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Author's Notes:  "I Know YOU from My Dream " is for me a deeply ethereal and inspirational free verse poem which bespeaks the power of love, desire, and passion to transcend the dimensions of space and time.  My intent with this poem was portray a man who had a recurring dream of a most beautiful woman who visited him regularly in his subconscious mind spanning a year or more period of time.  My approach with this theme was to actually allow this man and woman to finally meet in person (in the flesh so to speak) -- by seeming surprise, and then to find out that this reality indeed was all part of the greater cosmic fate and destiny of their two souls and ethereal spirits.  I do believe that most people will find something of interest in this poem possibly to relate to.  This poem does directly touch on a most wonderful love relationship between a man and a women that blossoms and develops to its fullest extent when the hand of destiny brings their souls and human presence together here on Earth at last.  (Gary Bateman - October 28, 2014) (Free Verse poetic format)

Categories:  allegory, beauty, celebration, emotions, feelings, i love you, and imagery.

Dreaming quite deeply one dark night
I saw your image and most beautiful face
Passionately kissing my soul and spirit
Charming my innermost desires and wishes
Beguiling my inner child making him smile
Soothing my feelings capturing my emotions
Mesmerizing me with unconditional love

This dream stayed with me on many lonely
Nights for at least over a year or so while
Leaving me to awaken feeling very happy
But also so very sad only seeing YOU . . .
As a dream and a part of my unconscious self
Yet I longed and longed so deeply to see
And to meet and to love the real YOU . . .

And then one day about two years removed
From my recurring dreams of YOU . . .
I was walking along a beautiful ocean beach 
And watching the waves break and come ashore 
Feeling the warm summer wind touching me
Quite soothingly and enticing me most deliciously
When I walked literally and directly into YOU!

Upon on this event, we both stopped in our tracks
At first surprised, then stunned, and not talking
Then our mutual surprise and astonishment
Quickly gave way to warm smiles and laughter
And then YOU said to me: “Where have you been?”
Your question said it all to me—my heart melted
And I said: “I’ve always been with you my darling!”

Call it Fate . . . Call it Destiny . . . Call it Karma
Both us had been dream beings to one another
And now we’re standing in front of each other
Very real, very alive, and very much in love
Personifying at once giddy star-struck lovers
Whose very spirits and souls are united as ONE . . .
We embraced passionately and kissed longingly

As we embraced—it was as though time stood still . . .
Our mutual dream worlds connected in this real world
And the effect of this moment finding each other finally
Was both quite overwhelming and intoxicating for us
As our mutual fondness, desire, love—all there
As we kissed and caressed so deeply with desire
Our joyous eye contact and tears confirmed all

We sat for hours on the beach entranced in our
Own world of rapture, devotion, presence and passion
While talking, caressing, kissing, smiling and laughing 
And learning so much of each other so fast so deeply
And Never Ever wanting to leave each other’s side now 
Our souls crossed a millennium or more to find one another
And to unite our human spirits as one on this cosmic Earth plane 

I never expected to meet my love, my soul mate—YOU!
In such an improbable fashion, yet crossing deep space and time 
We found our souls bonded in love and blended into one
Our real lives together now filled with unbridled passion
And our goals, desires, emotions all cascading together as one 
And now at night as we lie together sleeping and dreaming
Our lives, our souls, and our love all real—since I found YOU!

Gary Bateman, Copyright © All Rights Reserved, Schoeningen, 
Germany (October 28, 2014) (Free Verse poetic format)

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 11/15/2014 12:59:00 AM
Such a lovely dream come true Gary! You have an excellent positive energy of Love drawn from this piece. Bless your heart! :) -Katrina
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/15/2014 4:57:00 PM
Katrina, Thanks for your read on this one. I really appreciate your comments. I write on multiple themes being a writer/poet like yourself. This particular dream piece very much captivated my thoughts as I conceived it and put it together. I am very glad you enjoyed it!! Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 11/6/2014 9:09:00 PM
Beautiful piece Gary! so very romantic and speaking volumes about true love finding a soulmate. Wish you all the best! :) Love and hugs!xxxx D.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 11/7/2014 7:29:00 AM
Thanks so much "D"!!! I am quite pleased that you liked this particular romantic write. I will be doing more of these in the future too. I hope that all is well with you too!! Do have a most wonderful weekend!! Best Wishes Always, Gary XOXO!!
Date: 10/30/2014 12:33:00 PM
wow! so mind moving.....amazing!!
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Date: 10/30/2014 2:19:00 PM
Thanks Milly . . . and so you found this one too. The message here is quite moving and emotional. Please stay in touch and will drop by from time to time to check your works out too. Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 11:03:00 PM
And now at night as we lie together sleeping and dreaming Our lives, our souls, and our love all real—since I found YOU! Hi Gary, my first time reading your love poem, and all I can write is WOW, you are a writer so full of passion, and love, romance, Oh God, I can go on forever. God bless you both. This deserves much more than a 7 xx Terry
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Date: 10/30/2014 12:05:00 PM
Thanks Terry!! This is encouraging by affirming for me that I am on the right track with the romantic writing. I know my wife likes it when I approach topics more of this nature. I can (and have) written on a number of varied topics to included Horror and Halloween. More romances pieces on the way!! Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 10:22:00 AM
powerful piece of writing gary truly beautifully penned story love how you drew this smiling dear friend
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Date: 10/29/2014 4:20:00 PM
Liam My Mate . . . Glad you liked the write here. Cheers and Wash it Down with Some Irish!! Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 8:09:00 AM
What an amazing story. Kept me reading and captivated from the first line on.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/29/2014 4:21:00 PM
Thanks Brenda!! I felt the same way when I was writing this piece. Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 5:49:00 AM
Our souls crossed a millennium or more to find one another And to unite our human spirits as one on this cosmic Earth plane--- these are fabulous lines. My fav.Here,your poem has reached a cosmic height. It is soul-lifting. Real love is always unconditional. A real lover is a giver and not a taker. I have added it to my fav list. Much much thanks for this poem. Love xxxxx rajat
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/29/2014 4:24:00 PM
Rajat . . . It is always my extraordinary pleasure to hear from you. (I like too the vitality and novelty of your poetic works too!!) I really enjoyed writing this particular work, and did give it some significant thought. Cheers and Best Wishes My Friend . . . Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 3:49:00 AM
Very nice penned...I enjoyed your passion...soft, spontaneous and heartfelt creation...I looked at the flow of love...Very good expression...Best wishes to you...
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/29/2014 4:26:00 PM
Sandip, Thanks so much and I do appreciate greatly your comments and thoughts here!! My Best Wishes, Gary
Date: 10/29/2014 3:35:00 AM
Your lovely romantic story reminds me of meeting my husband by chance on an airplane...love at first sight and 35 years later, still together. I loved your dream story and it is possible!
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Date: 10/29/2014 4:18:00 PM
Thanks Connie!! I experienced a same chance (fate/destiny) meeting when I met my wife of near 24 years here in Germany when I was assigned with the U.S. Army in Berlin. Glad liked this story. Best Wishes Always, Gary
Date: 10/28/2014 8:48:00 PM
This is amazing, you tell a story so well! It is always good to read you. :)
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Date: 10/29/2014 4:05:00 PM
Cas, Thanks so much!! I always enjoy your poems too very much. (I need to drop by and see your latest works -- I have been "buried" here of late.) Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/28/2014 8:25:00 PM
This is excellent Gary, a great write.
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/29/2014 4:03:00 PM
Thanks Maurice!! This write was quite special to me and for me to put together. Cheers, Gary
Date: 10/28/2014 7:12:00 PM
Dude, make a movie.. This rocks!!
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Gary Bateman
Date: 10/29/2014 4:01:00 PM
Dave, Thanks!! Come to think of it, it could be expanded into a most interesting screen play. (I will be by to check out your latest and greatest too.) Cheers, Gary