Desert Dreams

Desert Dreams

A Poem by Susanna F

My childhood growing up in the Mojave Desert.


Do you remember?

I ask myself,

When the stories lived

In the books on my shelf,


When I roamed the desert

And gazed at the night,

When sleep brought adventures

Dreams of delight,


When the summer heat

Was spent with a pen

Writing tales and poems

I read over again,


When pretend games were real

And we traveled the stars

Questing together,

Journeying far?


Sometimes I go back

Into those memories

Of days in the desert

Sun and Joshua trees.


It made me who I am

Creative and free

The desert helped me dream

Of the woman I would be.

© 2011 Susanna F

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Lovely imagery, and you capture a dreamlike and barren beauty of the desert. Lovely work! :)

Posted 10 Years Ago

What wondrous imagery your desert created.. the warmth and harsh beauty that shaped your life and still breathes through you... in your poetic expressions and more. So well done...

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on October 17, 2011
Last Updated on October 17, 2011
Tags: desert, dreams, books, stories, writing, pretend, Joshua trees, growing up, childhood


Susanna F
Susanna F

Private, AZ

My name is Susanna. I love writing, and have written stories since I could spell. I write mostly fiction and poems, and have had several poems published. As a full-time working wife and mom, I hav.. more..

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