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my dream_

Updated on February 15, 2013

I met a blind boy

somewhere in cloudy dreams

in fragments of memory and reality

We were both dressed in black and white

the sun was rising in the night

He had soft eyes of toffee brown

but his smile

contained hints of frown

I looked around

trying to find my place

he tugged my shirt

with innocent face

"Mister... Mister" he softly whispered

"There are so many things I cannot feel

would you

could you

please show me the color wheel?"

His voice was so tender and fragile

like a heart before it's broken

He said, "Show me white"

with teeth so bright

and before I could speak

we were at the mountains peak

I put his hands into the snow

so now he would know

he smiled

then fell on his back

began making an angel

like an ordinary child

He said, "Show me the reds"

so I made a bonfire

he held my shirt walking closer

letting the fire warm his cold hands

he said, "I'm beginning to see"

so I blew out the flames

told him to the smell the grey

"Show me green, so I know what people mean"

baby grass sprouted at our feet

and we rolled down the softest hills

tumbling into each other half way down

the joy in his face

I cannot describe

"More more", the little boy cried

then suddenly all the trees began walking towards him

and he touched every leaf, twig and limb

"pink pink pink"

and before I could blink

puppies appeared

out of nowhere

licking him everywhere

he was laughing so hard

said it tickled

I couldn't help but giggle

"Show me blue"

and we were in a canoe

put his feet into the water

but that wasn't enough

he jumped right in

came up holding a dolphin fin

his face covered in grin

they swam in circles

in a saltless sea

"Show me brown", he gurgled with glee

immediately we were on land

he held onto my shirt

as we felt the sand

felt the land

then he said something I didn't expect

his words took me back

"Thank you kind sir

for helping me to understand

now, show me God"

so I gave him my hand


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    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      epigramman.. thanks so very much my friend... I've been thinking of trying to find a literary agent... and hopefully get this one published... one of my favorites...

      still cold here in the Midwest... had a little sleet today, but they are forecasting 60 degrees F this weekend :) been a long winter... Hope you are jamming to some good tunes and sipping a fine wine :)

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      5 years ago

      Good evening Sir Eric - your writing is always so original and I certainly haven't read anything quite like MY DREAM. As poetry it's great writing and as great writing it exploited cinematic images in my mind of what all of this would look like - and to me - that is always the work of a writer who is a master of his domain.

      I hope all is well with you these days and sending you warm wishes from lake erie time ontario canada 8:45pm

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Hey Gypsy... thank you ! yes, feeling much better today... feels good :) Hope to see you soon.. and I hope you are staying warm this cold winter day

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Hope you are feeling much better and looking forward to reading more of your wonderful poetry.

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Thanks so very much to everyone whose read and commented... been sick and haven't been on here to respond... sorry about that... Keep writing my friends!!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow.. .. You have a way with words that are magical.. a wonderful write.. I could see the little puppies and the little boy the wolf.. the colors.. just wonderful ..A standing ovation

      voted up and sharing



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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Poetically, creatively, colorfully terrific.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Smooth, if you know what I mean. Thank you

    • wayne barrett profile image

      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Very profound piece. I'm looking forward to reading more.

    • SiberianWolf profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric T. Shortridge 

      5 years ago from MidWest

      Thank you so very much lady hawk :) love the nic! appreciate that... when i was younger i wanted to be an artist... but I've found that words can create more beautiful images than pencil and paint :) Thank you again!

    • ashelladyhawke profile image


      5 years ago from California

      Very beautiful. I loved the way it flowed from one color to the next and the joys found within each. Your writing creates a mental picture in the mind--perfect. Rated awesome & thumbs up.


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