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I am Just a Dream

Updated on October 5, 2013
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Like the eye of the queen staring at me

From her lighted square on the chess board

I see your gazing face crisscrossed in shadow

Peering at me from behind the trellis

Your fingers like the green ivy

Interlace and weave their way along the wrought iron framing

And beckon a come hither

But you cannot have me

I am just your fantasy

I see your finger interlace and weave along the pencils length

As you yearn to bring forth your desire

Your fingertip lightly touches the pointed lead

Amazing me that the dull gray can produce

Such beautiful script as roses red

Whose petals blend and caress your lips

As you plead for me to come nearer

But you cannot have me

I am just a dream

Tears trail a path to settle as dew

On broad leaves of emerald the color of your eyes

Which you close now as you lay yourself down

In a bed of baby’s breath and fern

And the tiny butterfly’s from your French painted nails

Flutter from your meadow in a monarch patterned web

To carry me on their wings to be laid by your side

But you cannot have me

I am just an illusion

So you take your pencil

The writers’ magic wand

And you push it into your heart

While the roots soak up your soul

And spread there in the sun

You allow your mind to let go

And create us with your own tale…


...A single shaft of sunlight makes its way through the canopy of trees

Illuminating a soft circle of light on a green meadow

Like a spotlight on a stage, awaiting the graceful ballerina to enter into its glorious halo.

A single Monarch drifts into the glow and pauses, enjoying the warmth

Until a wisp of wind catches her spectacular wings and carries her on her way.

Nature’s audience erupts into an applause of birds singing

And the wind whispering through the leaves

Causing the trees to stretch forth their limbs and gently sway.

Just outside the light we sit in shadows smiling as we look into each other’s eyes

Knowing that the love we share is true

Needing no audience, no attention, we need not prove

We embrace in a kiss as the light inches nearer.

That we are happy, that we are perfect together, time will tell.

Others begin to take notice possibly understanding the meaning of life;

Love

The light begins to envelope us

And nature makes it clearer


I want to wake you, to warn you

That you cannot have me

Because I am only a fantasy, a dream, an illusion

But now I know why

You entered my world with no eraser.



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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Wayne, this is beautiful on so many levels! Imagine if we had the ability to write our dreams and fantasies to life? I'd be a writing fool! :D

      But this is whimsical and romantic and your descriptions are just like nothing else... See why I'm such a fan? On a side note... tomorrow, I'm planting a flower garden!

      Cat

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      I was just about to close the computer and go to bed, but decided to read 'one more new hub' first. I'm so glad I did!

      Ohmygosh! This is what I call truly romantic and erotic in its subtlety with its fine-tuned imagery and enticement, Wayne. The metaphor of the pencil, - wow; then the denouement of its having 'no eraser' ~ Brilliant!

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      Agreeing with Nellieanna here. Wonderful verse, Wayne!

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Nice flight of romance you painted here. My hat off to you and thank you for the experience.

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      saria 4 years ago from u.k

      A spectacular piece

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      wayne barrett love the descriptions you ran with queen on a chess board ie.. yeah very creative.. but most of your pieces are voted up my friend :)

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      Great poem and a beautiful write.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks Cat. Sometimes my garden is where I get my inspirations. Its a good place of meditation and muse. If I was back in California, I would really have a special garden! :O-

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      I'm glad you read one more : ) Thank you Nellieanna!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Good morning Sir Wayne - you are a poet's dream. I wish I could write this well because poetry in your hands is like Rodin with a chisel or Donald Trump with a new hairpiece (lol) ....having my first coffee with a Schubert sonata on a rainy day here by the lake.

      From now on after reading one of my favorite pieces by you:

      I will call you - Sir Wayne Sir. Yes you've been doubly and duly knighted twice over.

      Can I just say this about your writing - fookin' incredible.

      lake erie time 9:59am and sharing with a link on my FB page

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      Shauna L Bowling 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Wow! What an incredible ending! Wayne, this is awesome. I feel you covered the relationship between the writer and his imagination, man with Nature and finally, man with true love. Simply mahvelous, dalink!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Jim.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Martin. A hats off from the Mad Hatter is an honor!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Saria

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      I've gotta see that garden of yours :D

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      Nellieanna Hay 4 years ago from TEXAS

      So am I! It was my good fortune! :-)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Frank, thank you very much!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Vellur

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      : ) You are a gentleman, Colin!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Sha. I appreciate the compliment!

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      TDM 4 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      Wayne,

      What a great poem/story. It had me intrigued throughout the entire process. I am so glad I stopped by. Yes, and of course. Voted up.

      I. Whie

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Sir Isaac. Thank you very much, and I am glad you stopped by!

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      Vincent Moore 4 years ago

      Brilliant piece my poet, this stanza especially captured my attention.

      "So you take your pencil

      The writers’ magic wand

      And you push it into your heart

      While the roots soak up your soul."

      How true, as well our fantasies come alive, our dreams explode on paper, our quill never ceases. Bravo, voted up and shared.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      Some beautiful words here! You are gifted, my friend. Thanks for sharing your talent at poetry!

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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      This is brilliant. The romantic tale you weave with your words, images and metaphor is superb. I agree with everyone above, this poem can be taken on so many levels and is beautifully written.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      A master piece a......it flowed very beautifully just like a dream itself.....votes way up and sharing across:-)

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Vincent, my artistic friend. Thank you very much for the encouragement.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Marcy, I appreciate the kind words!

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      Jennifer 4 years ago from New Jersey

      A colorful decription that paints a great picture! I think this is how some poems are in fact written....as if coming to you from some other place!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Suzette. I appreciate your visit.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Deergha. You are too kind!

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      Jose Velasquez 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      This is the first time I couldn't quite grasp your concept. I'll read this again on an enlightened day and see if I can see it then.

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      Deb Hirt 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Pretty impressive. Dreams vs. reality can be placed side by side...

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Jennifer, I am glad you enjoyed this one. Thank you!

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      Anna Haven 4 years ago from Scotland

      Very well versed. My favourite part was' a single shaft [...] through the canopy of trees.' I found it both mythical and beautiful.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thanks for stopping by Jose. I hope I don't ruin it for you, but I tried to put my mind in the place of the subject (fantasy) as opposed to the writer...a juxtaposition of two, who are really one!

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you Deb.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Anna, thank you very much for the visit. I am glad you enjoyed the piece.

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      Lurana Brown 4 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

      Enchanting, dreamy piece! :-) Lurana

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you, Dear Lurana!

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      This is true masterpiece and voted up for sure.

      Eddy.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Eddy!

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      Shannon 4 years ago from Texas

      This is a breathtaking piece you wrote here! The imagery you've created with your words - the metaphors - wow! I'm in awe.

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much Shanmarie.

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Very beautiful and you weaved it magic to the very last letter. A superb poem---I will remember this one for awhile.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Wayne Barrett 4 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Bobbi, thank you very much for the kind words. For a piece to be described as memorable is the greatest compliment.

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      rebekahELLE 3 years ago from Tampa Bay

      Bravo, Bravo. Love this beautiful poetic fantasy! You have a new follower and fan. I can't wait to read more. Very talented writer.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Hi, Rebekah. I see that we are neighbors. Very nice to meet you and I thank you for your wonderful compliment and the follow. I will be looking forward to enjoying your work as well.

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      Erin Wilson 3 years ago from Michigan

      Good writing can portray beautiful images without being monotonous or cheesy. Thank you for doing this. Seeing what I read. voted up and beautiful.

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      Wayne Barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Thank you very much, Erin.

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