Only time for dreaming

Only time for dreaming

A Poem by willweb
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Reflective poetry

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From where we stand,
the shore gathers minute fragments,
tiny pieces of the past,
short sleeve summers
and popsicle kisses
behind the cattails

Now frozen,
the once reflective waters
reminded us of those days
we wished would never end,
like the ripples we counted
formed by skipping stones

Still as I look, I can see
things as they might have been
had this all happened before
and worlds were much closer
along then quiet streets

Where sidewalks were made
for holding hands and
tree trunks held our once 
carved initials, inside of a 
big heart with an arrow

So, tell me why I still hear
the shouts of neighbors
pointing, drawing curtains,
trying to sleep as this search
for those days continues

and as well I'd like to know,
why didn't time stand still for us
while everything else moved so quickly,
leaving little time for love
and only time for dreaming

© 2024 willweb


Author's Note

willweb
Sometimes those days seem like they were only a dream

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This is quite a piece here, love your imagery.
Here I sit thinking if time could stand still, if only for a moment.
Makes one think what they would do,
Enjoyed this.

Posted 1 Week Ago


willweb

1 Week Ago

Thank you so much. I appreciate your time.
This piece captures the universal experience of nostalgia and lost love, inviting us to reflect on our own memories and emotions.
My fav stanzas are 1,2 , something about the ways its written maybe...
This was very well written, I loved the imagery and the way you expressed it all, painted a picture just like a dream.
-Amy

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


willweb

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you for your nice comment. I am happy you enjoyed this.
Amy R

2 Weeks Ago

You're welcome, have a good week ahead.
If only time could stand still but at least we have our dreams to cut through monotony and tragedy, providing an escape and hope. Beautiful again.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


willweb

2 Weeks Ago

An escape and hope...two very important things associated with our dreams and memories. Thank you An.. read more
Papaya

2 Weeks Ago

Always a pleasure! 🍭
and here I went, right back to the sixties.
All of these things were such a part of them.
And we dreamed, and we dreamed, and we dreamed.
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


willweb

2 Weeks Ago

We sure did, dreams were part of the culture in more ways than one. Thanks so much Jacob.
i really like how this poem unfolds, it gives it a 'dreamy' hint. good job!

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


willweb

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you so very much.
Clarisse

2 Weeks Ago

Oh, you're welcome...

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Added on May 13, 2024
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Hi, I am willweb. Maybe you remember me and maybe you don't. I have been writing here on and off for years. I pop in and write and read and comment and make friends and learn new things. I enjoy maki.. more..

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