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I am your forgotten dream

We met at a different time
We fell in love deeply 
But time wasn’t on our side 
Personal matters accrued

Parting with promises made
Sealed with a passionate kiss 
That left me breathless 
Yearning for your tenderness of touch

You became my reason to live for
I longed for the time to be reunited 
I counted down the many days and nights 
Until you come home into my arms forever 

I dreamt of us in splashing joy 
I giggled at times when dreaming of fun things 
That we will be doing together in time
I entrusted my life on promises made by love

The date we set to be reunited has come 
Oh how I’ve waited too long 
My darling I cannot wait any minute longer 
Excitedly I set out and waited for you 

There I sat in the garden 
Under the pale moonlight 
My heart’s beating emotions of joy
Until I was kissed by the morning sunrise 

Scampering mind with confusion 
Delicate flowers greeted me calmly 
Gathering my thoughts orderly 
I found no prints of you around 

You never showed up 
Your kiss and promises were all empty 
Where I burned and trusted you heartily 
Now this pain I feel is breathlessly choking me

I can feel the light in my soul slowly fade away 
I am no longer living 
I am your forgotten dream 
Kissed by false promises 



Akkina
2/12/21

Copyright © Akkina Downing | Year Posted 2021

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Date: 3/29/2022 10:59:00 AM

Hello Poet Akkina! “I entrusted my life on promises made by love…”. A great line to describe your penetrating analysis of this difficult life theme, which we all endure…hopefully to “get” the lesson and change the pattern. You’ve written here with inspiration and talent, true insight about some ancient angles of trials of love. Well done!
Date: 11/23/2021 8:12:00 AM

How are you Akkina? I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving :)
Date: 7/4/2021 4:38:00 PM

I’m sorry you have to go through this Akkina! What a moving poem though. Well written!
Date: 6/15/2021 11:00:00 AM

Oh, my heart aches by reading your words! God bless Akkina!
Date: 5/31/2021 6:32:00 PM

So beautifully written and well expressed I could see the young woman waiting anxiously for a love that had forgotten her. There is such great emotion here. Well done. God Bless, JB
Date: 5/31/2021 5:59:00 AM

Lovingly written, beautifully done write on Write on, miss your works James
Date: 5/17/2021 8:09:00 PM

When love is a one way street, it ends up as a "forgotten dream", Well written Akkina..
Date: 5/17/2021 3:22:00 PM

Back to read this again.So much sadness in this lovely poem dear Akkina... Don’t worry, if love is meant to be your paths will cross again somehow-somewhere.
Date: 4/13/2021 1:13:00 PM

Such sadness in this one. I have lived this myself.
Date: 3/25/2021 11:14:00 AM

Back to read this one again, Akkina. Hope you have a wonderful day :)
Date: 3/7/2021 2:47:00 PM

Beautiful couplet, Akkina:-) Thoroughly enjoyed.
Date: 3/5/2021 9:06:00 PM

You captured the greatest anticipation of live and then the sadness of loss and betrayal so well in your poem, Akkina. Well done!
Date: 3/3/2021 11:42:00 AM

Oh this is sad Akkina, How can one do this to a person in love, the one you have promised a forever love, to wait for him and then you are greeted by a rising sun, hope this is fiction, you are too sweet to have had this done to you for real! Hugs and love, Jennifer.
Date: 3/1/2021 3:33:00 PM

It's funny how we feel so much but we cannot say a word. We are all screaming inside, but we can't be heard... I'm hearing you...
Date: 2/25/2021 8:06:00 AM

Quite an emotional write Akkina, sadly it wasnt the ending that you were expecting, but sometimes life is like that. Hope you're well. Tom
Date: 2/24/2021 12:51:00 AM

Oh my this is so sad, deep and emotional dear sweet Kina... you have captured very well all those feelings of longing and waiting eagerly for that particular moment of his arrival as promised, and it just doesn't happen. Unkept promises are heartbreaking indeed. Great expressions dear... Hugs ~ Ani
Date: 2/23/2021 8:42:00 AM

How very sad, I pray that one day your love becomes a reality, and that bad dream goes away, thank you for sharing have a blessed day.
Date: 2/22/2021 7:42:00 AM

Sad passionate and beautifully expressed. Well done poet. Hugs Rick.
Date: 2/21/2021 2:27:00 AM

Such striking emotions seep from these expressive lines, Akkina. The contrast between excited love full of promise, and the moment of heartbreak is ably tackled. Regards // paul
Date: 2/20/2021 2:44:00 PM

Beautiful and sad at the same time. A great write, Akkina :)
Date: 2/17/2021 12:48:00 PM

Such a beautiful, descriptive poem--about the devastation engendered by false promises of love, Akkina! Janice
Date: 2/17/2021 9:08:00 AM

I think most of us have at one time trusted the wrong people. But we live on and do better. We learn through life's lessons. Panagiota
Date: 2/16/2021 1:54:00 PM

wow this is so sad and poignant. Very well done, Akkina
Date: 2/16/2021 2:26:00 AM

A beautiful read Akkina, it gets the reader anticipating a lovely romantic ending, sadly it was not to be - Que Sara Sara... All the best, Belle
Date: 2/16/2021 1:27:00 AM

This is very emotive dear Akkina..The feeling of love and loss deeply conveyed in very simple yet profound words. Best regards to you and your loved ones.
Date: 2/15/2021 6:45:00 AM

Wow! You have written this so well and I can feel it all the way through reading it. The way you told about this in the garden is powerful! I love it :)
Date: 2/13/2021 8:40:00 PM

So sad, yet an occasion for your wonderful poetry. love it.
Date: 2/13/2021 2:03:00 PM

Nice pen Akkina, good imagery and nice expression too. Take xare, Gordon
Date: 2/13/2021 9:48:00 AM

aww such an emotional piece Akkina, would love to see a follow up poem as to why he failed to show... you leave us wanting more:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 2/13/2021 6:55:00 AM

Lovely couplet Akkina. Perhaps it was a tragic event that prevented his arrival. Neither a pleasant thought.
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