Dark Dreams of the Past

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Pay attention to your past

grown up little girl


Listen to your dream world

lest waking life unfurl


Creaky- Weak staircase

rots from disrepair


Don't consider entering

if vulnerable please beware


Dangerous, foreboding storms

flood the child's room


I feel a haunting anger

and see the demons loom


Time to make peace

with issues big and small


Unless you like the pain

and hitting that brick wall


Slimy, stinky earth

hides below your feet


It's no longer stable

You mustn't claim defeat


Listen and act today

or surely things will break


Take heed of the message

and changes it will take


It's time to face the hurts

lying deep within


Not Pushing away the pain

is where you must begin




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© 2010 Linda Rogers

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GRob 6 years ago

Awesome poetry! And if you put the dream weaver video there, that one of my all time favs :) Good job!


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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Beautiful work!! Peace!! Tom


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hey justom-We all have a darkside. What can I say??


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Glad you enjoyed it GRob. I love that song. Like I told justom-I do have my darkside which might surprise people:)


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A.A. Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

Facing pain is the only true way to overcome it. Beautiful...


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akuigla 6 years ago

Beautiful!And no dark side;on the contrary,only the basic human need for love and happiness...


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chinemeremz 6 years ago

"LETS FACE ALL THE PAIN THAT LIES DEEP WITHIN"

Wonderful piece quite metaphorical and cool

Thanks for showing how diverse you can be, cos I never knew you had such poetic genius in you.

How's ya Twin?


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jill of alltrades 6 years ago from Philippines

What a beautiful piece Twin!

Facing the pain is the only way to be free from it.

Rated up and beautiful!


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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

the dark side of the tale it seems pretty real. Great write.


Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

I see this as a call to embrace sins and mistakes -- the stuff we'd rather cover up, which will only hurt us in the long run. Good poem and thanks for the post.


scriber1 6 years ago

Confronting that which was permits caressing of that which is......thanks, Twin.


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

It's ok to tremble in the dark,it might cause a spark;)


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Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

Beautiful but powerful words.

It's great that you've shared this.

Take care and God Bless.


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LaurieDawn 6 years ago

I love that haunting poetry! Great words, and super prose! This one touched me probably because I love dark poetry. It gave me goosebumps reading it.

Blessings,

Laurie


Lucky Cats 6 years ago

This deep poem seems autobiographical. I feel as though I relate closely to the depth of the feelings written here. Thank you for a wonderful reading experience.


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Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

I love the last line. It is so true.

Kind of dark yet lucid.

Clever use words.

Poetry is always beautiful when it is identifiable as this is.


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ghomefitness 6 years ago from Chicago,IL

Sometimes we have to go through the dark to get to the light! You gave thanks last week. :)


damian0000 6 years ago

I was already sold on the title!

A great thought-provoking piece of work...


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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

Ok twinhead,

This is great. You know what carl jung says " embrace the shadow lest the shadow engulf you".

I hope I am not your darkside, or the evil twin. lol


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lifegate 6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

MT,

Great work!


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kashmir56 6 years ago from Massachusetts

very beautiful written words that brings life to this dark and haunting poem!

Awesome hub!!!


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

Oh how much do i love this? A whole bunch! and the song,i'm swaying in my chair.Thank you for sharing your poetic charm.

Cheers


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

I am speechless, well written and beautiful. Thanks!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

"For pushing away past pain will only cause sin." Truth and reality can only be embraced. God bless Twin!


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Beautiful and love the video!


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dotty1 6 years ago from In my world

What a beautiful poem - really love the way you have put the words together...lovely but with a slight eerie feel but not at all horrible - loved it


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deepthought 6 years ago from In the middle of nowhere and worldwide but still that T.O.kid from da north of America

Wow this is definitely some deep stuff right here Minnetonka Twin

I love the line, “I see pasts’ haunting anger” just that line alone says it all. Thanks for a some what dark disturbing but beautiful hub


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you suggest one 6 years ago from NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND

As my mind spends most of life on the dark side I really enjoyed reading this,it just seems to sink into my soul

to dwell with the rest of darkness.Beautifully written.

to digress a little I am at present reading a series of thiller novels which are quite dark and they take place around LAKE MINNETONKA.Take care my friend.


shygirl2 6 years ago

Sad poem, but love the song on video. Great oldie. :)


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I read it, and felt the pain being expressed therein.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi there hubber friends. Forgive me for being absent. I lost my internet wifi for a few days and wasn't able to get on-line. (My hands shake as I state this hole in my life). I really missed checking in with all of you. Usually I am great at getting back to people. Thanks so much for all your great and supportive comments on my dream poem. Thanks to: A.A.Zavala, Akuigla, Chinemeremz, jillofalltrades, vietnamvet, Doug Turner jr., Scriber1, mentalist acer, eiddwen, LaurieDawn, LuckyCats, Tamarajo, ghomefitness, damian0000, HealingTouch, lifegate, Kashmir56, AlwaysExploring, PennyofHeaven, MickyDee, Pollyannalana, dotty1, deepthought, you suggest one, shygirl2, and CarolinaMuscle. I so appreciate your incredible comments about this poem. This poem is about dreams I still have about my difficult childhood. It's my minds way of dealing with it so I don't become a Complete Lunatic. Most of the metaphors in this poem come from the many dreams I've had about my childhood home. I dream it floods and floats away, it crumbles, There are ghosts, etc... etc...Being a psych major it's quite obvious what the metaphors represent. I think dreams are such a powerful tool of the mind. Thanks again for stopping by everyone:)


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Whidbeywriter 6 years ago from Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, Washington

Sad poem but as others have stated you cannot ever heal unless you face your fears and get through that pain....thanks for sharing. Cheers


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

Simply beautifully written poem. I simply adored the video, I had not heard the music before but now I am a complete fan. Thank you so much for introducing me.


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Neverletitgo 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

It is nice poem that took me to darkside, it is scary but I got through that dark side to the light again. And again you brought nice here at the hub pages. Thanks for sharing for your childhood dream my follow Minnesotan.

Abdi


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Whidbeywriter. You are right that facing fears and past pain is the only way to heal. I think Dreams can be so helpful and can remind us of what we might be ignoring or needing to work on. Thanks so much for reading this dark poem.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Acaetnna. I am so glad you like Gary Wright and the Dream Weaver tune. If I remember correctly, this song was in the movie sound track for "Back to the Future." I find it so mysterious and intriguing. Thanks for reading my DARK poem. I love writing dark once in a while. It just feels good:)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Minnesota friend, "neverletitgo." Glad you read my dark poem. I did try to end it with the understanding that dreaming is what gets rid of the past pain and brings you healing.


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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

In touching great pain we often find our strengths, and often find the unexpected within our hearts. Your work is deep-reaching and moves from a childlike place. I am sending you a long-hub-hug just to say you are wonderful in all of your pain and beautiful in your victory. I adore your work...

~Always choose love~

K9


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

K9-Even your comments are brilliant works of art.

I also appreciate that You always put so much of your lovely heart into your comments and I want you to know that it means so much. Here's back at you on the long-hub-hug:)I really value our friendship here.


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Very nice , and very beautiful. Happy Holidays Dear Heart.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

We must all come to terms with our past in order to really understand ourselves and where we are going. We can dream but dreams should never hide dread...it only delays the inevitable. Thanks for sharing! WB


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Happy Holidays to you and your family Stars. You are such a precious gift to us here at Hubpages.


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De Greek 5 years ago from UK

Disturbing and rather worrying. I hope it is not based on facts ...


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

The dark side does come out in many of us, I liked this poem it showed some of your past and we all have to try our best to come to terms with it, even if it means expressing ourselves in a poem like you just did. Thanks for sharing. Peace


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi DeGreek-I so love writing dark poetry. No worries my friend. All is well but I do often have weird dreams about my childhood home. It was a chaotic childhood. My dreams have always been my minds way of dealing with it. My life as an adult is great and peaceful and safe:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi saddlerider-Yes, if we don't acknowledge our dark side then it will engulf us. It's like the Ying and Yang of life. Thanks for reading about my dark side in my dreams. I'm usually very light and upbeat so it's always fun to write about the dark once in a while.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

You are so vivid and clear and deep.When I started reading this it got dark and then after reading this I had to turn every light on in the house.Creepy.I think I scared away the dark dreams and nightmares at least for today.Have a good sunny day.That works for me.Nothing seems to be scarey in the bright light.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Loved it felt it!


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UlrikeGrace 5 years ago from Canada

Great writing, and an awesome picture, a dire picture...thanks for sharing...Ulrike Grace


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saleheensblog 5 years ago from Dhaka,Bangladesh

Mother of pain is the master of recover. Your victory over gloom with embracing the reality was incredibly put on the poem. I love the attitude and the message conveyed by the poem. Really a great work. God bless.


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kashmir56 5 years ago from Massachusetts

Hello Minnetonka Twin hope you are doing well and keeping warm.

Merry Christmas!!!


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ahorseback 5 years ago

How often I think of my past ! Who would we be , if not for that? I think some are born to remember well and others never look back once. Very lovely reading.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

DREAM ON-You had me laughing my butt off at your comment. Please forgive me for scaring you to the point of turning on lights. My next hub will be more upbeat, I promise:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Wayne-I just noticed I didn't get a comment out to you and I apologize. I hear you loud and clear and so appreciate your wisdom. We must listen to dreams and work through our issues. I think that's why I got into the mental health field as an aid in working out my stuff. Funny how pain can bring opportunity and growth.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Just Ask Susan-Thanks for reading and feeling. LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Saleheensblog-Wow, the master of pain is the master of recover. What a brilliant way of putting it. Thanks so much for reading my poem and sharing your thoughts:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Merry Christmas to you as well Kashmir. Hope your having a wonderful holiday season and Great New Year:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

ahorseback-Thanks for your kind comment on my dark dream poem. You are so right that some of us look back and some do not. I think what is most important is how we work through our past so our future is happy and healthy. Blessings and Happy New Year:)


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

Beautiful words, great flow and fantastic atmosphere...

simply put I loved it!


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sammyfiction 5 years ago from Australia

Nice piece of poetry :) you built it up well!

:) SF


lisa.bom 5 years ago

beautiful


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Sweet Thoughts Minn Twin! I am all for finding the Light in the Darkness! CM


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

nighthag-You are too kind but I love the praise:)LOL


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks sammy-I appreciate your feedback:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks lisa-Hope I didn't depress you too much.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

CM-You are too funny. So glad your on board for finding the good in the bad or light in the dark.


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epigramman 5 years ago

.....when I want to lose myself in a poetic dream then I must come here and read something like this ......


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank you my dear friend Colin. I apologize for bringing you the darker side of life for awhile but we all have to acknowledge our dark side. LOL


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

So true!

Lets face all the pain

that lies deep within

For pushing away past pain

is where trouble will begin.

I just love this verse. But then, we must not only face it, we must deal with it. Understand and accept it as part of our life experience. Take care and lots of hugs to you and yours.


hubpageswriter 5 years ago

Dark poem, but very well done.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Exactly Martie-Not just face it and accept it but work through it.

I don't know why but I love writing dark poetry. I'm upbeat and positive and I think writing about my darkside gets me jazzed and it feels healing. Thanks for visiting me:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

That means a lot coming from you hubpageswriter as I admire your work here. I think dark can be beautiful, especially if it's written from experience.


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VividImage 5 years ago from Chandler, Arizona

I have believed (as you do) that we do have a dark side. Alannah Myles sings a song called "Dark side of me". It's like my story that I'm writing (Retriever of the Lost Souls....you commented on Talitha's Story)...Thank you for sharing this....I am looking forward to delving into your other writings...


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

I can't wait to read more of your story. I think the best reads are stories that can connect with others because the author has lived it. So glad I found you on Hubpages. I can see I will be learning so much from you and your incredible writing style.


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drpastorcarlotta 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Wonderful, just wonderful!!!! Voted awesome!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Why thank you so much and thanks for voting awesome. Much appreciated:)


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VividImage 5 years ago from Chandler, Arizona

You are too good to me:) Thanks...You're the one with a billion and one followers and hubs (smile) Hope you have an awesome week ahead


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi VividImage-You are such a great support to me here. You have a great week too my friend:)


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Kosmo 5 years ago from California

Darkness can be your friend - after all, the universe is full of dark matter and energy. It's there for a purpose, insert the appropriate metaphor here. Later!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Absolutely! If we recognize our dark side, things can work well in our lives but it's when we push the dark away and deny it that we can get into trouble.


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

So well done! I can see what you're saying here nad that's always a sign of good writing! You should be proud of this!


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HartMurengu 5 years ago from Nairobi

Awesome. A great piece of poetry.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much daydreamer. Poetry is so healing for me:)


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for your kind words HartMurengu, I appreciate it.


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BrendyMac 5 years ago

Very Gothic...I loved it very much!!!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Brendy:) Sorry, I am staring at your profile pic again in sheer AWE. It so makes me smile. Thanks for that.


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

One word

Frees us of all the weight and pain of life:

That word is love.

Sophocles

Voted up


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

I love that one word James and it is so true. Thanks so much for voting up my poem.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

So very true!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Audrey~thanks for coming over to read my poem. If we don't face past issues, it's hard to move on in a healthy way through life.


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Cracknutcase 3 years ago from India,bangalore

Completely agree with you, Linda..we must make peace with our past to move forward!

Beautiful words of wisdom.. Voted up and shared :)


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much~it feels good when someone can relate with the meaning of my poem's. This poem was derived from a dream I had one night that told me I had much more work to do on my past. Here I'd gone through years of therapy, I do therapy, and thought all was good. Guess what? more to do...


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James-wolve 3 years ago from Morocco

Wow nice poem and nice write. I really enjoyed this work of yours. I look forward to reading and enjoying more of your thoughts put to paper. Bravo!!

Voted up


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks so much James~I really appreciate you taking the time to come by and read my poem. Hope your having a great week :-)

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