The Fingers of a Dream

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The Fingers of a Dream

I find it quite amazing,
the power of a dream
to linger beyond waking...
the impact of its theme.

If it is a pleasant dream,
from which I may awake...
I feel vaguely happy
with emotion that's opaque.

If I have a nightmare
from which I may arouse...
its vaguely sharp discomforts
my consciousness espouse.

Nightmares leave me out of sorts,
those recalled or not...
they lurk beneath the surface like
malingering dry rot...

I, often, find them hard to shake,
a baffling event...
they hide beneath my consciousness
to whisper their torment.

I find it quite amazing,
the power in a dream
to linger beyond waking...
and tease with its regime.

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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

Great subject, great contrast, and such a nice smooth flow with just the right words. That's a verse! WB


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Well done!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Mr. Brown, thank you! I am tickled!

WillStarr, as always, thank you, kindly!


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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Ah, the world of dreams. A nice rhythmic poem for one of the most dynamic of realms, and amazingly, a time and place unique to each of us 6 billion humans (with a few exceptions), and that encompasses the most terrifying of horrors or incredible of accomplishments, and perhaps, both all in one night...

Nice job No_


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Love verse 4, absolutely great. Well done.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

bbnix, Dreams are, indeed, from the most fascinating of dynamic realms, the subconscious...they are messengers to the conscious mind, I believe...as always, a joy to see you! Thank you! Hugs!

thebluestar, thank you! I really cherish your visits and comments!


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Sleep time in this day and age is so important for our health. The brain waves never sleep, like our Lord God never sleeps, and to me dreaming is another way of filtering our minds. We have a choice to remember our dreams, and to interpret a dream is a gift, yet anyone can learn to figure out what dreams mean. Got any good dreams you need to interpret? I actually have the gift of dream interpretation. Let me know. CM


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Spirit Whisperer 5 years ago from Isle of Man

Which is the dream? The time you spend free from thought and judgement snug in bed or the time you spend moving about in your body looking at everything through clouds of thought? Who is the thinker and who is the dreamer? Do you dream or are you being dreamed? If you are the flute and you are aware of your music then who is blowing the flute whose music you can hear?

Another great and thought or should I say dream provoking hub.Thank you.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Christina, thank you! I will remember that!

Spirit, you challenge my thoughts, which I just love! This comment will keep my little mind busy for a bit! (smile...now, there's a good thing!!!) Thank YOU!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

It's always such a relief waking from a nightmare to realize it's not true. However, they always linger, as you allude to. Well done. Cheers.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Doug, very true. Thanks! Blessings!


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I haven't had a nightmare since I was a child, but I'll never forget the dream of a lion outside my bedroom window growling and another one when I was again in my bedroom, I drew open the curtains to find giant ants crawling on them! Anyway, I pay close attention to my dreams, I do believe our loved ones and spirit guides speak to us from heaven through our dreams.


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, I believe strongly in dreams, am always amazed at their power! Thank you! Blessings!


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Bilalnr 5 years ago from Islamabad, Pakistan

Beautiful Hub, No_Clue!!!!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Oh to dream, sweet peace or nightmarish twisted hell. I long for sleep yet fear at times my soul will erupt into the darkest abyss of nothingness.

What awaits us there? in the dark shadows of a dream, merriment and peace or anguish and clutching to heavens edge, clawing to leave and sing with the Angels.

Oh to dream, such pleasure or such sorrow. Rated Up..bravo, very well done...


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Bilalnr, Thank you, kindly! ~ Blessings!

saddlerider, you write so romantically and deep! Thank you, my friend, I so relate! ~ Blessings and hugs!


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chisom emmanuel 5 years ago from NIGERIA

u re gifted love these very beautiful, nice dictions and rhyme. keep up


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

chisom, thank you, kindly! I so appreciate your read and comment!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Very pretty No_Clue! Thank you ma'am!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Micky Dee! I do appreciate your read and comment


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epigramman 5 years ago

....when I dream of you ...quite frankly the world can go and take a jumpin' leap .... 'cos I don't wanna wake up ......and just stay here with you!!!!!!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Man, epigramman! You sho know what to say!


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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Amazing, captivating poem! Dreams are a mystery, the reality of a kind, enchanting universe that sometimes looks more real than life...

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