Treasure Island

Lora Colon

(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

A Dreamer's Prayer


We're on the same wavelength, someday we'll meet,
And misery and loneliness will concede defeat;
To the tower of happiness together we'll climb,
I'm sure the day is coming, it's just a matter of time.

But loneliness creeps in like a thief in the night,
I can't wait anymore, I'm too weak to fight;
I lose all hope and give in to despair,
Then I fall asleep and find him waiting there.

He holds my hand tightly, and I'm lonely no more,
I find myself standing at heaven's door;
His voice is more lovely than the song of a bird,
He speaks to me softly, but I hear every word.

When I look in his eyes I'm thrilled to see
The soul of a man who's devoted to me;
In dreams there are no laws that we must obey,
And our love is absolved of moral decay.

In dreams there are no barriers; like the birds we are free;
But his face shows a sorrow as he turns from me;
Why is he leaving now - I'm standing alone!
No longer is his strong hand holding my own.

I'm losing my love... oh, now I see,
Someone is trying to awaken me;
And my soul is crying, the emptiness is profound,
If I wake now it's all over - please... don't make a sound!

Submitted: Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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  • Khairul Ahsan (2/18/2014 11:40:00 AM)

    So artistically you have woven the tapestry of your dream! Every stanza is a poem by itself and the last one is a piece of gem! I must give it a 10/10.
    'But loneliness creeps in like a thief in the night, ' - Beautifully said.
    'In dreams there are no laws that we must obey,
    And our love is absolved of moral decay.' - These words very well match with those of my poem 'Forbidden Fruit', the last stanza of which I have the pleasure to quote below:
    'My Guru forbade me
    To be in your proximity,
    Even to see you from afar.
    So in my dreams I started
    Seeing you as I wanted,
    With no Guru standing near.' - Shall appreciate if you read and rate the poem and leave a comment. (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/15/2014 1:09:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. Liked the ending also. I like to dream of things that will never happen in reality,
    they're much more appealing sometimes. Also like to dream of impossibilities
    that can happen. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin Halls (6/21/2013 8:07:00 AM)

    HI Lora just been reading some of your poems and like this the best.
    As poets we tend to be dreamers I know I am.
    Someone once told me to write down my dreams and then write about them, which I have done
    But a Camel eating Custard while driving a Car ain't easy! .
    By the way Pete the Fly is no more he pushed his luck and got whacked! (Report) Reply

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