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Click clacker

I use to dream of a click clacker, a little wooden toy, you'd bend it back and forward, the bands changed on each side. There were 8 sections to this clack clacker, joined only with interwoven ribbon, two stripes on one side, and one on the other. I never figured out how it worked, how it changed from one to the other, but the reoccurring dream about I had about it, haunted me for years. The object of this dream seemed, to balance each block on its end, making a tall tower, once all blocks stood complete. I'd stacked and I'd stacked, time and time again, they always fell down, so I had to start again. But it was what happened to me, while this was going on in my head, each time they fell I'd feel sicker and sicker, a deep sick feeling in my stomach. I'd wake in massive pain, curled up in a ball, tears flying everywhere, sore head as well. I had this same dream, for the good part of five years, each time it would end the same, because I could never stack them all. Then one night, I stacked them all without knowing, I was so use to failing, when I went to get another they were all gone. I've done it, I don't believe it, a sense of relief covered my mind, a bright light appeared, and the dream was gone. Back then I never knew what that dream was about, why it haunted me for years, what was the point of it, but it was over so I didn't care. Now I think about it 25 years on, I think it explains who I am, even though life knocks me down, I refuse to stay there, I get up and fight on Contest: any poem about dreams. - Destroyer ~ Poet M.Mahauariki © 2012 2nd Place

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  1. Date: 2/21/2012 7:52:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in ~P.D.'s~ "The Dreams" contest Murray. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 8:45:00 PM
    Very enjoyable poem and congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 2:53:00 PM
    Murray, This is a wonderful poem, I really enjoyed it. Well done, my friend. Congrats on making PD's winners list.....................S.Ronthorpe

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 11:37:00 AM
    Congrats Murray! A well deserved placement in the contest.Take Care,Arild

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 3:51:00 AM
    Congratulations Murray nice xx

  1. Date: 2/20/2012 12:19:00 AM
    Yeah this is good...a very interesting poem...congrats on your win Murray.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 11:52:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Murray. This is an interesting poem. We had a good selling toy in the USA back in the late sixties that resembled the toy you described here.

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 9:11:00 PM
    congrats Murray on a great win for this dreamy poem luv..

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 8:37:00 PM
    Congrats. on your super win, awesome poem Murray, love,vie

  1. Date: 2/19/2012 7:45:00 PM
    MURRAY... CONGRATUALTIONS! with your wonderful dreamy poem... thank you for supporting my contest ;-) ~ always*PD

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 9:22:00 PM
    wow, that is one for the dream analysts to explore. I think you got the right interpretation on it. I see you do a lot of poetry similar to my own mindset. A long time ago I wrote about a dream that plagued me until it is no longer with me! Good luck in the contest. this deserves high placement.

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    Date: 2/17/2012 9:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I had three, my sister falling off the balcony, and a razor blade one and this one. the razor blade one was the worst of the three...
  1. Date: 2/17/2012 2:27:00 PM
    Muzz I like this for two reasons, one it reminds of a childhood toy, and two it is well written, good luck, have a great weekend..chill...Dave