Saccharine Dreams

Saccharine Dreams

A Poem by Pete
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Dreams are the touchstones of our character. - Thoreau

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tossing and turning
at the esoteric hour of midnight
the new day reaches out
from behind a wall of sleep
its relentless fingers of figment searching for my heart
longing for my soul

life on trial in another dimension
accusing
shackling
convicting
pardoning
liberating

floating above the clouds
moist loins yearning
fantasy meandering in a festive line dance
a heuristic heart pumping possibilities

yesterday is a spent, black and white movie of memories
today is tertiary and tangible
tomorrow is tantalizingly sweetened and stirred
each day morphs into a subjugated version of the last
leaving behind its crumpled sheets
crusted eyes
torn seams
and

saccharine dreams



© 2020 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live." - Thoreau

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Those dreams become even more important at times when the chips are down and we are on a path to nowhere. Hang on to them tight, for they will keep you focused and will lead you to a better place. This is where your lines took me Pete. Hoping all is good with you. Take good care, keep safe and well.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

wow. couldn't have said it better myself chris. where would we be without dreams and aspirations? .. read more



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"tossing and turning
at the esoteric hour of midnight" - the word 'esoteric' made this line gold.
This poem, all of it shoved the reader into your situation. I enjoyed the read as I do all things that are accurately explained and expressed, but to write something entertaining as well as educational is great because it gives the reader something to walk away with, especially a reader that's also a writer. tyfs

Posted 1 Week Ago


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Pete

1 Week Ago

hmm. wow. such an encouraging visit cyprian. the pleasure is mine to share such things. wishing .. read more
It's been a long time since I've had saccharine dreams & you've made it crystalline clear how night terrors can both titillate & torture. Despite this poem clearly being about the night-sleep jaunt of dreaming, I couldn't help but notice the dreamscape grows evermore wild & wicked as your poem goes along, & I was seeing today's current world being reflected in this willy-nilly ride across midnight. Dreaming has grown more jaggedy becuz a reflection of yesterday is swirled with a blind leap into tomorrow (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

dreams can haunt as well as liberate and take us where we dare to go. they unlock what lies within... read more
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Aha, you so accurately so poetically described my restless night at the esoteric hour of midnight Pete, when sweet pensive wistful wonders come flushing the body and soul with moist dreams and desires...You have a magic touch in the way you weave us thru the dark journey of the night... your images are haunting, "fantasy meandering in a festive line dance"...yes, I felt every word :)

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

so glad you could lock arms and dance to a sweet dream. they reveal so much about us if we dare to .. read more
K

1 Week Ago

Talking of dancing...was dancing with Leonard Cohen last night Dancing to The End Of Love...oiy that.. read more
Like a great many personal goings on, instinctive or created, dreams are an Essential.. they can be, are often, the key to hidden reveries.. the lighter mist over the eyes, not the closed lids of night. But the everything does enter our nights, the past, the present and even presentiments that itch to come true. Your writing really does climb into space, Pete.. you find a thought and fly it til it gets to where you want it.. you have in this write..truly have.

' yesterday is a spent, black and white movie of memories + today is tertiary and tangible + each day morphs into a subjugated version of the last + leaving behind its crumpled sheets ~ crusted eyes ~ torn seams ~ and

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emmajoy

1 Week Ago

Tis said that sleep is a gift and dreams can be the crumpled paper they were wrapped in. One's day,.. read more
Pete

1 Week Ago

yes, and that is why i so love what my muse mr. thoreau wrote on the subject. it's not necessarily .. read more
emmajoy

1 Week Ago

this could become a very long discussion.. however my niece begged to read a few poems in the cafe a.. read more
Those dreams become even more important at times when the chips are down and we are on a path to nowhere. Hang on to them tight, for they will keep you focused and will lead you to a better place. This is where your lines took me Pete. Hoping all is good with you. Take good care, keep safe and well.

Chris

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

wow. couldn't have said it better myself chris. where would we be without dreams and aspirations? .. read more
Very nice format and content. Different from your other ones. Dreams hold many powers and meanings indeed. Some are gifted to unlock their secrets. I hope you are one of them . Excellent sir Pete...

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Pete

1 Week Ago

swirled and unlocked. thank you for not being afraid to stir some sweet meaning into your nocturnal.. read more
Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

Yes siiiirrrr. You are welcome.

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