Tagged with dreams

IT REALLY WAS ALL JUST THE SAME

IT REALLY WAS ALL JUST THE SAME

John left for work at 7am every morning, never later. Well sometimes later and it upset him when he was late. It didn’t happen too often as he was used to this routine, but it would upset him just the same. John worked all day as hard as he could, being that he’s been working … Continue reading

TRUE

TRUE

One that is true, Gentle, loving, Strong, affirming And that is just, Tender, honest, So much better Than the past Mistakes, decisions, Dreams and visions Gone awry Complexities Who’s next? One that is true.

GOOD FATHER

GOOD FATHER

I had a dream about my dad last night. Well it was a fuzzy dream, you know. He was in it or as it is in that REM type of dreaming, the thought and vague impression of him was there. The presence of him. Well anyway it was interspersed with other dreamy things, those visions … Continue reading

RECKONING

RECKONING

whaddya want a medal? whaddya need a big brass band? some hoopla umpah sis-boom-bah? whaddya want applause? going through all the motions expecting different emotions that are bigger that are brighter cheered for just showing up finding out but the hard way that it’s your way not my way a hurrah a hooray a huzzah … Continue reading

NOT NIHILISTIC

NOT NIHILISTIC

First appeared in the The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature It’s a common thing around here. Family cemeteries in people’s backyards or somewhere on their land. On land that’s been passed down from generation to generation. There are currently laws on the books protecting this sacred land from development. Would you want to build a … Continue reading

ON AND ON

ON AND ON

it goes on and on conflict and turmoil and such on and on and on melancholia how much more is there to take? dreams dashed and thwarted does that mean to stop dreaming? on and on and more the same thing day in and out blaming this or that and needing to find a logical … Continue reading

DREAMLAND

DREAMLAND

the street is quiet that’s different and won’t last long there’s hardly a sound except cicadas it’s way too early everyone must be asleep at home in their beds no need for driving at this moment am i right? being it’s sunday it’s nice to sleep in dreamland is better but i could stand in … Continue reading

MANUSCRIPTLAND

MANUSCRIPTLAND

Time to get sloppy and down to the nitty-gritty. This year I started a “two weeks on, two weeks off” kind of thing. “Two weeks on” submitting poetry and fiction manuscripts for writers residencies (which is priority), as well as book publishers, a couple of contests, greeting card outfits, plus the ongoing handful of smaller, independent … Continue reading

WAILING

WAILING

I had a dream about you last night. That’s not unusual. I’ve told you about those times when I’ve dreamt of you in the past- the odd plot lines or humorous circumstances where your face has shown up or your presence was made known.  Funny how in life it seems about anyone or anything can … Continue reading

INSEPARABLE

INSEPARABLE

Inseparable Here close to you I’m nothing but invincible No longer two I’m stuck like glue Unshakable Resolve and more So much in store Irrevocable I dreamt last night Of all we do Incredible Please understand Such plans I have Imaginable The dreams you dream I know they are Attainable Your breath I feel Your … Continue reading

THE THINGS THAT ARE YOU

THE THINGS THAT ARE YOU

I brewed coffee for you Although you’re still sleeping Under the blankets Off in dreamland You can’t know in your slumber That I’m sitting here waiting And ready for when you roll out of bed Captivation Fascination That and so much more too I admire Never tire Of the things that are you You’re all … Continue reading

NEVER BE

NEVER BE

Yes I’m enamored by you So I can’t won’t talk to you Yes I’m enthralled and enchanted and slain by the thought of you It’s been nice knowing you Yes I’m filled with dreams of you and visions and can’t stop seeing your face My mind’s where you’ll stay Cause we’ll never be.

SOUR

SOUR

your kiss on my lips tastes like poison to me now since things went sour your touch on my skin gives me the heebie jeebies and makes me shudder since things went sour since things went sour i’ve put on my blinders on so i can move forward without you your face in my dreams … Continue reading

JUST A DREAM

JUST A DREAM

I just had a disturbing phone call with a girl that I know Well I don’t really know her anymore She’s not a part of my life anymore I spoke nicely and sweetly and with joy to her I was happy to just hear her voice She always had the most melodic voice Like syrupy … Continue reading

BRASS TACKS

BRASS TACKS

Contemplating my navel Not thinking of much really Daydreaming my old daydreams While gazing at the sky Doesn’t it seem much bluer? Or maybe I haven’t looked up enough lately Who knows? Getting down to brass tacks here.

YOU SAID GOODNIGHT FIRST

YOU SAID GOODNIGHT FIRST

It went on for hours Our conversation was just so good It was the being together part that felt so RIGHT to me. I told you I wasn’t sure I don’t know if I want to open up again I say this but I know that I’m opening anyway. I’m vulnerable with you. Despite what … Continue reading

DANGLE

DANGLE

Why does God insist on teasing me? Filling my heart up with hopes that can’t be realized? Challenging and cajoling me ad infinitum? Dangling what I want and need right in front of my face? Why does God do that? I’m almost to the finish line. I’ve been putting one foot in front of the … Continue reading

PSYCHE

PSYCHE

I wanna start working on that heart of yours Filling it up. I wanna start easing the anguish you’ve known Soothing the pain. I wanna start alleviating the strife that you’ve had Nourishing your soul. I wanna start listening to your dreams for this life Healing your psyche

THAT CHAIR

THAT CHAIR

I love my recliner. I’m looking at it right now. I don’t really sit there much at all, but when I’m relaxing on my sofa, I have a habit of looking at it. Often for too long. You used to sit there. Although you’re gone, the memory and vision of you still lingers. When I … Continue reading

NOT NIHILISTIC

NOT NIHILISTIC

It’s a common thing around here. Family cemeteries in people’s backyards or somewhere on their land. On land that’s been passed down from generation to generation. There are currently laws on the books protecting this sacred land from development. Would you want to build a house here? Word on the street is when folks try … Continue reading

THIS DREAM

I’ve thought about it Maybe it’s time you renege On this dream you have. You’ve worked so hard And it’s been nothing but heartache for you Time and time again Too much hurt, so much pain Don’t you think it’s time you renege On this dream? Please tell me, do you really think You ought … Continue reading

UNDER THE SAME SKY

UNDER THE SAME SKY

We’re under the same sky We breathe the same air For me you’ve a distaste For you I don’t care We couldn’t be any different No doubt this is true There’s a chasm between us And look what we do Place blame on each other While people it seems Can’t come to agreement Won’t dream the same dreams Of a world … Continue reading