dreams

Love, So Elusive

LOVE, SO ELUSIVE

Where’s the place where lovers escape,
and where plans of the heart take shape?
Where is undying love supremely crowned?
Is it found just in dreams?

It’s as I sleep, tucked in my bed,
that’s where I dream of being wed.
Where’s this undying love deemed to be found?
Sound asleep, in my dreams.

2016-08-04
P. Wanken

Written for Poetic Asides Form Challenge: Byr a Thoddaid

Of Wishes And Dreams

photo credit: Scott Wright Photography

photo credit: Scott Wright Photography

 OF WISHES AND DREAMS

To no longer be alone
a midsummer night’s dream.
A family to call my own,
to no longer be alone.
This dream of mine, I’ve made known,
casting my wish on full moon’s beam.
To no longer be alone
a midsummer night’s dream.

2016-07-04
P. Wanken

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Shared at Poetic Bloomings: AN ENTERTAINING SUMMER – DAY #3:  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

Kristallnacht Dreams

abandoned - margo roby promptKRISTALLNACHT DREAMS

My home was
abandoned the night
hell broke loose—
not my dreams.
Concentrating on them helped
me survive the camp.

I dreamed of
having a baby
of my own.
Not a doll,
but being a grown woman.
Married. With children.

Years passed…I
would think about the
doll I had
left behind,
wondering if anyone
found her and loved her.

Or did they
hate the baby doll
as much as
they hated
the Jew who’d loved her first? Would
I ever be loved?

Now, watching
my granddaughter with
her baby
girl, I am
crystal clear on this: never
abandon your dreams.

2016-01-26
P. Wanken

Shared at Margo’s Wordgathering