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At the Gate of Dreamland

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At the Gate of Dreamland

I know you are there
On the other side
Waiting anxiously for me
There at Dreamland’s Gate
So I close my eyes tight
To hurry myself to you
Hoping sleep comes quickly
To carry me to your arms
Which are reaching through the portals…
Ready, anxious, longing
To envelope me
And whisk me away
To places that are forbidden to us
On this side…
Distance
Commitments
Obligations
Keep us apart
And so we rendezvous
In enchanted Dreamland!

There…I see you!
And I run into your arms
And I feel the warmth of your breath
On my neck
And the strength of your arms
Around me
And I hear your voice
Whispering in my ear…
“I thought you’d never come!”

And I let you lead me
Through the flower strewn pathways
The profusion of vibrant colors
Are dizzying in their beauty
Their fragrance heady
You hurry me on
To a secluded spot
Beside a murmuring stream
An enclosed garden
Hemmed in by weeping willows trees
Their branches- the curtains that you sweep aside
As you carry me in
And lay me down on the bed of love
You’ve prepared
I gasp for breath
As I realize for the past moments
I’ve been holding it all in
Afraid I’ll awaken!

I look up at you
Drinking in your beauty
I caress your face, my fingers
Running along your full lips
As my body
Slowly melts
At hearing your pledge of love
Flowing like the voice of the stream 
Promising that you’ve forsaken all others
And I’m the only one
THE ONLY ONE…
Who makes you feel truly alive
Who makes your heart beat quicken
And ignites the fire in your soul
I try to speak
But I’m silenced by your kiss
Tender…
Sweet…
A questioning kiss
And so my lips speak to you
In a language my voice cannot
“You’re the ONE! Take me…here now…
Take me…do with me what you please…
Do all that as young lovers we were
Deprived of doing because they tore us apart! 
Here…now…my love, make up for lost time
I’m yours!”
You pull away and look into my eyes
Wanting to be absolutely sure
Satisfied by what you see
You start to undress me
To claim me
You do with me what you please
With no living soul to hear
I cry out your name in throes of ecstasy
Again and again
Till I am spent…

You run your hands through
My damp hair
Waiting for me 
To resurface
My eyes flutter open to see
Your smile of victory
Of possession
Of love realized…finally!
And I smile, contentedly…
Knowing….
That though you will never be mine, 
We are in a place that no one can invade
This place is ours
On the other side of Dreamland’s Gate
Is our secret meeting place 
Ours…
Now and forever
Every time
I close my eyes!

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Eileen, Now I can say how Inspirational this poem is to me as I am on Poetrysoup now. I am doing a Quatern for you.As long as I put Quotation Marks on your lines in the Quatern and do a footnote saying the quotation lines are Eileen's words from this Poem "At the Gate of Dreamland" is that ok? Respectfully Flipper

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/1/2013 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    WELCOME!!!! Glad you are here! Yes...that is fine! I'd love to see what you have written! :)
  1. Date: 5/26/2013 2:17:00 AM
    Wow,,,, very, very nice Eileen, I see why you won and I see why Richard wrote his ;} going to fav's for sure ;}

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 6/1/2013 8:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow! Thanks, Debbie! I'm so happy that you stopped by and that you liked this! :) Hugs!
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:48:00 PM
    You shouldn't be surprised at the result you are truly amazing.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/10/2013 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for believing in me, Richard. :)
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 7:11:00 PM
    Well well...this hotty won top honors....congratulations my dearest...so proud

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/10/2013 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    DM....it means thew world to me that you are there for me! I do love you so much! :) Wish ....wish I could meet you someday. Wouldn't that be grand?
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 5:50:00 PM
    Who was afraid to do the contests, who was it, who was it, was it you eh, was it you eh lol, Congratulations my Desert Orchid, wonderful. Take care, Richard

    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal
    Date: 5/10/2013 12:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Panic? scared you won't have enough puff to blow out all those candles eh lol
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/10/2013 7:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    T'was I, my dear, t'was I. :) I love the Desert Orchid term of endearment, Richard. I read up on it and I like all that it stands for. Though it isn't your favorite flower...I like it just the same! :) Agony Aunt is also cute...but makes me feel a little old! With my BDAY coming up this month....I'm already in a state of panic! ;)
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 4:33:00 PM
    Beautiful free verse. I hung on each word. Congratulations!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/10/2013 7:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hung on each word? Music to my ears, Elizabeth! Thanks! :)
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 10:05:00 AM
    Well I like to think I'm open-minded... haha. It's like reading for me. I don't mind a couple romances going on in the story, some of it can be really moving. But if the whole story THRIVES off it, it doesn't hold my attention. Luckily poems aren't 300 - 500 pages novels, so I can take pleasure from them, no matter if they are super-romantic. And as far as "tea" goes... I LOVE IT! I remember one year I literally drank tea everyday without fail... 'tis good for the soule methinks :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ;) Well, the exact opposite rings true for me. Romance is the main thing...the rest is just the embellishments! :) We all are different, aren't we? Thank God for that. Yes...tis good for the soul, me friend! Aye! ;) BTW....I'm great at doing accents! When my students are losing interesting...I teach in an Indian...Russian...British....and southern drawl. ;)
  1. Date: 5/9/2013 12:28:00 AM
    It must be obvious that I'm a fan of your work, by now. These overly romantic pieces aren't my cup of tea, but I read them because I know YOU know how to make them captivating. I don't think I'll ever write something this intimate until I literally experience it for myself.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Sometimes I wonder at myself for writing them, Timothy. I have a moment of..."Girl, what were you thinking??" But, I do believe in romance and passion and love. That's what makes the world go round, Timothy. I'm glad you read my work though it isn't your cup of tea....Perhaps you can learn to appreciate the flavor? ;) Hugs
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 9:13:00 PM
    Eileen, a nice little free verse poem :-) congratulations~ LINDA

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Linda. This brought lots of joy to my morning! :)
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:46:00 PM
    Dear Eileen, I'm going to do something the Chef has told us we can not do when we proxy for him. I am going to Favor this POEM, All but the part of never being together is exactly how the Chef feels about his Angel LENORE. So I don't know what to say but this is a Perfect Poem I am going to copy it and take it to Harry tomorrow. You have got me pumped up on Your. I plan on reading more. Your Poetry admirer, Flipper

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm so please that you like my work, Flipper! Thanks ever so much for the look into Chef's life. Please check HIS mail...I've responded. :)
    Esquire Avatar HGarvey Daniel Esquire
    Date: 5/8/2013 8:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Dear Eileen, Soup Mail -Flip
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 8:21:00 PM
    You had me at the title! Way to go last minute entry straight to the top. Another for my favorites.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:50:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is a thrill for me, Richard. I must admit...from the very beginning when I met you, you did encourage me to join the contests several times. I'm glad I was finally able to overcome my fear and jump right in! Thanks for the support. :) About the Favs...I'm sure you don't have as many of mine as I have of yours! Terzanelle...your strong point! My favorite type!
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 7:26:00 PM
    Very steamy write here Eileen and beautifully written, you little minx, it's deffo a WoWer. loved it. Take care, Richard

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Um....so let me get this right, Richard. I spew forth thunder and lighting...drench everyone...and cause steam? Isn't that the job of the sun? ;) Teasing ya! Thanks for your support, Richard. It's such a joy to read your posts.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 6:16:00 PM
    Loved this poem congrats on your win!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I'm so so honored that you picked mine! How can I thank you? This brings me great joy and satisfaction. I'm glad I threw caution to the wind and joined! :)
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 4:58:00 PM
    Hey sweetie...been very busy...love this latest dreamy fantasy lovey......dovey......Gooie....yummmy ..poem....hugs....MD

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh dear MD....I've been busy too. I have a guest staying over. Don't worry...I know you won't forget me! Love ya!
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Wooof.. quite a journey through the alley of imagination... your writings have an immense liveliness that swiftly take me in!!! ... Although we live in a world that hushes many things, but no one can muffle the loud voice of the mind ;D

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes, my dear. Very true, isn't it? Glad you liked it, my dear Guru Jad. I'm waiting to hear where your imagination takes you.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 1:10:00 PM
    EILEEN!.....very steamy indeed! I may have to take my wife on a picnic this afternoon......hahaha....naw, too hot and too many bugs crawling on my bare.........legs. ;)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/9/2013 1:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oh Caleb....the creepy crawlies will stay away due to the extreme heat! They would get fried! So....don't worry about your....legs! :) It...I mean they are safe.
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 12:17:00 PM
    Whew!!! Making love under the leaves of a willow tree must be the ultimate experience. Love this hottie, Eileen. :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/8/2013 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hottie! ;) I was once, my dear! I was once! Now I'm a hottie in my mind...and...well, hmmmm...better quiet while I'm ahead. Love ya!
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/8/2013 12:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Good grief...that was better quit quit while I'm ahead. Honestly sometimes....
  1. Date: 5/8/2013 10:47:00 AM
    I had posted this poem before, but removed it for various reasons. However, it is so dear to my heart that I am putting it back up here. Hope you enjoy it, everyone! Hugs!

  1. Date: 5/8/2013 10:37:00 AM
    - Sounded like a really beautiful place ..... just love and peace. - Like this very much Eileen. - Thank you! - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 5/8/2013 10:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Anne Lise! You are a sweetheart!