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The Dream

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The Dream

I dreamed you were a snake last night
and blood dripped from your eyes,
your scales were dark and dangerous
and polished with your lies.

A cruel, forked tongue made threatening noise, 
and terrorized my mind.
Angry fangs fanned fear inside
and stoked my inner cries.

Just when a strike seemed obvious,
you dropped your sad disguise,
and coiled around my trembling feet,
and just as sadly died.

An instant passed before I knew
the secret for your slide
Sorrow was your only poison,
now I can leave you far behind.

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  1. Date: 8/13/2011 7:06:00 AM

    Class write with class thought, which you have brought.Nice, very nice feeling. Thanks for your comment. God bless us all. bl

  1. Date: 8/12/2009 4:37:00 PM

    very very nice ! Some folks are just snakes (shrug) at least you got away unbitten! You might like my The Wol's Tale Light & Love

  1. Date: 7/23/2009 10:49:00 AM

    Terrific verse Madeleine, a super read this was>>James

  1. Date: 1/21/2009 5:00:00 AM

    The flow and rhyme of this are perfect and the imagery is so clear it successfully conveyed the meaning well. Very well written. Michael

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 6:18:00 AM

    what a picture I painted in my mind because of your words Yeah.. I enjoyed this read :) Frank

  1. Date: 12/18/2008 6:07:00 PM

    Dear Madeleine, Jeepers the more I read YOU the more Infatuated I am with YOU. YOU make Dreams come to life then YOU Awake Also I must apologize for not saying THANK-YOU for YOUR Gracious comment on Pathway to Heaven I presume YOU only went to the next level in the POETRYSOUP Contest as there are no comments of Congratuiations After LOVEYOUr POETIC TALENT...HG

  1. Date: 12/15/2008 6:10:00 PM

    Great write...i love this... *Breana

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 7:25:00 AM

    Madeleine - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/16/2008 5:12:00 PM

    Hi Madeleine. Thanks for your comment. Yes, luckily I did have a great childhood, however, I was in an unusually good mood when I wrote that poem, and honestly do not feel like a 'powerful person', as you stated in your comment, but I thank you. If you are a premium member you are able to enter 3 poems, otherwise, just one. Good luck once again. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 4:47:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 8:26:00 AM

    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/8/2008 10:20:00 AM

    Madeleine - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless

  1. Date: 9/21/2008 7:42:00 AM

    Dark in a way but a sense of relief and freedom in the end. God Bless and thanks for your comment. Vince

  1. Date: 8/30/2008 7:13:00 PM

    madeleine i love your image of your friend in the drea/nightmare/warning. sometimes our dreams are so very vivid and bear the truth that we do not want to see.

  1. Date: 8/8/2008 10:41:00 PM

    a beautiful worded piece which serves the ending to which I could feel the realization and comfort you felt, as this has eased your mind about someone who has left you,,,the flow was remarkable as well the images painted within,,,,blessings..Cecil

  1. Date: 7/18/2008 7:54:00 PM

    your poem was rich in imagery and flows exceptionally well with details, your last two lines are myfavorite even though so sad,blessings..Cecil