Poem -

Til I Dream

Til I Dream

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. - Robert Frost. 

If I could figure out only one thing in this crazy, inexplicable life, it would be the road to your heart, where I long to be forever. 

As I lay me down to sleep,
The wounds of time run gravely deep
But as I dream in thoughts of you,
A peace of Heaven filters through.

As I wake from precious sleep,
I struggle as the demons creep,
Back to take the Heaven there,
Against my will, into their lair.

And now, as sleep's a memory,
I loathe this penitentiary
For it's dark walls cannot erase,
The lonely nights without your grace.

But time, it breezes by with haste,
As precious hours, we freely waste
And as the blackness gathers near,
I step inside, bereft of fear.

So, as I lay me down to sleep,
I marvel at a love so deep
And though your heart may not be mine,
My Heaven comes, til night's deadline.

The End(thank God!).

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Matt, 
What's with the mole???!! 

Fred McLonglynamed III. 

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A Lonely Journey

Hey! I was trying to order lunch on-line at the time, and I thought it said Kaiser 'roll', but it said Candied Mole...it was delicious. 

Sorry. 

M. 

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lodigiana

You have such a splendid soul my Honorary ! What a beautiful piece..puzzled by the mole but love his name so will accept it's dark velvetty presence as reflecting the depths of your longing in this piece...plus ..I have learned to expect the unexpected with you..so all is well. Seriously though, this is a really really good piece of work..I love it!  Grammy xxx

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A Lonely Journey

Loki! 
Where have you been??!! I didn't think you were ever coming back, so I started dating some moles...I'm not sure why because you're my Gram, but sometimes moles are inexplicable, I suppose. 

Thank you so much for the kind words, as always! You're really sweet. 
I missed you! 

TTYS, 

Matthew. 

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Matthew.  The mole picture threw me off, but once again, your sense of humor explained it well in your comments...lol 

This poem is so sad in most of its tone....exhibiting a life that has dealt some hard blows and scars that remain....but there is also hope and the beauty of love that holds his soul together even amidst loneliness...I find that beautiful!

Please don't ever doubt that what you write is significant and appreciated by readers.  I am a fan, and I deeply appreciate what sentiments you share that show emotional integrity and sentimentality about the world you live in. 

Yaks, moles, chickens, and a bunch of Meeps thrown in to show support. ;)
xo Love n Hugs, Cheerie  

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you, my little friend. 
The mole picture is a poetry trick I learned as a young lad of 33. My teacher, Milton Fernlumper IV, said 'Matt, if you put an amusing picture above your poetry, it might distract people from reading it, and they may think afterward 'hey! I think that was pretty good!' So far it hasn't worked, but at least some moles have gotten more exposure in the literary field. 

Thank you so much! 
You're the sweetest person of all. 

Love, 

Matthew. 

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Tony Taylor

LOL!!...this was a fun read MATTHEW!!.....I enjoyed the comments as much as the write itself......you didn't seem to be taking yourself too seriously in either case!!....but you did manage to put together some pretty charming phrasing within the confines of this oh so sing-song rhyme scheme.....ALL STARS!!.....enjoyed!!.......smiles......T xo 🐧✴😊

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A Lonely Journey

Hey Tony, 
Thank you, my friend. I really don't take myself seriously enough I suppose, but kidding around is fun. 
I really appreciate all your comments, and your kindness towards my writing, even if I'm so unsure about it. It really does make you almost believe, and makes you want to improve when you have nice people, like yourself, and Cherie, to encourage you. 

Thanks again!! 

Matthew. 

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Terry Kay

Loved the poem but I don't understand the pic?  Love, Terry Kay

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A Lonely Journey

Thank you Terry! 
Well, the original title of the poem was 'I Think I Have a Mole Lodged In My Nostril', because at one point I did(it's a long story, so I won't bore you, but I was eating some turnips(and you know how moles love turnips), and a rabid mole leapt at the turnip, and implanted itself directly in my nostril. I was able to save the turnip, so I wasn't too upset, but when I went to apply my Nasonex, it caused some undue consternation. Anyway, I had him surgically removed by some PETA people, but I forgot to change the picture. Thank you for not understanding, though). Matthew. 

Kidding, Terry! It was actually an inside joke for someone, but it lacked humor, and funniness, so I think I may change it...to a yak. lol. 

Thanks for reading, and being so nice, and not thinking I'm strange. I'm not, just odd. Thanks. 

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