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Weekly Poetry Stuffage > Week 319 (July 12-18). Poems. Topic: Dreamcatcher

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message 1: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments You have until the 18th of July to post a poem, and from the 19th to the 23rd, we’ll vote for which one we thought was best.

Please post directly into the topic and not a link. Please don’t use a poem previously used in this group. Only one submission per person is allowed.

Your poem can of be any length!

This week’s topic is: Dreamcatcher

Thanks goes to Marie for suggesting the topic!

The rules are pretty loose. You could write a poem about anything that has to do with the subject/photo but it must relate to the topic somehow.

Have fun!


message 2: by [deleted user] (last edited Jul 12, 2016 03:12PM) (new)

Dreams and Desires by: Melissa Andres
(Feedback Always Welcome!)

I met an old man on the road
The crook of his arm held a jar
His face deeply tan and wrinkled
With movements darkly bizarre.

The glass jar was empty
Its insides were bare
Yet he said it was full
Of dreams and light air.

How could this be?
A container of dreams?
This rickety old man
Had to be full of beans!

“Of what do you dream, child?
Maybe riches or fame?
Starring in movies?
Perhaps winning a game?”

I shook my head silently
From side to side
I knew it not possible
Yet unbelief I did hide.

“Of what do you dream, child?
A colorful sports car?
Or fancy new clothes?
Do you dream of the stars?

Only a few measly dollars
So your dreams’ll come true
You’ll be greatly amazed
At what this can do.”

He handed over the jar
The glass clear and bright
I wanted to believe
With all of my might.

“I appreciate your wanting me
To have hopes and dreams
But this jar will never do
It’s not as it seems.

You see, sir, I do not need it
I am not into material things
Dreams I have cannot be bought
No houses, cars or sparkly rings.

I dream of a world
Where all get along
Hold hands and hug
Singing beautiful songs.

Love is my dream
For all on this earth
Red, yellow, black and white
From old down to birth.”


message 3: by Edward (last edited Jul 13, 2016 06:18PM) (new)

Edward Davies | 1727 comments Title : The Dreams We Weave (Feedback Welcome)
Poet : Edward Davies

The dreams we weave beneath our sheets
Are often times hypnotic
They take us to a hidden realm
Where things might be exotic

They keep us thinking while we snooze
They stop our gears from halting
They fill our minds with funny thoughts
Some nice, others revolting

These dreams we weave while eyes are closed
Are beyond our control
We have no way to guide their path
We can’t direct their goal

They simply help us to unwind
To process what’s transpired
Throughout the day we’ve left behind
That left us oh so tired

The dreams we weave while wakefulness
Has passed to the abyss
Can either by a smorgasbord
Or simple nothingness

But once they’re active in our thoughts
Nocturnal or diurnal
They never leave us, never change
They stay with us eternal


message 4: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Russell (gooodreadscomsarah_russell) | 73 comments Anew

I catch a tiny piece of dream
as I wake, try to hold it there
like thistle down that windy day
when all each of us had was a memory,
and we found each other's hand.


message 5: by [deleted user] (new)

Edward wrote: "Title : The Dreams We Weave (Feedback Welcome)
Poet : Edward Davies

The dreams we weave beneath our sheets
Are often times hypnotic
They take us to a hidden realm
Where things might be exotic

The..."


Edward, I really like this. You have done well!


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Sarah wrote: "Anew

I catch a tiny piece of dream
as I wake, try to hold it there
like thistle down that windy day
when all each of us had was a memory,
and we found each other's hand."


Sarah, I like it! I don't know if this is what you had in mind when you wrote it but it makes me think of little children ... or maybe adults remembering their childhood. Nice and sweet in just a few short words.


message 7: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Russell (gooodreadscomsarah_russell) | 73 comments Melissa wrote: "Sarah wrote: "Anew

I catch a tiny piece of dream
as I wake, try to hold it there
like thistle down that windy day
when all each of us had was a memory,
and we found each other's hand."

Sarah, I l..."


Thanks, Melissa!


message 8: by C.P., Windrunner (new)

C.P. Cabaniss (cpcabaniss) | 658 comments Feedback welcome.
Title: Magic Web
By: CP Cabaniss

Her fingers wove a magic web
A dreamcatcher to hang over my bed
She kissed my forehead, tucked me in at night
Said a prayer for safety and beautiful dreams
Free of the pain from nightmarish things
Her voice was magic all on its own
made me believe I could do anything
She took away my fear of the dark
gave my imagination a brand new spark
I have her to thank for showing me that love exists when hate is all you see


message 9: by Rachel (new)

Rachel Heinen | 134 comments Feedback welcome.

Dream For Me
by Rachel

Please,
catch my dreams as they fall,
because I can not hold them anymore.

You see,
they've come too heavy to bear.
Dead weights holding me down

I must drop them
so that I may float
for awhile.

But, please,
be my dream catcher, and dream for me
until I am able to dream for myself, once again.


message 10: by Arun (new)

Arun Iyer (aruniyer) | 369 comments Feedback and comments are welcome.

Dreams

My dreams are snowflakes,
that yearn for burning summer,
held by a dreamcatcher.


message 11: by C. J., Cool yet firm like ice (new)

C. J. Scurria (goodreadscomcj_scurria) | 4263 comments I know this was late in doing so but if you've been waiting this long you deserve to know. Better late than never! Here are the poll results for week 119. For the poems, each person who entered had at least one vote which should be congratulated in itself! But here are the details:

In first place was the poem Anew by Sarah!
In second, the silver-winner was Dreams by Arun!
In third was a two way tie with Rachel and CP's works coming in with the bronze!
And in special mention we have both Edward and Melissa each with one vote!

Great job and thanks goes to all who participated!


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