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Last Night I Dreamt

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Last Night I Dreamt

Last night I dreamt I wrote a poem
And it was all complete
But then, by accident, I hit
The key that said “Delete.”

I tried, in vain, to reconstruct
The words I’d deftly chosen,
But all my efforts were for naught;
My brain was blank or frozen.

I knew it was a masterpiece,
The best I’d ever written
And every reader, every judge
Would surely have been smitten.

When I awoke, I wondered
If my dream, perhaps, were true;
But since this poem is all that’s left,
That’s quite an ample clue.


August 2, 2013  ~ for Francine's contest ~ Humorous

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  1. Date: 8/11/2013 3:15:00 AM
    a wonderful win Ilene, congratulations..... SKAT

  1. Date: 8/7/2013 11:40:00 PM
    Hello Ilene, Congratulations in "Last Night I Dreamt ... contest :-)" xox~~~ always~ LINDA

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 2:40:00 PM
    yes, yes, this deserved best funny one for sure. CONGRATS

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 11:20:00 AM
    Cute one..I have hit that delete button in my brain several times..Enjoyed reading your winning work..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/6/2013 7:34:00 AM
    Funny stuff, but it has so much truth to it too..I have wonderful insights in the middle of the night..gone in the morning. congrats.BG

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 9:37:00 PM
    I know this feeling. Well done Irene.

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 8:04:00 PM
    I write them as I'm drifting off and if I don't drag myself out of bed by morning I don't remember any of it. congrats on your first place win in the humorous category

  1. Date: 8/5/2013 2:15:00 PM
    You've reiterated very well the poetry you lost. I too have had to pay at night the vacuous theif's cost. :)

  1. Date: 8/3/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Very nice!!That is why I write it first on a piece of paper :)

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:31:00 PM
    Another wonderful poem and I can so identify with it. Love it.

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:51:00 AM
    Beautiful! I wish good luck. G.

  1. Date: 8/2/2013 10:07:00 AM
    hey, you rocked it, Ilene!! this for sure is gonna be on the winners' list. Francine just made a blog saying she only has four funny ones in her contest so far. You may have just pushed my skunky one out of the running. hahaha. Luv, Andrea