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(26 September 1944 / Missouri - United States)

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Only In Dreams

No candles to burn, sitting in the dark,
I hear things I've never heard before,
Like the beating of his heart,
Though we're so far apart,
And his tears as they fall to the floor

Now I hear a prayer, half-spoken, half-sung,
Handel's Messiah all over again;
There's so much passion,
Prayers said in this fashion
Will surely be answered.... Amen

I'm not quite sure what I'm hearing now -
I think he fell to his knees;
He's begging and pleading,
The same words, repeating:
Dear God, bring her back, oh please!

I've heard enough, I can't take anymore,
Who is this, torturing my mind?
Then my love and I awaken,
I'm confused, he is shaken,
He was dreaming that I left him behind

It was only a dream, just a dream, my love,
You know I'll never leave your side;
But he held me so near,
'Til the dawn appeared,
And out of joy, I softly cried

Submitted: Thursday, August 22, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 23, 2013

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  • Valerie Dohren (8/25/2013 3:28:00 PM)

    A lovely poem Lora, telling a sweet story of true love.

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  • Tiku . (8/24/2013 6:39:00 AM)

    heartfelt drop.Sometimes we unneccessarily get worried thinking to lose someone near and dear.liked it.

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (8/23/2013 5:22:00 AM)

    so nicely depicted in this poem our constant worries for the loved ones!

  • Heather Wilkins (8/22/2013 8:43:00 PM)

    lve true love this poem abounds with the emotion. a lovely write

  • Dave Walker (8/22/2013 5:46:00 PM)

    A very beautiful poem, only true love can do this.
    The last stanza says it all, true love. A truly fantastic poem.

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