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In My Dream

Updated on May 17, 2012

I knew you long ago

You were by my side during the war

When the evil doers tried to take

What didn’t belong to them

You tended to my wounds

Dried my tears of despair

Helped me on my feet

And to leave me alone, you did not dare

At night, I slept little

A soldier must try to stay awake

The enemy lurks and is always ready

Surrounding you when you least expect it

Wanting to stealthily attack

Like a thief in the night

If I fell asleep, it would not be for long

But in our dreams, time is not measured

In my dream

I knew you would be waiting

There you sat happily on a rock

By the bubbling brook

Cooling your feet

In the fresh gushing water

I would enjoy watching you from afar

Curiously wondering what you were thinking

At times you looked around

Wondering if I would come

Then you would see me

Soaking the warmth of the midday sun

You would leap up and courageously jump over the rocks

To meet and embrace me

Your first words like a prayer were always

“I love you. I will never forsake you”

Then you would kiss me gentle on my lips

As a Prince would kiss a Princess

My body, weary from the day’s battle would tremble

As you held me in your arms -

I knew you would never let me fall

In my dream

I wished I did not have to return to my duties

I wished I could put down my weapons of war

I wished I would never wake to see another earthly day

In my dream

We would walk in the temperate rainforest

And I would brush my hand against

The fronds of the tree ferns wet with dew

And I could feel the love I had for you

How beautiful and green they looked

Those curious umbrellas carpeting the floor

As they bathed in filtered sunlight

That penetrated heaven’s door

In my dream

We walked hand in hand

Healed by simple peace and quiet.

Yes there was war on Earth

But here in my dream I was safe

Nothing could break the silence

But some fretting bird calling its mate

Even the least of God's creatures

Deserve to be in love

In my dream

We never grew old

We were always beautiful

Always chasing each other

Like children

In our Garden of Eden

Once you even climbed a tree

To hide from me

But I found you


In my dream

There can be no loss

In my dream

There was no pain

No enemies to subdue

Nor could Satan and his legions enter

Just me and you

In my dream

Our hearts were as one

Our love was eternal

Our souls indivisible

We were immortal

© Copyright Maria D'Alessandro 2012. All Rights Reserved.


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    • Mike Dickman profile image

      mike dickman 

      6 years ago from Paris, France

      thank you.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @Laurinzo - This poem was inspired from my personal emotional struggle during 2011 with my 18 year old daughter's battle with Leukemia and her miraculous subsequent victory.

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      LJ Scott 

      6 years ago from Phoenix, Az.

      Anyone that could write something as romantic, sexy, and breathtakingly beautiful as this... must have the heart of a romantic ... and the creative mind of a true artist... very Impressive scrittobene!!!!

      Beautiful images too!

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Mhatter88 - thank you.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      nice work

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @Nikkij - thanks so much for dropping by.

      @Sam209 - Yes this one is straight from the heart.

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      6 years ago

      I'm always a sucker for beautiful work like this! This will probably be my poem of the day! I think as writers, some of our best work comes from our hearts; especially when we release our joyful and painful experiences onto a piece of paper! Definitely another great piece of work that I must share!

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      Nikki Wicked 

      6 years ago from Louisiana

      beautiful poem and a beautiful dream!

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Many thanks iangb40 and murffee1 for you positive reviews. I'm so glad you liked this poem. It certainly comes from my heart and soul straight on paper.

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      6 years ago

      Maria...I don't know much about poetry but I do know what I like. I have read some of your other poems and lyrics but this one seems far more insightful. I am not sure what put these thoughts into your head, but it turned out wonderfully in writing.

      congratulations. I am sure that you had many "re-writes" but you ended up with the perfect words. Thanks for sharing "In My Dreams" with us.

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      6 years ago from Hamilton, Canada

      Epi emailed me the link to read your latest poem. A must read, Ian! And he was so right. Such a profound and beautifully written poem. You took me away into the weightlessness of the dream world, gave me the feeling of unconditional love in the sublime perspective of a dreamscape. The enemy was no longer there, relentlessly pressing onwards, and the dream became a much wanted reality for me. The flow and effect of your lines, punctuated by "In My Dream," is seamless and first rate. You are a true poet. Thank you for writing "In My Dream."

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @cleaner3 - thank you.

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      6 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      beautiful poem ,Maria

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @ xstatic - much appreciated. Thanks for dropping by.

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      Jim Higgins 

      6 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      I can only echo what Epi and others said so eloquently.

      Beautiful work!

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @ Vincent. Thank you. I was inspired today. When we are faced with adversity sometimes we just cannot run. We must stand and fight. Our only option is to run away in our minds. This could mean following the path of madness which would be the destructive course. The other option is to live in your dreams at least some of the time - and still remain on the battlefield until the war on Earth is over.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      @ beardsiolli - thank you for empathizing Col. Hurt was the fuel that fed my quill for this poem.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Thank you Vidya.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Many thanks Gypsy for reading my poem.

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      Vincent Moore 

      6 years ago

      This is a very powerful verse with each stanza aching with love for each other. I always felt dreams had a power of their own. They take us back to who we were and open that invisible curtain of time for us to take a peek into on occasion.

      I often write of long ago and feel like I've been a warrior and shed my blood on the painful battle fields, it's ironic that current hub I just posted last night I pen about dying in each others arms on the Moors our breath intermingled.

      You write very deep from within Maria, this is Epic and I am honored to read it. You made up for lost time with this beautiful magical piece. Dreams are simply yearnings and in them we often find our true love. He/She appears there, yet on earth we search a lifetime often and never find them.

      Bravo, take a bow, I applaud you for writing from the very depths of your heart. I bet you felt drained after scribing this one. hugs

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      6 years ago

      I feel the hurting inside of you Maria. Love it.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Love this beautiful poem Maria. Voted up and awesome. Made me think of the Abba song Fernando. In fact will dedicate it along with this fantastic hub on the music site.

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      I think you may be right Colin. Writing this took so much out of me today. It means a lot to me personally and those who know me will understand the metaphors. It's the first and maybe the only poem I will write about the events of last year - a time during which I wrote not a single word.

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      6 years ago

      ...without a doubt in my mind Maria this is the best piece of writing I've ever read from you - I would rank this right up there with anything that Bob Dylan has ever written because it contains so many deep layers of both narrative flow and poetic metaphors and it becomes richer and more profound with each read - this is your signature piece as far as I am concerned and I sincerely doubt that I will read anything as soulful and lyrical for some time to come - hubbravo from the epi-man

      lake erie time 8:13am and posting this to our FB music group and - everywhere else in this cyber universe -

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      Vidya Mallar 

      6 years ago from India

      Very nice poem...I loved to read it.. have a good day..God bless you

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      Maria D'Alessandro 

      6 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Many thanks Ghaelach. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.

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      6 years ago

      Morning Maria.

      I'm not into poetry very much although I have attempted two, but your poem jumped out at me and told me wonderful story. I had to read it to the end.

      To go with this wonderful poem you give us these beautiful photo's. Thank you.

      Take care and have a nice day.

      LOL Ghaelach


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