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Impatient floodwaters at dams Waiting for shutters to open, A hodgepodge of puppets Excited to perform: at deep slumber, Waiting for my eyes to close, The naughty byproducts of my brain! I fly, glide: liberating! I sing with a celebrity: enthralling! I reach a different galaxy: wondering! I flow with a river: murmering! I see the illusory Utopia: interesting! I meet a hero of a great epic: marvelling! I chat with my childhood friend: giggling! Also I get to see and feel The serenity and purity of Heaven: glorifying! I find myself lost in a maze: panicking! I reach late to office: frustrating! I see hideous monsters: quivering! I get my opinions rejected: estranging! I get chased by a stranger: panting! I feel frozen and unable to move: benumbing! Also I see vortex of smoke spiralling At the centre of time and space: terrifying! A mishmash of baffling events, A drama with no sequence, Trains take turns unexpected At the criss-cross tracks; characters arrive: Some much awaited; some not so, To enact - breaking all logic. Sometimes in the middle of sleep I romance the vivid archipelagoes, The stunning reefs, turquoise lagoons, And the distant palm-fringed bays; I wake up with a start and see darkness Engulfing pitch black dark: despairing, As opposed to splendid landscape: hitherto Soothed my senses unbeknownst to me! Striking contrast - seize my joy! My eyelids droop and my eyes again Succumb to slumber gracefully. As sleep flows once more, smoothly, gently and rapidly, My fav sceneries reappear nimbly: The archipelagoes, reefs, and lagoons, Back from where they left me; Broken threads fixed, my spirit revives! A lost child finding his way Reaching his mother's arms overjoyed! Desires and wishes unconscious, Experiences frightening and disturbing, Pop up as dreams: the craftwork of brain. Amidst mixed emotions I float, drown, And as alarm bell rouses me To meet the new dawn, I wake up: Refreshed, peaceful, and content, A sound sleep I did get. Also reminding myself that Its time to enact now: The Drama of Life! The drama with sequences, of course!

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Date: 1/5/2021 3:19:00 PM
wow, you have a lot of stuff going on in your dreams. GREAT writing, Anitha. I have written on my dreams too in the past. If you are able to waken from them and even RECALL them, you will realize how illogical they are, and yet they make pure sense in the moment you dream them! I love to dream but yes, the ones where you are lost, etc. can be frustrating!
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 1/6/2021 9:58:00 AM
Ahh yes... True Andrea... I didn't expect you would read this old poem of mine... yes... very true... they are so illogical and frustrating at times... Thank you so much for reading this ..I will check for your poem about Dream and read it... Hugs and love ~ Ani
Date: 10/7/2020 9:24:00 AM
So many different dreams and you have a nice combination of rhymes and free verse here .
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Anitha Jayasankar
Date: 10/7/2020 6:54:00 PM
Thank you so much for your valuable comment Silent One. :) ~ Ani