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Nightmare of a Beautiful Dream

I dreamt my mother mourned a broken doll,
porcelain, sad brown eyes, and five feet tall.

Entombed it in the finest place she could,
a cottage encircled by sunlit wood.

She danced a silent waltz with it, keening,
encouraging life in the wretched thing.

And it mended as she was worn away.
She did not hear when warned of her decay.

I was left a pristine porcelain doll,
and a broken mother in its enthrall.

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 7:50:00 AM
    Congratulations on your super placement in Michael's "Deep Dreams" contest Brittany. I am sorry this is late. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/24/2012 7:05:00 AM
    Beautiful - JUST so very beautiful Felicitations Ellie Daphne

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 6:03:00 PM
    Very interesting winning work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 5:56:00 PM
    Brittany, congratulations!;-) With your "deep dream" win in Michael's awesome contest. Good night~PD

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 6:50:00 AM
    This is an incredible write. I got goosebumps while reading it. A fave!

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 6:06:00 AM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 6:02:00 AM
    More congratulations Brittany,well deserved too xx

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 5:43:00 AM
    Congrats Brittany on your 4th place win I my Deep Dream contest.. bravo!! hugs Michael

  1. Date: 11/23/2012 5:43:00 AM
    Great poem Brittany, congrats ...Seren

  1. Date: 11/13/2012 3:07:00 AM
    Powerful write, Brittany...dreams are a fascinating phenomenon, aren't they?...If this is for the contest it reads like a sure winner - Tim