The Dreamt of Place

Sitting by the water,

Waiting, wondering,

Is it all a dream,

Not all it seemed?

My imagination on fire

Burning with desire

longing to be loved,

with a tender touch.

Tears fall from my eyes,

Frustrated, in a world of lies

Tired of loving so deeply,

yet feeling so alone.

The aching grows,

Refusing to be ignored.

Unheard screams

Of forgotten dreams

Time loops back on itself,

Bridging heaven and hell

I return to a time long ago

At the end of the rainbow

When I flew so high

I touched the sky

Before autumn leaves fell

With stories to tell

lives still to be lived in,

words yet to be written,

on the wall. No stone

unturned, often alone.

Restless, seeking, sharing,

Brave, bold, daring

Sometimes beaten,

Sometimes cheated.

Yearning for better

days get wetter,

Colder, darker still,

Souls frozen, until

A heart breaks

The earth quakes

Lightning strikes

The dark night

Illuminating heat

Ghosts retreat

Light as a feather

Whatever the weather

Freedom reigns

In the winds of change

Butterflies dance

Signaling romance.

A fool, free at last,

Gone from the past.  

I have no choice,

as I hear your voice,  

I begin to sing,

spreading my wings

Echoing the call,

cradles my fall,

No longer crying,

My soul flying,

I take a leap of faith,

To the dreamt of place.

Ghosts

It was so long ago,

when you left me

with tears in my eyes

I had to say goodbye

Never knowing then,

what I know now,

of how you’d haunt me

with an unannounced,

yet welcome rendezvous

in the astral plane,

for a brief moment in time,

before the alarm bell rings

waking me from a dream

to leave you behind,

like you left me,

all those years ago.

Yearning for sleep to return

I imagine gluing my eyes closed.

Knowing that even a brief glimpse,

is better than the shadows

that have lived in my heart

in the eternity since we parted

I’d never imagined then,

that in the future,

I’d dream of going to sleep

for that brief moment in time

when we were together again.

Sharing a laugh and a hug,

lingering memories that never fade

like the feelings trapped inside

Reminding me that once,

long ago, we were entwined

before you had to go,

leaving me to wonder,

if in another place in time

we are together.

Walking hand in hand,

in a parallel land,

just like this one

laughter etches

lines of our future

on our faces.

instead of tears

from the past

when we say goodbye

to those who touch our soul.

Memories float like ghosts

trapped in an ethereal prison

that no-one can see

Hauntingly beautiful,

It was so long ago

you left me…