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Dreamscapes: Poetry Written Through A Vision

Updated on January 9, 2017
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A Thought For My Readers

As I sit here and wonder where to go with my words, I have a million and one thoughts that would like to emerge. Should I write about my sadness once again? Or should I try to write about a happy side, that for me, is so hard to find within?

I’m not sure what you would like to hear; a true thought in clear form; Or, maybe, a clever little play on words to enjoy?

So, I will just sit with my eyes peacefully shut, and pull out my inner reflection through a dreamscape vision. I will let my thoughts fly upon the wings of a butterfly and take them to that special spot in my mind. There they will flow out in brilliant scenes, and then I shall return and write for you one of many things ; a creative tale through my imagination of whims and a speckle of truth sprinkled within.

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dream·scapeˈdrēmskāp/nounnoun: dreamscape; plural noun: dreamscapes

a landscape or scene with the strangeness or mystery characteristic of dreams.

Dreamscapes and Vision; Scene 1

Black as night, and quiet

as death, I can hear my

own silence with every

footstep.


In the distance, I see a

glare of light, ever

so faintly it burns in the

dark.


Walking faster, my heart

beats loud, I make it

to the light and step out.


I gasp as I catch myself

before I go over the

edge. I grab hold of

a metal rail before I

slip into another

mystery realm.


The wind is whipping. My

jaws are shaking. I can’t

see what’s down there,

the fog disguises without

breaking.


My hands start to slip;

I can't hold on. Where

will I land in this place

unknown?


The tips of my fingers

finally give way, and

now I am falling to

where, I don’t know,

but I feel in slow motion

like Alice down the

rabbit hole.

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groggily Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms. grog·gy (grŏg′ē) adj. grog·gi·er, grog·gi·est Unsteady and dazed; shaky.

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shush (shŭsh) interj. Used to express a demand for silence. tr.v. shushed, shush·ing, shush·es

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Dreamscapes; Scene 2

I wake to horns blowing,

and I lift up my head.

I look over to the left,

and there he is.


A smile that I notice, as

he looks my way, then I

groggily turn toward the

front; we are in a car

driving away.


When I turn back, I try to

ask; where are we at?

However, he softly puts

one hand over my lips and

shush ins me to silence

my mouth.


I’m back, he said, as he

stares my way.


No, you left for good

this time, I say. I know

this because I prayed

our love would finally

fade.


And as God so often

makes the thunder

roar; his smile turned

to anger as we came

to a hard halt.

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Dreamscapes; Scene 3

Don’t ever say that, he

hastily said…


then he started to drive

once again, reciting

to me his same-old

promises all over again.


This time will be different

you just wait and see. I

will not leave you for

No one…nothing.


I feel trapped now in

a familiar dream, of

fighting to love

someone I know

cannot love me.


My mind races as we

drive down the road,

there’s nothing on the

sides, but beautiful

fields of gold.


Do I stay here and

keep driving with him,

knowing this road we’re

on has no end…


or shall I jump out and

run through the field,

fighting to leave his

strong appeal?

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Dreamscapes; Scene 4


Panic and confusion are

swimming my brain, but

somehow I manage to

make my escape...


I leap out fast, and roll

down a small hill, into

the field of new hope?

I feel.


I won't look back, as

I hear my love yell…


Don’t do this to us, we

can make it work. I swear.


I run so far as the tears

soak my cheeks, the

golden barley slapping

my face.


I’m exhausted as I have to

stop; I’m in the middle of

nowhere. I am lost.


I fall down onto my knees,

and roll over to lay in the

breeze, as the barley softly

flows all around me.


I start to drift off as dusk breaks

the day, and I cannot hold

out anymore; I must sleep.


Even so, I feel something strange

in the air; a voice, a whisper,

that recites this verse;


sleep on my child, you have given

enough, when you awaken,

you will no longer be lost…

A Final Note

This was a difficult piece for me to write. I tried hard to write it exactly how I visualized it, and in words that could be understood clearly. In that way, I found myself changing it up several times trying to get the scenes precise and correct. I'm not sure I accomplished this. I don't know how this poem will sound. It was a type of experiment I came up with for myself. I know the writers here that know me pretty well, will know that I like to come up with different, weird, ways to put a poem down. It's just something I try to do. It's all an art form to me. I like to explore my intelligence. lol.

I hope all who stop by to read this will appreciate the process I put myself through and will be able to relate to my unique art form. I also take a good bit of time picking music to place with my poems. If you read these poems without listening to the music, I encourage you to read them again with the songs playing. To me it always gives a better feel to the story. God Bless!

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      Missy Smith 19 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, Deb. I'm so thankful for your support here on HP. :)

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      Deb Hirt 19 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      Fabulous! Everyone needs their own inner voice and to be able to put it into words. I believe you have done that. Now do it again!

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      I hope this coming year will find you and all my friends much joy and happiness as well, Swalia. I'm glad you liked this one. :)

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      I'm so glad you like them Chitrangada. I do try to put my own unique personality in my poetry, I'm glad you appreciate that. :) Happy New Year!

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      Thank you, Surabhi. Happy New Year! :)

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      Shaloo Walia 20 months ago

      Wow Missy! This is just superb. Walking away is the hardest part and this struggle of whether to walk away or stay is beautifully expressed in your words.

      Wish you lots of happiness and joy in the coming year!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 20 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautiful and expressive poem!

      I like the way you set the scene in the introductory paragraph, so that the reader is ready to understand it in a better way. Your style is quite unique and innovative and I enjoy your poems very much.

      Thank you for sharing and wish you a Very Happy New Year!

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      Surabhi Kaura 20 months ago

      Enjoyed it very much, Missy. Wish you a very Happy New Year, darling :) Lots and Lots of Love!

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      I am so glad you stopped by to read this one, Frank. And I am always pleased to know that you enjoy what I write. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 20 months ago from Shelton

      Missy, I just enjoyed your dreamscapes visions awesome poetry :)

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      I'm so glad this came across with an intensity felt. I was really hoping it would. Thank you, Smilealot! :):):)

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      What a wonderful comment, Venkatachari. Thank you so much. :)

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      Smilealot 20 months ago

      Thank you for taking us on your journeys...imaginative and wonderfully intense :-))

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      Venkatachari M 20 months ago from Hyderabad, India

      Beautiful presentation of the dreams and thoughts into apt sequences of scenes. A rare style that I have seen coming from you. Very well described. I appreciate you much. The radio songs are also good matching the scenes.

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      I am so delighted you liked this piece Hari. You just made me so happy with your complete understanding of my visions. Happy 2016!

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      That's kind of what I hold onto in hard times, Dana. I hold onto that voice that tells me, I will make it through all my times of being lost here, and find out that it was those hard times that helped me see the light.

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      You just said exactly what I try to pull off with my writing Sunkesner. I want it to be thought provoking, yet simple. :)

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      Well, then my little exercise of thought I gave myself worked!! I'm so glad it came across to you as unique. I wanted it to be something different in the way I wrote and presented it. Thanks Word55. Happy New Year!

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      Reflection...I do try to do this in my own little way, Manatita. Actually, there is something bothering my soul today that I am trying to reflect on in order to move on into tomorrow with a new vision of hope. Thank You! Happy New Year!!

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      Missy Smith 20 months ago from Florida

      Thanks John. That book sounds really interesting. Maybe I will check it out one of these days. I do appreciate you always taking the time to explain just what you like about my poetry, and I am so happy that you like me for all my quirky ways.:)

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      Hari Prasad S 20 months ago from Bangalore

      Missy,

      Very Imaginative and stupendous presentation.

      I could feel the pain from a reconciliation episode, from the person who is deliberating when the love interests are already one sided and faded.

      The idea of episode is very innovative and make the story / dream very apt and not abstract for me to follow.

      Very well done. And have a happy happening 2016.

      - Hari

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      Dana Tate 20 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Missy, I loved it! Very unique. I agree with Manatita44 the last part "When you have awakened, you'll no longer be lost... was very profound.

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      Sunkesner 20 months ago from Philippines

      The imagery is intense for a reader like me, and I commend you for it! The words you used are simple but have the ability to force the readers to imagine more. Simple yet effective, I like that style. :)

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      Word 20 months ago from Chicago

      Hi Missy, this seems quite innovative. Haven't seen this on HP before. That's a unique thing to see. It's all about expression and you did it quite well. Happy New Year forth coming!

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      manatita44 20 months ago from london

      Nice one, Missy. A lot there, requiring reflection. 'When you have awaken, you'll no longer be lost ... 'is perhaps the most powerful piece.

      Happy New Year to you and family.

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      John Hansen 20 months ago from Queensland Australia

      Missy, I love the unique way you construct your poetry..this one for instance as dreamscapes split into scenes. Your introductions also help to set the scene and describe what you are feeling at the time. This also helps the reader to "feel" your words. The songs by Radiohead are a perfect accompaniment as well. This poem actually reminds me of a book I read called "Changing Planes" by Ursula le Guin...while at an airport to catch a plane she suddenly finds herself transported into a number of parallel worlds, so the term "changing planes" actually has a different meaning than the obvious. It's a very interesting read. Anyway, I enjoyed this hub very much. Hugs.