Dream For An Insomniac

Dream For An Insomniac

A Poem by Zoe Richardson
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Sleepless nights bring unwelcome visitors

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Dreaming of embers from the edge of September

The autumn that brought me your lies

The ghost of a sigh and the infinite why

That haunts me and with earnest green eyes

 

The lure of your arms, the risk of your charms

Paints me with bitter regret

Love is a chain, a bitter refrain

From the loss of an unplaced bet

 

A highway drive, a smoky dive

A singer who taught you to dance

The twist and twirl of a starry eyed girl

Who held out her arms for romance

 

A crisp edged voice, a silent choice

Comes courting across the lost years

I am lost and I’m found within the sound

Of the words I so longed to hear

 

The call is immense, your passion intense

A welcome respite from the grief

With all that I am I reach out my hand

For the hope of your promised relief

 

Then flags unfurled you wreck my world

With a truth that is unwanted yet

I wake to the strains of November Rain

I love you and cannot forget

 

-Zoe Richardson

© 2021 Zoe Richardson


Author's Note

Zoe Richardson
"I dreamed a dream in time gone by..."

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Passion filled and threatening as a thundercloud, this one is full of bound energy; darkness looming behind flashes of light. It's like a summer's day that was promising and bright turning dark in the afternoon. Delightful read.

Posted 8 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

8 Months Ago

It's meant to convey the loss of something promising, so yes, a summer afternoon turned to storm fit.. read more
Hi Zoe, you have such a wonderful way with words. So gently your words sing of love's pain. You let the emotion flow and the heart feels what the emotions of the poem portray. I find great beauty in the sadness. Love sings in so many different ways. Have a wonderful Friday. Hugs always....Mike.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

9 Months Ago

I have never known love that didn't involve pain. I don't mean that to sound stark. It's just the tr.. read more
shadrach hah

9 Months Ago

As poets, we go where the soul takes us. The emotions are always flowing through your work and no ma.. read more
"With a truth that is unwanted yet
I wake to the strains of November Rain
I love you and cannot forget"

You couldn't have chosen words that summed it up better than this. Those sleepless nights... where all you could do is sob from tainted memories of a lover you'll most likely never get back... this one hurt. Thank you so much for your writing, you're extremely talented...
Xx
Marina

Posted 9 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

9 Months Ago

Thank you so much! Your words are so kind, and so welcome. I am glad you truly grasped the meaning a.. read more
I have no words, but awe. My coffee mug seems happy with that too. You have a lovely way with words and the feelings in them. Keep it up!!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

9 Months Ago

What a kind thing to say! I appreciate your taking the time to read and review. I am glad you like t.. read more
Adeline E. Weathers

9 Months Ago

I subscribed to read more of your works!! Hope you're having a lovely day, 'cuz I am.
I just had to reread your last stanza, three times because it just sums up your whole write perfectly, When you said you woke up to strains of November Rain, I automatically thought of the song "November Rain" By Guns and Roses.....You are a wonderful poetess. You know how to write a poem....

Posted 9 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

9 Months Ago

I wondered when someone was going to get that reference! That is one of those lines that can mean mo.. read more
Kerra H.

9 Months Ago

I will try and get around and read more
Not many poets at the cafe can pump rhyme & rhythm to a point of distraction for me. I was loving your well-crafted construction so much, I wasn't reading for content, first time around. Still, your message is peppy, clever & fulsome, not compromised a bit by lots of attention to wordcrafting (((HUGS)))

Posted 9 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

9 Months Ago

Funny thing is...I wasn't concentrating on the wordcrafting when I wrote this. Not at first. It was .. read more
This is beautiful as soon as I started to read I found myself humming sounds of silence by Simon and Garfunkel
Beautiful poem x

Posted 9 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

9 Months Ago

Simon and Garfunkle are poetry. It is so amazing you would even think this is comparable. I've loved.. read more
The first line reminded me somewhat of "The Raven," and while the stories are different, the spirit is the same. Love has been lost and there is no sign of its retrieval. The darkness will be lifted "nevermore."

Posted 9 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

9 Months Ago

Strange you should mention that... when I was three, my father sat me in his lap and read to me from.. read more
Superb penning, you easily tap into fine inspiration and practice restraint and skill.

Important to remember these moment describe took two creators. One of them was you; you may forget yourself but you can never lose it:)

Look forward to more writes:)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Zoe Richardson

9 Months Ago

Bless you, Pryde. (I love your name, btw.) I suppose I should thank the source for the inspiration. .. read more
Pryde Foltz

9 Months Ago

Thank you. Name since birth:)

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Added on November 10, 2021
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Tags: Poetry, Thoughts, Feelings, Love, Insomnia, Romance

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Zoe Richardson
Zoe Richardson

Cordova, AL



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Alabama native. Poet and storyteller and all around word nerd. I practice random acts of insanity because the world needs some shaking up. more..

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