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Sweet Dreams of You

Updated on November 13, 2013

Somewhere is the past

There was this memory

Of a girl standing in the rain

She was so beautiful

As her tears mingled with the drops of rain

And he wondered where she was

Was she just a dream?

Or some far away memory

And his days were full of work

And his nights filled with loneliness

Ever since the love of his life

Betrayed him and walked away

Then came the dreams

That he wished he could hold onto

In the early morning light

But they faded with the day

And returned in the night

And he suddenly felt

Like he was falling in love

Falling in love with a dream

A dream he never thought could come true

A girl with flaming red hair

That blazed in the sun

And shimmered in the sunset

Her smile like a thousand

Diamonds shining with blinding light

The dream always ended

That same way for him

She was standing in the rain

Tears flowing

And he wanted to reach out to hold her

Tell her that it would be alright

But the day broke

And the dream was laid to rest again

He suddenly began to wonder

If it all had something to do

With the heartbreak

That he had been put through

And everywhere that he went

He searched for the girl

The girl that seemed so familiar now

Perhaps he’d always be in love

With a dream that couldn’t come true

Across the city deep in the night

Was a girl who cried in her pillow

She had been searching for love

And it seemed that love would never come

Then she began dreaming

The dreams came every night

Of a guy who was great in every way

His smile full of warmth

As he held her hand so tight

And left her with a kiss

In the early morning light

So there they were

Fated to be

Yet, not finding each other

Only in their dreams

Amazing as it might be

It was art that kept them apart

She lived in the art world

And he was an accountant

He’d never had the time

Never thought of gallery walking

Until one day a friend

Fell head over heels

For a girl who painted amazing pictures

Things from her imagination

And she could bring you into her world

You just had to love her

He told her of his dream

Told her that he wished he could find

The love that came to him every night

And then one day his friend

Told him to come on over

The artist had painted from her thoughts

The girl who haunted him both day and night

There on canvas was that familiar smile

There was the sparkle in her eyes

The sun reflecting on her red hair

As if in a moment she would step out

From the canvas and give him her hand

It amazed and dazzled him

But before he could take the painting

His friend insisted that it was so fabulous

It must be shared with the world

And the artist took it to a gallery

Fate must have been strong that day

For when she saw the offered painting

She saw her mirrored image

And it took her breath away

By now the artist was wide eyed

Seeing that what she had painted

From a guy’s dream had just become reality

The painting was hung in a prominent place

Both girls had agreed that the dreamer

Should meet the work of art

So on the night of the showing

They came to the gallery

As soon as he entered the doors

There was something unusual in the air

He felt it, he sensed it

And then he looked about

To see the painting

Which represented his dream

And suddenly his dream

Was walking toward him

And he felt a sense of déjà vu

This girl was indeed meant for him

She was reeling from the shock

But she kept on walking

Kept on smiling

He had step out of her dreams

Somewhere up high above

In the heavens their stars had clashed

Bringing them together

In a love so very true

Making all of their dreams now reality

© 2013 Gypsy Rose Lee


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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      Oh dear Gypsy what a beautiful tale of love and awe. So inspired from start to finish. Would that all dreams could come true and thoughts of love end so happily ever after!

      Voted up, awesome, beautiful and interesting.

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      Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

      Beautiful. Surrealistic, wonderful and magical. Filled with emotions. Great work.

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      Sunny River 3 years ago from A Place Without A Name which resides somewhere between Fantasy and Belief, just north of Reality

      Beautiful story and so sweet! I loved this. :)

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      wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

      How wonderful this is.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I love this story of love found through a painting. Very romantic..Roy Orbison adds depth.Sharing..

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      The perfect choice of songs for a very lovely accounting of love.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Wonderful story in a poem! Loved it!

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      The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Beautifully composed and put together GRL.

      The Frog

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

      Excellent work Gypsy, I never grow tired. Jamie

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      Karen Silverman 3 years ago

      Mmmm...All we have to do is open our hearts and minds to possibilities..

      Beautiful story, magically told!


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      Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

      Wow Gypsy Rose Lee-I have goosebumps. You transported me into a magical world of mystery and romance. I didn't want the story to end. What a brilliant imagination you have. Hit all buttons except funny and will be sharing. You made my night-I hope to have a dream like this...LOL

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      Maree Michael Martin 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Such a moving story. The pictures really tell the tale. Oh such moving songs. This really taps into the emotions. I'm going back to read it again, good stuff.

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      Frank Atanacio 3 years ago from Shelton

      wow this just blew me away .. my goodness :)

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      MG Singh 3 years ago from Singapore

      Lovely poem

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      A beautiful love story Gypsy, of two dreams coming true. Wonderful, voted up.

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Love the interweaving of dreams resulting in such a beautiful love story.



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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      What a beautiful, romantic story in poetic form. Lovely.

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      Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

      Such a wonderful read Rasma loved it and voted up plus shared.


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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Rasma, this was beautiful, romantic and magical..I simply loved it!!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Always good to hear from you. Hope you are all having a wonderful and relaxing weekend.

      Glad you enjoyed this tale of dreams Mary. Yes, it would be wonderful if all dreams could come true. Thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Anna.

      Glad you enjoyed this Sunny.

      Glad you enjoyed it wetnosedogs.

      Glad you enjoyed this Ruby. Roy does inspire. Thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Bill.

      Glad you enjoyed this Chitrangada.

      Glad you enjoyed it Frog.

      Glad you enjoyed it Jamie.

      Magic can happen at any time if you believe Leslie. Thanks for the share.

      Sure wish you to have such wonderful dreams that can come true Linda. Thanks for the vote.

      Glad you enjoyed this Ruby R. Roy has a way of inspiring with his songs.

      Glad you enjoyed this Frank.

      Glad you enjoyed this M.G. Singh

      It is great when dreams come true Jodah.

      Glad you enjoyed this Kim.

      Glad you enjoyed it Blossom.

      Glad you enjoyed it Eddy. Thanks for the vote and share.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Jo. Hope you're having a wonderful and dreamy weekend.

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      Michael-Milec 3 years ago

      Hi gypsy-rose-lee.

      Your remarkable putting love-story together always shines as an encouragement to pursue a dream, be patient, wait and welcome the given opportunity.


      Have a great day- everyday.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Glad you enjoyed this Michael. Hope your week is great.

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