"My Waking Dreams..."

"My Waking Dreams..."

A Poem by Chris
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A moment's pause

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"My Waking Dreams..."

There is no silence to the world
as ev'ry breath bares a cost.
The whispers echo soft yet clear
to ears a'listenin close and dear,
and with eyes so full 
of ghostlets sway that
dance the eventide ...memories...
of was and may
and weren't
...fill and flow - dreams ya know
...and those that aren't.

Soft - so soft the tears
that gently fill and slowly fall 
to dry and mark the edges of hopes -
wish-full dreams... glistening, glistening
...edges...
as thoughts unbidden ply and pry
and grasp and tighten
as fingertips reach...and reach...
just TOUCH...touch and fall away
as bits shatter and swirl -
fragments fading, falling,  flowing
drifting the currents of "now"
become then once more.

Lips curl of their own ...intent,
and breath stutters with each heartbeat's grasp
and I understand the shaking hands
and ev'ry why there always is...
and continue to stand
found in the thens of all the "nows"
'til moonlit shadows fade into dawn
and the sunrise finds
...me...
gazing through the glass
a salted-sea myst
filled with all the wishes
of heart and home.

Chris

© 2016 Chris



Author's Note

Chris
all words are as I want them - including spelling.

Feel free.

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The wants, the hopes and the wishes of our hearts played out in a nightly kaliedoscope, till mornings' first light...sigh. An intriguing write.

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris

1 Month Ago

Glad you're thought-full.
Remembrances of a sea wall

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris

1 Month Ago

We share a lot of our selves on those - don't we?
Stephany

1 Month Ago

Indeed....
Ok this has given me goosebumps I love it I can imagine where it would take place

Posted 1 Month Ago


Chris

1 Month Ago

...we have so many mornings and mournings after midnaught dreams...and what we do marks the mysts wi.. read more
Another great piece my friend. I was playing my guitar before I read this and it brought to mind a new blues melody. Your a real talent.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Aloha Chris, this is lovely pouring of thoughts and emotion. Intense but has a gentle touch to it. I really loved the following lines...

"Soft - so soft the tears
that gently fill and slowly fall
to dry and mark the edges of hopes -
wish-full dreams... glistening, glistening
...edges..."

Izzy

Posted 6 Months Ago


Wonderful words.....enjoyed :) x

Posted 6 Months Ago


i really like it. nice work

Posted 6 Months Ago


Wow... That was utterly, completely and perfectly beautiful.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Long time Chris, wonderful words, well enjoyed.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Such a beautiful chain of thought and feeling.

.. 'as fingertips reach...and reach...
just TOUCH...touch and fall away
as bits shatter and swirl -
fragments fading, falling, flowing
drifting the currents of "now"
become then once more. '

Seems there are times when a person is still whole yet half in that other world, where then and now converge, swirling experiences. ' with eyes so full - of ghostlets sway that - dance the eventide.. '

And then without permission, thoughts, emotions, experiences fly into a swoop of being, . leaving a pattern that stays a while. Becomes become the sum of everything but gently. Perhaps.

Not sure of the thoughts running through your head, how does someone explain what is so intensely personal, But the voice is clear and kind, concise and considered. You always have written with your heart.

Posted 10 Months Ago



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