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visions in REM

pages to a story like dreams to a night 
while consciousness starts to dim unconsciousness remains bright 

like words to a book that composes a plots design 
thoughts create a vision to which a dream refines 

when eyelids act as mirrors and not protective shields 
they reflect the visions that lucid dreams reveal 

when the mind remains alert, its creativity waves 
but during the state of slumber imagination reigns 

as logic takes a back seat, while consciousness remains asleep 
the mind displays a movie the memory fails to fully keep 

but sometimes a vision is more than just a dream 
like the patches of the past un-stitched at the seams 

suffocating senses with the rush of emotions so fast 
like getting in a time machine and travelling to the past 

the body remains still at the time speed barrier 
as the mind excellerates forward using thoughts as the carrier 

the faster forward into the past, the slower the future becomes 
as time travel is only possible in the mind away from the universe's hum 

the past it jumps to a vision of times unknown 
as the heart reveals to the mind how it wants the future to be shown 

like molecules of a comet frozen in space halted by the speed of time 
thoughts race forward to find the visions there in the future's mind 

like a drawing made with a pencil, the mind details the future in shades of gray 
but the road that appears before is a path with a colorful display 

as the mind races forward the body remains untravelling 
with every vision seen the future continues unravelling 

the end of this road is close as the vision reveals a clearing 
yet the path to a new road begins and the end of this one is nearing 

now the grays fill in with colors as the dawn of reality resumes its essence 
the role of logic takes control while consciouness unites the present 

like the sun brings light to the face of a new dawn 
in the mind inspiration for the future has spawned

Copyright © John Castro

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  1. Date: 1/27/2012 1:12:00 AM
    hi..john, CONGRATULATIONS with your wonderful win * hugs ;-)~p.d

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 5:25:00 PM
    John...This poem was written from the deepest part of your soul and is very personal for you...I could tell it fom the last few stanzas..I want to congratulate you for this awesome 3rd place but more importantly, for taking your emotions and putting them to this very lovely song! Great stuff here, poet! Love in Christ! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 4:34:00 PM

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 4:31:00 PM
    You come out a dream expert with this lovely write, way to go John, congrats. on a well deserved win, love,vie

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 2:17:00 PM
    Wow! Great write John! I can't believe I haven't seen this one yet? It reads with such truth and beauty...I think I might make it a Fav..Write On!

  1. Date: 1/24/2012 1:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Olajide's "Dream Land" contest John. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/21/2011 5:11:00 PM
    Your graphic word play and descriptions are just fantasic in this. I found it really exciting to read and have to have it in my favs. A pure delight John

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:47:00 AM
    Wow, John, this was such a very cool way of depicting dreams-- almost felt like a journey for me--- I have to admit, your 3rd & 4th lines just grabbed me! What a very distinct write this is about dreams, really enjoyed this! Super congrats on your win :D

  1. Date: 8/28/2011 12:43:00 AM
    Cool title on your winning poem, john. Congrats to you!

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 11:29:00 PM
    A lot of really neat thoughts to ponder in your poem, John. So many cool lines, but I especially enjoyed the 3rd couplet/stanza: "when eyelids act as mirrors and not protective shields they reflect the visions that lucid dreams reveal" Congratulations on your win in Debbie's contest~!

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 10:44:00 PM
    Congrats John on a wonderful win with this fantastic poetry and great entry luv..enjoy...

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 7:46:00 PM
    I especially like the last two lines..Enjoyed reading this eve..Congrats..Sara

  1. Date: 8/27/2011 7:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your well deserved placement in Debbie Guzzi's "Dream On" contest John. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/3/2011 12:41:00 AM
    What a great piece John. Great line 'patches of the past unstitched at the seams'. Loved the idea that dreams are like time travel. Thanks as always for your kind comments, i appreciate your support. My muse seems to be absent at the moment, so i'm hoping that reading such great poems will reignite it! Best wishes as always Em :)

  1. Date: 4/21/2011 2:42:00 PM
    felt nice after reading this great piece of urs....