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I Dream Awake

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I Dream Awake

Shredded remnants of foolish desire
Binding me long to this earth
Fade now
To small regrets
Of wasted time.

Strident bits of childish dreams
Holding me strong to this world
Fill instead
With pure reflections
Of grace.

And I sleep upon
Quiet pools of love
Sparkling brilliant blue
Against the harsh pull
Of arid pain.

And I dream awake
In visions of exultation
Binding me fast to heaven,
Borne along
By streams in my desert.


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  1. Date: 8/4/2011 7:55:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest. I wish you the best in the final round Deb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/2/2011 8:58:00 PM
    Congrats Deb on the featured poem. Vince

  1. Date: 8/1/2011 9:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your well deserved poetry being featured this week on PoetrySoup Deb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 6:27:00 PM
    Deb, congrats on your featured poem of the week. Hope you are enjoying the new year. May you be blessed with a wonderful & joyful New Year! Take care*Luv~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/28/2010 7:05:00 AM
    Congrats on having your poem being featured on the Poetry Soup home page this week. Please keep your creative caps on, let your poetry pen keep painting your poetry pads with colors of creativity. Thanks for sharing this with us and have a wonderful week ahead. Love always, Adeleke

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 9:05:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful poetry being featured this week at PoetrySoup Deb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/26/2010 9:09:00 PM
    Congrats Deb on your featured poem this week on the Soup.. a great one to share with us all with luv..

  1. Date: 12/17/2010 1:25:00 AM
    This reminds me of a lost soul looking for love, finding it, and happily allowing fate to take it's course. Great introductory poem to introduce yourself to Poetry Soup >> James :)

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 10:48:00 AM
    May your week bring you good health,may your heart overflow with love, and may your life bring you amazing inspiration to continue your writing. I enjoyed reading your wonderful poetry this morning and thank you for sharing it Deb. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 10:08:00 AM
    what a beautiful poem this was! So vivid and brilliant i was a particular fan of the second to last stanza. this is going into my fave collection. well done work, it was beautifully penned! --Madison

  1. Date: 11/29/2010 2:35:00 AM
    i like the images here my friend thank you for sharing

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 9:04:00 PM
    thats really nice!..thankyou for checkin out and commenting on my poem. as far as who i am writing for.. the majority of my poetry is just a reflection of things i witness in the world. i have yet to write a "love poem" for a specific person.

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 8:25:00 PM
    Welcome to Poetry Soup.. enjoyed reading your creative write tonight with its theme.. hope your time on Soup will be fun and full of sharing too ..check out the contests .. good luck with luv..

  1. Date: 11/28/2010 8:23:00 PM
    Very good depiction of the cycle of life. In our youth we make our mistakes, which lead to wisodom as we get older. This wisdom is what prepares us to meet our inevitable fates.