Saturday, August 20, 2016

Was I dreaming?


Was I dreaming?
Hearing children's laughter
The lap of water on the shore
Seagulls hovering overhead

Or unwinding?
From Morpheus's cruel spell
Splash of anchor, rattle of chain
Now rushing, gushing through my mind

Clear blue skies
You leaning against me
We're both relaxed and contented
Now wrapped up in each others arms

Was it all real?
I fear it's but a dream 
Our love story is now over
For you've left me all by myself

Image fond at www.janbirdingblog.blogspot.com

25 comments:

  1. This is so touching.. so beautiful.. especially the image of leaning against each other beneath the clear blue skies.

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  2. This is heart breaking. The transition from the first stanza to the second is so real and the ending makes it even more emotional.
    -HA

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  3. Poignant, gentle, sad... lovely Robin.

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  4. Those chains echo through this poem..i hope it was once real..and that it can be seen again in dreams

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  5. Ah...to have a beautiful dream and then to have it end is very sad. A moving write here, Robin.

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  6. The happiness of the dream with the contrasting sad end. Good use of words to describe this.

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  7. that brilliant second verse carries the impact of the poem to its sad finale

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  8. Does it matter? So vivid! I'm enriched that you wrapped it up and shared it in a poem.

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  9. I envy you the sweetness of the dreams... the only thing that's better with a nightmare is that I'm happier to be awake... lovely written

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  10. this is quite a tease both for writer and reader.

    Thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime today, Robin

    much love...

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  11. This pings at my heart, Robin. But I believe a love like that never dies and is still going on, on either side of the veil.

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  12. These can be some of the most heartfelt times in our lives I think--feeling love and its loss--beautifully penned!

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  13. Takes one away. Thank you for this

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  14. Your poem does such a good job at describing the sense of loss that fills the heart after we wake up from a place we love, with someone we love... to discover that all is now gone. Such longing...

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  15. This is so touching. Beautifully written.

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  16. Very poignant - the sense of loss: palpable.

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  17. Yes agree with Wendy who seemed to write precisely what I had in mind. A palpable sense of heart rending loss with the beauty intact.

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  18. May all your dreams be so sweet. I like to think they are true visitations.

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  19. This is sad. Yet I hope there is much comfort in the dreams. So nicely written.

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  20. I feel for the loss, so sad. well-written :)

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  21. a loss, and a longing. but at least the sweet memories are still there?

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  22. Alone at the end! That's our common fate, is it not?

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  23. Very poignant...sometimes the dreams are so real...inspiring poem

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