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Dreams Make What Awake Takes

Awake, I cannot escape my love’s depth for you.
Awake, I cannot deny my loathing towards you.
Confusion and missing settle-stay in my pain’s cliché.
Thoughts of you weigh down my moments every day.
Long is the time I have spilt grief yet failed its release,
but dreams weave my joy strung to net grief’s relief.

Asleep, I see us blend as we did easily back then.
As before, we pool play, float happily and swim.
In sunshine, we decide our age will be just ten
as laughter splashes our feel with child-like appeal.
In dreams, we cook, play cards, take road trips,
critique movies, compete to title older song hits.
Our laughter soars until you ‘ink’, and then we
laugh more, stopping only when laugh sore.
Secrets from one’s lips merit the other’s ears
to heart-hear and hold all told in love-lined folds.
My feet twitch as I dream-walk to your home
and street-met you dream-walking to my own.
In dreams I see all I reality-miss; your face, 
voice, moods, humor and unique attitudes.
I live our togetherness, our special groove,
in cherished dream scenes of us as still a two.

As soon as I first wake, reality steals my happy,
smashes the contentment dreams grant me
while missing aches swirl colors of lonely.
I ponder about the maybe of your slumber 
also dream plundering our past splendor
for assistance with your friend-grief ender.

January 20, 2018
Nayda Ivette Negron's Dreams Contest

Copyright © CayCay Jennings | Year Posted 2018


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  1. Date: 1/21/2018 10:19:00 AM

    One of your best, exceptional poetry Ca Cay. You should be proud of this stunning emotionally gripping piece.
  1. Date: 1/21/2018 6:57:00 AM

    CayCay, this is such a unique take on dreams and so well put together. It should do very well in the contest. You are such a talented writer. John
  1. Date: 1/20/2018 8:36:00 PM

    Amazing title for this!
  1. Date: 1/20/2018 8:35:00 PM

    Gosh, your unique phrasings work really well in this one, Caycay , with the topic of dreams. This is one of the better ones I have seen on dreams and I love the perspective you took on them. I kept going back and forth between thinking, is she dreaming of an old friend from childhood or of her man?? I guess since my man does not enter into many of my dreams, that is why I am curious to know if yours does. I know you wish you had known him when he was young. Is it him?
  1. Date: 1/20/2018 8:32:00 PM

    oh caycay, I get such a kick out of the comments you leave me. I have maybe ten comments left to reply to but I am stopping with YOU so I can get to my other duties. Let me read this one and also one other. I see you have been writing some more poems and that pleases me so much!!
  1. Date: 1/20/2018 12:07:00 PM

    Terrific write CayCay, best wishes in the contest...
  1. Date: 1/20/2018 11:06:00 AM

    CayCay! I have marked this a FAV! I am in utter awe and amazement. It is the most well put together, emotionally descriptive poem I've ever read. Extreme talent here!