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The Dream

In lonely, pleasant quietude
I walked along the way.
No one to break my solitude
So early in the day.
I watched with fascination
The first bright, rosy glow
Suffuse the springtime, morning sky
In this my private show.
It was as though I walked on clouds
So beautiful the scene.
I broke into a lively run
As if just seventeen.

I awakened as the nurse arrived
To give me meds for pain.
It's two days since I lost my legs.
I'll never walk again.

Entered in Dream contest
Written  10/12/10

My husband lost both of his legs to  amputation from a disease that killed him just 8 months later.  I never saw him smile again.  He was unable to turn over in bed without help and I can only hope he was able to walk in his dreams

Copyright © Joyce Johnson

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  1. Date: 5/11/2013 5:35:00 PM
    Oh Joyce I'm so sorry for your loss. Life isn't fair. He probably did have a dream like you wrote. He was your muse on this one I think. Comgratulations on your win. Bless you. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 8:53:00 PM
    Such a sad story, but so well written Joyce. Thank you for sharing this touching story. Congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 2:14:00 PM
    So sad a fearfull memory,yes he is whole again now and in your dreams too! BIG hugs Congrad's on Your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 11:57:00 AM
    So truly touching and sad... sorry for your loss and his. But you wrote it sooo beautifully. I won't forget this one. I'm sure it'll keep me company for years.

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 11:46:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Francine's "In Dreams" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 9:51:00 AM
    This is a very moving piece, Joyce. My father was also an amputee, and the gangrene was a contributing factor to his early death. Yes, we can only hope and pray that they no longer suffer with earth bound afflictions. Congratulations on your first palce win with this excellent poem, Joyce. Love, Suzette

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 9:08:00 AM
    A locely dream for a sad reality. So manyof our vets wake up to this same nightmare. Congratulations on your winning poem.

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 6:11:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Francine's dream contest.

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 5:19:00 AM
    joyce - this is an amazing poem - very powerful and with such an unexpected ending. reading your note at the end made it even more poignant. congratulations on a well-deserved win!

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 5:18:00 AM

  1. Date: 10/8/2012 2:57:00 AM
    How sad for both of you Joyce. You captured the sadness with beauty and honor in this lovely winning poem. Congratulations on your well deserved first place win,

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 9:06:00 PM
    Joyce, a wonderful win in Francine Roberts, "In dream" contest. Enjoyed all her winners, love PD

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 5:08:00 PM
    Intriguing and very touching,Joyce.Sorry for your loss.Great write..Congratulations on your well deserved win.....Love O.A

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 1:03:00 PM
    congrats Joyce on your first place win in the contest, this was such a touching piece and exactly the kind of thing I was looking for in my contest

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 12:32:00 PM
    congrats on ur well deserved win....:))))

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 12:03:00 PM
    congratulations on your big win friend Joyce...cheers to the winner!!!! (^_^)

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 2:46:00 AM
    a very touching poem...i believe only after we endure such heart wrenching moments can we put life into words.....such times help us to grow in real sense....xox...:)

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:49:00 AM
    It makes us realize that we can't take anythg for granted and just live every moment .Very touching write and I hope yor hubby smiles again:)God bless

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 9:29:00 PM
    This is such a sad sad write, but so very beautifully crafted, I'm in awe of its splendor, the vast greatness of this poem is astounding! I am in total delight of reading this exceptional poem this evening! What a powerful and ingenious piece, Great Work!!