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Into The Night's Dwelling

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Into The Night's Dwelling

into the night's dwelling
things are they way they used to be
only more perfect, 
and even if I lean into the dark hall 
there are stars in my eyes, that keep alive the myth
and we are all there in black and white
tho' my mother's lips are glossy red,
her hair is beautifully coifed, just hours from the beauty shop
she is smiling, wearing an apron, cooking something grand
the table is set with flowers, a tidy house, sofa pillows neatly in their proper place  
my daddy sits on the floor with me, playing Chinese checkers, letting me win
and my brother is throwing a ball in the front yard with his friends
things are more perfect
than how they used to be
as the wind drones an old Cole Porter song
into the night's dwelling
where I keep the dream 
from dying

Inspired by Nette Onclaud's Contest:" Into Night's Dwelling"

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  1. Date: 2/10/2014 12:31:00 PM
    If I could write a poem like you

  1. Date: 1/13/2014 7:46:00 AM
    Why do I always feel goosebumps when I read your beautiful verses..?Awesome you and your mighty pen : )

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 5:29:00 PM
    Oh yes, sometimes it is lovely to wander back into ones childhood days. Wonderful poem Carrie...Peter

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 10:29:00 AM
    This expressive and emotive work reads like winning material to me..It really left me with a question at the end so that is good writing..Thanks for stopping by with congrats..Soup Mail..Sara

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 8:31:00 AM
    What a wonderful dream of past times and simple things. Loved it.

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 4:19:00 AM
    awesome poem Carrie. Happy new year. (: ) Jenish.

  1. Date: 1/9/2014 12:20:00 AM
    You have painted pictures with your lovely words. This is very much like a hallway of pictures we have, as well as little shrines here and there, highlighted by a buzz bomb fragment and a lighthouse fashioned from a D-Day artillery shell. Don't these things bring the past to life. You've written about this oh so well.

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 2:11:00 PM
    Spectacular. Letting reflections be the seed to something more tomorrow. Such brilliance...

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 7:32:00 AM
    Oh awesome is this!!!! I saw the scene....your sweet!!! Your last three lines bringing the truth home powerfully.....Memories never die...

  1. Date: 1/8/2014 3:23:00 AM
    All those beautiful images streaming in through that window. It's so lovely, Carrie.. now and again we take a walk down that lane ... and rejoice in the wonderful memories of yore!.. hugs my sweet friend!

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 11:54:00 PM
    wow, this is amazing, dear!!! I too keep the memory of my childhood like you do. We must hold on to those treasures.

  1. Date: 1/7/2014 10:50:00 PM
    :D I so enjoyed the mood you set. Especially the more perfect aspect. Memories ARE tricky things. I think Nette will really love this. Best wishes, chum.