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Last Night I Dreamt

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Last Night I Dreamt

Last night I dreamt words that I said
were birds! Some were blue; some were red.
so I needed to write.
Words I spoke would take flight
and then go over everyone’s head!

In my mouth the birds puffed out each cheek,
but I’d lose my words, were I to speak!
Then one zealous red bird,
(a most passionate word),
pecked inside of my mouth with its beak!

Words went flying away with that poke!
Where was paper to write? A cruel joke!!
By my bed was a pen.
I reached out for it. Then
I crashed onto the floor and awoke!

Humorous for Francine's Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich

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  1. Date: 9/20/2013 10:16:00 PM
    Nice to remember dreams and sometimes I do but it is usually a nasty one that sticks out the most. Nicely done. love phyl

  1. Date: 9/2/2013 8:16:00 PM
    What a wonderfully entertaining poem. How I enjoyed this one. I would like to be able to read all your poems but you have so many. So I have decided to read your rhyming and limerick poems first. Because those are my favorite poems. Thank you for reading and commenting on mine.

  1. Date: 8/17/2013 1:34:00 PM
    That reminds me of a trip I took on LSD many moons ago. But I think it was butterflies in my head, fluttering their wings and sprinkling fairy dust on my brain causing me to hallucinate images of angels dancing among the stars. Then I realized that it was just the bubbles in my beer. Hmmm.... I think there is a poem in there somewhere. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 8:34:00 AM
    that's a dream to remember,with a funny ending, I enjoyed reading it,God bless you,Hugs!Erich

  1. Date: 8/11/2013 3:20:00 AM

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:45:00 PM
    Andrea, Congratulations in "Last Night I Dreamt ... contest :-)" xox~~~ always Linda

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 4:31:00 PM
    lol, had a good chuckle here : )

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 3:49:00 PM
    Wow! This was funny and entertaining! Always, Laura

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:14:00 AM
    These are the craziest, funniest limericks! Amazing presentation of the dream. ~ Yes, Kate and Isobel was in Dream On. I used my own contest for inspiration in addition to the picture because I hadn't a clue who the girl was or what she was doing. Though I have vague suspicions that it was Alice.

    Zerbst Avatar Isaiah Zerbst
    Date: 8/7/2013 11:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Bang! Ouch! Great way to wake up!
  1. Date: 8/6/2013 11:17:00 AM
    Very unusual dream( I hope not real just imaginary)..I hope that I don't have the birds here pecking me for sure..Enjoyed reading your winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:48:00 PM
    Congratulations Andrea, this was a fun entry.

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on a very fine win, Andrea! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:15:00 PM
    ... and I'm picturing you spitting out birds, congrats on your 4th place win in the humorous categoryAndrea

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 1:55:00 PM
    Oh my! Be careful. :) So early in the morn. You seemed to get so excited. You would think you were watching porn. :) Sorry for the reference. The rhyme just had it's way. I really do apologize, things like this, I shouldn't say. :)

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:55:00 AM
    oh done this before but was 5 ft up in bunkbed lol loved the tale and imagery dear one gl in contest on this one I may jump in too thanks for stopping by site also again keep on sharing

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:58:00 AM
    Hahaha enjoyed this very much Andrea!

  1. Date: 8/4/2013 2:06:00 AM
    Checking out another poem of yours. Come on! Your reply below indicates that the dream is fictional :P -- either way, this is quite quirky and zany writing from you, Andrea. Good to see. I really enjoy the different techniques that you employed within the limerick structure, such as the bracketed line and enjambment, etc. Very neat!

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 7:59:00 PM
    This is so funny! Words do fly. They go far and wide and reach us all who take the trouble to go bird watching. Don't know why the birds were distressing you. Maybe it's the poet's version of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Thanks for this. Wish I was a better dream interpreter, but there is an important message in this image--to understand it all is not so easy. I wonder if our electronic distribution is at fault. We don't get to see each other face to face. That's why I go to readings at times.

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Hi Andrea told you i'd be around, lol at this one, good luck in the contest, have a good week my friend, all the best Poetowen

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 4:57:00 PM
    LOL....Andrea, your writes are such a pleasure to read. Love this clever and witty limerick. Hugs