I dream of my father. Maybe not so good...
    You moved me.

  4. I like these as a group, I like them individually. As I notice some people say in comments: interesting response to the prompt.

    These Helen haiku
    I see the pictures they make
    yard fills with sunlight

  5. Deep in dreamland indeed! Fun read, plus cool music and pictures. Nice meeting you at Poetry Jam!

  6. I enjoyed reading these very much Helen and also enjoyed the illustrations. I like the haiku form and seeing things stated so crisply and concisely. I am glad too that you did the second Mr. Linky after the first one did not work! (It was also neat to see a picture of you--I assume that is you at the top of the blog.

  7. Love you haiku! I especially got a kick out of the picture of the manatee with the red heels!

  8. What a wonderful collection of dreams! The haiku form underscores that fleeting nature of the dream state, too...I enjoyed this immensely, Helen.
    The Deep Freeze

  9. That's a different kind of 'Deep', and no mistake...

  10. brilliant take on the prompt! ♥

  11. The use of photographs, the variety of images to capture the variety of dreams intrigues me, and the last one, with the yearning, the shadows, "don't awaken me " is haunting.