"While We Sleep"

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What happens in our sleep,
When we close our eyes?
Where our fantasies,
Our dreams come alive.

What happens in our sleep,
When the darkness surrounds?
In our unconscious state,
It surely abounds...

As we never fully remember our dreams,
or even understand what they mean,
Yet from our own minds
they transpire.

Tell me what happens when we sleep...

Why the time goes by so fast?
Before I know it I'll be awake,
Wondering where the night went,
as I get ready for the day.

© Copyright NMJ 2013

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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Beautiful ..insightful wonderings of what were we thinking before we rested our mind.. if it is so .. is it the reality of what we want or just dreams of what we want to be..??

great write Nikki.. !~


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

well i have some pretty weird dreams, perhaps neither and its just our imaginations taking us away from reality for awhile.


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

I seldom dream - at least, not so as to remember; but when I do, it's memorable.

Your writ is very interesting!


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for your reflection. Wonderfully put. thank you


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

Wonderful poem and picture to accompany it. I am a huge dreamer and remember many in the morning.


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Nelliananna same with me. I think I hardly ever fall asleep deep enough to dream. But I had some weird dreams last night, and kind of um...gross actually lol definitely was memorable. but ill just remember bits and pieces never the whole story or I'll forget things as the day unfolds. Thanks for the comments guys!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

I love this ---as much as I love to mix sleep , dreams and fantasy !Awesome Nikki ! Big hug girlly !...Ed


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana Author

Thank you Ed. May you have many sweet dreams every time you sleep.

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