Dream Catcher

Dream Catcher

A Poem by Elaine
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What it feels like to be lost inside the rich inner life of this brain at times

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Dream Catcher

She can’t seem to run

Faster than her dream

It creeps up quickly

And snatches the logic

She holds loosely in her hand

Flicking it out of the way

Like a mere piece of lint.

 

She slows, knowing it is futile now

And turns breathlessly

Leaning into what she can sense

Is not reality

But uncaring, unwilling

To keep fleeing

The piece of her heart

She seems to have been born with.

 

She wonders why this dream, this need

Won’t leave

Why it grows without water

Unless she secretly

Feeds it

While asleep

Unaware.

 

© 2022 Elaine


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This poem is very relatable for me....

She wonders why this dream, this need
Won’t leave
Why it grows without water

I never understood why I have felt a certain way about myself because I have never truly done anything to justify those feelings. I don't know the source or the logic of those dreams. Perhaps, my dreams are just illusions I have about myself, which is sad.

Thank you for this powerful poem.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Everyone has their own shadow within... We don't like to think about it, who or what is actually behind that voice that says 'I'

But, thankfully we are mostly in control, and whenever such shadowy things turn up, we can choose against their whispering and temptations.

It was a good read.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Elaine

1 Year Ago

Thank you Dennis! In this case, the dream isn't something shadowy or even negative, it is a life dr.. read more
Dennis Wolf

1 Year Ago

I wasn't implying that it was negative... But people often think of everything that they don't under.. read more
Elaine

1 Year Ago

Yes that is true! Thank you :)
I like the double meaning here. Feeding our dreams, actual sleep dreams, with some kind of need to have happier fantasies away from real life. But we also have our aspirations...and perhaps in our sleep we feed those hoping to wake up and make them a reality.
That piece of her heart she was born with...quite valuable...
j.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Elaine

1 Year Ago

Very much a double meaning! Thanks for noticing and for your review!
Fate has its way. And to quote Alanis Morrissette, " Well life has a funny way of sneaking up on you
When you think everything's okay and everything's going right
And your well life has a funny way of helping you out when
You think everything's gone wrong and everything blows up in your face"

But why are we the way we are? Is it even ours to question? And even if we could bleed in ink would anyone care enough to offer us a bandage of hope? Solomon was right when he said, "In much wisdom is much grief."

Posted 1 Year Ago


It IS hard being ...human... most times - not just within our own current eras. So many chameleons, so little time.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Elaine

1 Year Ago

too many chameleons for sure. The only time that was appropriate was when I worked for hospice and .. read more
Many dreams are entertained in youth but yield to the years and disappointments. Others refuse to die, despite what life presents. It is ultimately up to the dreamer to decide whether they sustain or deceive.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Elaine

1 Year Ago

I agree! Thank you for your feedback and ideas about this. I can relate to "yield to the years" whic.. read more
There is so much to like about this poem, from its dream like feel to the creativeness of the thoughts you are expressing. A dream or desire, it grows without nurturing and we seem to want it more and more while asleep or awake. Nicely done.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Elaine

1 Year Ago

Thank you for your thoughts and taking time to give feedback! Dreams always come easier than logic f.. read more
I have a few dream catchers. They keep the bad dreams away, maybe evil things? I agree with your logic Elaine. Maybe we create our thoughts, our needs and how we see life. I enjoyed the poetry. You made the reader think about the words you had written. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


Elaine

1 Year Ago

Thank you too, Coyote for your thoughts and feedback :)
be careful of those unaware dreams, they can become you poet's nightmares :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


Elaine

1 Year Ago

Ha! Yes, so true Ken!
She wonders why this dream, this need
Won’t leave
Why it grows without water
Unless she secretly
Feeds it
While asleep

Love this part, this is an amazing write, really enjoyed this one

Posted 1 Year Ago


Elaine

1 Year Ago

Thank you! I appreciate you taking time to read and review. My dream does seem to grow without wat.. read more

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Added on October 10, 2022
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Elaine
Elaine

Willow Street, PA



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