FOREVER A DREAM

FOREVER A DREAM

A Poem by Betty Hermelee
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Homeless

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Homeless, I search
appease my hunger
await the consummate moment
still, calm
endless seconds
nose dive
to win 
the competition 
nourish my innards
the prize
always a dream
satiate in coolness
of dusk

My dwelling shatters 
by a wicked storm
family perishes 
their ashes fling
in desolate air
displaced as I
we console
as a blend
of
abandoned mortals

© 2021 Betty Hermelee


Author's Note

Betty Hermelee
Thanks for reading; many interpretations invited

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Interesting poem, I liked the detail you put.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks again for your review
Best
B.
JungLee

3 Weeks Ago

You are welcome. I posted a new poem! Please check it out c:
I took the poem to refer to the speed of life, the sudden change of a dream, and the rush to nowhere. But I could take it more ways I believe but that was the one that really came to mind. Nice write!

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks so much for reading C. Many interpretations indeed.
Best,
B.
Powerful use of words and thoughts dear Betty. Homeless can be defined in many ways. The closing lines. I saw a land destroyed by the storm of life and no-place to be or go. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks for the lovely review my friend!😊
Best always B.
Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

Was my pleasure dear Betty and you are welcome.


good poem


its like a story too

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks for reading.,
Best, Betty
PlayWrite

3 Weeks Ago

youre welcome
Displaced people, the homeless, your words Betty conjure up many images. Heartbreaking images, knowing that this type of misfortune could happen to anyone and that these souls deserve our compassion. Thankyou for raising their plight.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Chris for a lovely review,
Yourself
B.
Wonderfully written, Betty. The sad thing is it is only getting worse out here. Over a year back before this pestilence there were few homeless people, but now there are literally encampments growing all over the place. Vehicles with families living in them. This is just wrong in so many ways. Especially for a country that claims to be the richest in the world. Our streets say otherwise. I am heartbroken to see such suffering with many people being indifferent to it.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Carlos, much appreciated😊
As u started with homeless, what I feel is, it isn't only only a materialistic home.,
One may be emotionally , mentally , psychologically can be homeless too.

I can imagine it in innumerable ways.
It's beautifully penned down by you Betty.
... Best,
Saga

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Saga, for your lovely comment.
Best, B
Saga_of_dreams

3 Weeks Ago

You're more than welcome B :)
This reminds me of someone who has lost everything from a natural disaster; including their family. Only ashes are what is left to be scattered upon the wind.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

Hi K… it’s so interesting to me how people interpret this poem: because I am up in the Pacific N.. read more
Poetic Beauty

3 Weeks Ago

For me I can go back and read something on a different day and have a whole different thought. It al.. read more

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Betty Hermelee
Betty Hermelee

Black Mountain, NC



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My love of poetry resulted from my love of art. As a painter I am able to express myself on a canvas. As a poet my words come from my heart, my moods, sometimes sad, mostly upbeat. I like to use vivid.. more..

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