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Escaping the Vines

I dreamed that I was tangled up in vines
too numerous to count (such slender twines).
They’d somehow crept upon me in the night.
It felt so real, this strangely “twisted” plight!

I tried to move, but I could not break loose.
My face and limbs were wreathed, each in a noose.
Fresh fear set in.  I writhed and writhed about,
then realized I’d have to wait it out.

In time, the vines were clearer to my eyes.
Their peril was a pleasure in disguise,
And instantly, I knew just what to do!
I turned into a mouse so I might chew.  . .
My nightmare had become a child’s fond wish. . .
I set forth nibbling cherry strands of licorice!

For Frank Herrera's "Dream" poetry contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 10/26/2014 12:44:00 PM
    You got me on this one Andrea, I thought it might have been your blankets or sheets, but I like your ending better much more tasty also my dear friend of humor, lol take care cheri

  1. Date: 11/25/2013 10:36:00 PM
    Congratulations! Another winner. What a wonderful poem too. A nightmare turned into a child's fantasy. Well done.

  1. Date: 11/15/2011 8:47:00 PM
    Andrea, Sometimes the solution to our every fear is in a poem. "Cherry strands of licorice" is all they ever really were. Thank you. Ruben

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 2:37:00 PM
    Oh you got me with this one, Andrea :). That was really cute, those twines turning into licorice (heehee have to admit though, I am not fond of licorice...) but this sure was a clever dream at the end ;) and I see you won with this, so congrats! hugs to you :D

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 2:39:00 PM
    LOL so charming...never saw it coming! I've had strawberry liquorice but not cherry..send me some? Congrad's [I'd have placed it higher! ;)] Light & love

  1. Date: 10/10/2011 7:14:00 AM
    Very good , Dreams are crazy but do have substance I believe.....what do you think.... anyways, great entry for the contest... love Michael

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 5:27:00 PM
    Congrats Andrea on an outstanding win with this fantastic write for dream theme ... excellent words of amazing quality my friend..enjoy ..luv..

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 11:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in Frank's "Dream" contest Andrea. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 10:47:00 AM
    Way to go Andrea. Well done and congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 8:02:00 AM
    LOL, love this witty piece, Andrea. Hope you're feeling better?

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 6:08:00 AM
    Very creative poem my friend and that you did it with the itallian sonnet form adds much allure to the fantasy! Always good to read upon you.

  1. Date: 10/9/2011 12:07:00 AM
    You have written a fantastic write Andrea! I love how you got out of being in bonds by changing into a mouse that ends up eating cherry licorice...that I could handle too!! Creative poem!!

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 3:52:00 PM
    Was the licorice twisted Andrea.? as well as the plight.. anyway count yourself fortunate that it was red licorice,,, just think how it may have "turned out" if it was the black strands...and it being night and all,, anyway i digress, so in the contest (all the best)

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 12:29:00 PM
    Very interesting dream with metaphoric value, Andrea. I think Frank will love it too! Best wishes in his contest. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 11:00:00 AM
    Enjoyed this write Andrea now off to get groceries -think I am all caught up with your new ones. love phyl

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 9:36:00 AM
    Escaping the Vines is a lovely one. I sincerely enjoyed the read, Andrea. Nice write!

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 9:06:00 AM
    What a sweet ending! Reminds me of song"Big Rock Candy Mountain". Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 7:55:00 AM
    I love how you turned this around from a possible nightmare to a child's dream. Very, very clever Utah Babe, I like it and I wish for it to be rewarded in Frank's fine contest. Have a most lovely weekend :) 4 u

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 7:39:00 AM
    Very fun. Do you change into things in your dreams? I have, on very rare occasions been someone else but never something else. Tony

  1. Date: 10/8/2011 4:53:00 AM
    An interesting write Andrea.Very nice twist at the end.Best wishes.