Saturday, June 16, 2012

Just A Dream




Just A Dream

I sleep on your side of the bed
my head rests on your pillow
I feel closer to you that way
I sleep
 I dream
I toss
 I turn
searching for you
in a room
devoid of warmth
{ am I in REM sleep
or deep into R.E.M. }
man on the moon is calling
am I dreaming
are you here
I feel you touch me
 I hear you whisper
I hear music, sacred, chanting
 I hear you laughing
I am falling ~ falling
deeper ~ deeper
into you, onto you, beyond you 
I awaken ~~ you are gone 










26 comments:

  1. Oh this captures the feelings so well. One can feel the sense of loss on waking. Well done.

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  2. sad that they are gone when you wake...the sleeping on the pillow to feel closer...is all too real...

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  3. Very vivid write, Helen. I could feel the pain of loss.
    K

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  4. The feeling so vivid and then loss...powerful piece

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  5. i agree with everyone above! a wonderful write!!!

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  6. This captures the strange sensation of dreaming really well. A really vivid dream stays with you. Also liked this poem as i am an R.E.M fan!

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  7. wow wow wow...so beautifully sculptured...loved this poem :-)

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  8. I do that on nights when I'm missing my DH. Such a powerful poem, really feels for the reader.

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  9. Tender and so encompassing..the emotions being tangled with those we love! This is beautiful Helen!

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  10. Helen, the loss is so real in this...I feel like crying....such a beautiful piece.

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  11. it is so sweet and intense.....even when there is a sad touch.....

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  12. This poem captures the emotions that are so hard to put into words: the empty space once occupied by one you have loved.

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  13. this brought out the same feelings of loss as the first time i read it, Helen! beautifully written!

    dani

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  14. I remember reading that when Gracie died, George Burns was inconsolable.

    For a time, Burns admits, "things were very, very bad for me. My life was Gracie. But then, about two months later, I started sleeping in her bed—we had twin beds—and things just started turning around for me."

    It is these simple primal things that bring comfort.

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  15. You capture that in between realm so well...waking can be such harsh reality when we're given the gift of love on the other side.

    Thank you for sharing this, Helen...it's inspired. ♥

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  16. Glad to know someone else has these dreams, Helen. Totally immersive writing, making dream more real than real.

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  17. Sadly beautiful, this made me think of my mum and how she misses my dad so much.

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  18. sooooo pretty. not sure whether i read this one before, but it's kind of hypnotic in its presentation. plus, it just kicked that Aerosmith song from Susie's post out of my head... I prefer this one :)

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  19. So totally sad--human - wonderful writing about the ache of loss, the wish that it would just go away - or a person come back. k.

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  20. This is so Sad Helen. great write.

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  21. This is so poignant, Helen, imbued with loss.

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  22. The REM R.E.M. part is awesome...damn the whole thing is awesome. Romantic and sad, but heartfelt for sure. Great job.

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