I Dreamt

I Dreamt

A Poem by Alan G Stephens
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Overcoming bad choices to move forward.

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I dreamt I crawled towards my death
With crushing weight upon my soul
Terrible in consequence
Not of this life come to an end
But of amends not yet put right

Remembering each tragic mile
Yet duty-bound not to recount
Shame-shackled sorrowed on I went
Drenched in guilt
Lost in doubt

For every soul whom’s body’s shed
A velvet bud unfurls on high
But here firm stuck in thick regret
Not yoke will I
With The Tree of Life.

When Judgement on me squarely sat
Each cruel said word a catching bite
Sliced deeply tearing morels wrenched
Where once shone blazing guiding light
Now only smoking embers lie.

But twas just one dread dream I dreamt
Once woke my heart weighed up the noise
And with a lightened stance permit
Each breath spend I as well I can
With heart
With joy
And pending grace
Without regret
With love
With poise

© 2017 Alan G Stephens



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I am not usually a reviewer of poems. I do the occasional one now and again. But what I found whilst reading this was a heavy, heavy burdening of weight on this persons shoulders as if he had made some sort of bad mistake and was finding it hard to move on because of this mistake. (I might be wrong)
Your word choices and sentences are really, really good and pretty damn powerful at putting over the stress that this person is trying to release from himself.

Stunning read - powerful words.

Mark.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alan G Stephens

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much. Very encouraging review.
Alan
matrixmark

8 Months Ago

It was a pleasure to have read.I am sorry I couldn't go more in depth. Its just stories are my stron.. read more
Alan G Stephens

8 Months Ago

Thank you. I just posted a very short story if you're interested. To See And Not Cry. :-)



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I really like this poem, I would have never thought to use the word velvet to describe something. very inspiring, would you possibly review my poem "spider"?

Posted 8 Months Ago


I am not usually a reviewer of poems. I do the occasional one now and again. But what I found whilst reading this was a heavy, heavy burdening of weight on this persons shoulders as if he had made some sort of bad mistake and was finding it hard to move on because of this mistake. (I might be wrong)
Your word choices and sentences are really, really good and pretty damn powerful at putting over the stress that this person is trying to release from himself.

Stunning read - powerful words.

Mark.

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alan G Stephens

8 Months Ago

Thank you so much. Very encouraging review.
Alan
matrixmark

8 Months Ago

It was a pleasure to have read.I am sorry I couldn't go more in depth. Its just stories are my stron.. read more
Alan G Stephens

8 Months Ago

Thank you. I just posted a very short story if you're interested. To See And Not Cry. :-)

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Added on March 31, 2017
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Tags: regret, guilt, moving on

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Alan G Stephens
Alan G Stephens

North Cornwall, United Kingdom



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Looking to explore creative writing. I've written songs, poems and short snapshot stories but only ever for my own consumption and expression. I'm eager to learn how to improve so any criticism is mos.. more..

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