Requiem of a Dream

Requiem of a Dream

A Poem by Alice Walker

Sweet lullabies from my dreams
Ring gently in my ears as I danced.
I had no true partner in my waltz
But to me, my shadow was dancing along.

Sunlight caressed my skin with a loving touch,
Reminding me of the purest silk I had ever felt.
The Sun sewed me a dress of her golden threads
While the Moon bestowed a circlet of his silvery beams.

I spun and laughed freely,
My shadow leading me in a fast dance.
I had longed for a chance to feel this joyful and care free,
And this was as free as I have ever felt.

Soon the sounds of reality seeped in,
My alarm clock letting out its maddening beeps.
I opened my eyes to the depressing darkness of my room
And sighed sadly as I burrowed under my warm blankets.

I longed to be released back into my dreams,
Where I always was welcomed and treated with friendship.
But that was just it though-
They were only in my dreams and not my reality.

Reality seems to grow darker to me
As the sweet lullabies still echoed in my ears.
The cars and birds outside dispel the songs though,
While I release a chorus of sighs-

The requiem of a dreamer's dream.

© 2013 Alice Walker


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Soon the sounds of reality seeped in,
My alarm clock letting out its maddening beeps.
I opened my eyes to the depressing darkness of my room
And sighed sadly as I burrowed under my warm blankets.


Ha that is me every morning. There is something romantic and comforting about the dreamworld isn't there? The place where you can really be you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Alice Walker

6 Years Ago

Same here, 'specially with waking up early in the morning. That's true, but sometimes dreams can be .. read more



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Enjoyable read, expressions and all.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Awesome stuff sis. Not as dark as your others.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Alice Walker

6 Years Ago

Thanks, sis. I'm proud to say I'm attempting to NOT be as dark with some of my poems, but expect to .. read more
Nikki Hughes

6 Years Ago

Okay, you do that.
Beautiful imagery, I love your representation of the sun as female and the moon as male - popular media has it inverted, and it brings a fresh wind to your poem. Very interesting!

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Alice Walker

6 Years Ago

Thank you for the compliment, my friend. I do enjoy knowing what thoughts run through people's head .. read more
Soon the sounds of reality seeped in,
My alarm clock letting out its maddening beeps.
I opened my eyes to the depressing darkness of my room
And sighed sadly as I burrowed under my warm blankets.


Ha that is me every morning. There is something romantic and comforting about the dreamworld isn't there? The place where you can really be you.

Posted 6 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Alice Walker

6 Years Ago

Same here, 'specially with waking up early in the morning. That's true, but sometimes dreams can be .. read more

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Alice Walker
Alice Walker

O'Fallon, IL



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I am an aspiring 16 year old author and poet. My stories tend to be on the dark side, but also show the lighter side of reality. I love music and drawing on top of writing whatever I feel like. That a.. more..

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