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Reality, Phantoms, or Dreams

Updated on October 23, 2011

Once upon a Dream

Once upon a dream.... there you were.,

Smiling in the sunlight, laughing in the rain,

There you were.


This was no mirage, you were no ghostly figure,

l saw you there, looking ahead, as real as you could be.

You were smiling with your eyes as you gazed across at me,

There you were..


Once upon a dream........ there you were,

Standing in the bluebell woods, beckoning to me,

l tried to run towards you, my legs seemed paralysed.,

So l stood still, just looking into your loving eyes.

l could bend to pick the bluebells, yet could not run to you.


Yet once upon a dream , l know that this was true.

l gathered lots of flowers, in my arms till overflowing,

then looked towards you and it seemed... ....

Oh it seemed that you were going,

Going where?? OH! Not again! Don´t leave me here alone,

Take me with you, please, my heart´s not made of stone.!


You cannot appear like this, then leave me unfulfilled,

standing in the bluebell woods, paralysed with fear,

The trees look so familiar, it´s where we always came,

Once upon a dream, l´m happy here again.

A voice comes from behind me, it seems so far away,

then soon the voice is louder and l can hear him say......

Come back, my love, come back, . l turn to look at you,

but you are softly fading, no, this cannot, not be true......

It is my husbands´voice, ......l turn to look at you

You seem to have no choice..?!

You´re fading into mist and cloud, and l am paralysed....

The trees are fading too,

My husbands´voice is closer now, closer to me than you...

Oh Once upon a dream , you were there , it was you.


l feel strong arms engulf me, the bluebell wood is fading,

Now l can hardly see you, l cannot run to greet you,

Once upon a dream,.

l fall into my husbands arms, and hear him say it´s all okay.,

´´l need to take you home.´´ He says,

´´But don´t forget your flowers.....´´´

l look down at my feet, and see the blooms l´d gathered,

armfuls of my favourite flowers, bluebells that are real.

l gather pick them up and take them home.

l sit and stare around my room, blubells scent abounds.,

Their aroma fills the room, , and l can only stare.

Once upon a dream you were really there, yes, you were there.

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(With thanks to alberich, our fellow hubber, who inspired me to write this)

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      Phoebe Pike 5 years ago

      Captivating and beautiful.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you for being my 1st visitor and leaving a comment.

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      Lady Tenaz 5 years ago

      I loved this so very much and I could envision myself there. I could relate to this poem in so many ways- This was so beautiful and what also is so beautiful is that your poetry is so wonderful and can be interpreted in each of your readers minds as though they are there witnessing it themselves....thank you for sharing.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Lovely comment JJ. l hope you can ´relate´ in a good way and get something positive out of it.

      Thank you for your support.

      Take care. (agape)

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      jenubouka 5 years ago

      Yes, wonderful poem, captivating read and beautiful pictures.

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      SilverGenes 5 years ago

      Dim, I can relate to this completely. One of my stories is along this theme, too. Your way of weaving the dream and the present is just lovely and I loved the field and the lingering scent of bluebells that you took home. Wow!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi jenubouka....... Thank you for your comment. l´m happy that you liked thepoem and the pics.

      Take care,

      Dim

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi SilverGenes.,

      Always a pleasure to see you on my page, especially when you leave such encouraging comments.

      Much appreciated.

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      saddlerider1 5 years ago

      Dim, memories from a dream are often so real, so vivid, so profound, so colorful. As was this brilliant scribe, I felt you there, I saw you as you frolicked amongst the bluebells. I even could smell their sweet fragrance as you were taken back into time from a distant voice calling and beckoning you to follow, yet to be awaken from it to reality.

      I love to dream, although often mine are not so pleasant. Thank you for sharing this wonderful dream of yours, may you have many more of them and may you always be moved by them and moved to share them with us your loyal friends at the Hubs.

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Beautiful Dim, I was thinking about you this morning hopeing you are doing well and let you know you were on my heart,:)..This was so captivating..I loved this.

      Sunnie

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hello Dim, I too could smell the bluebells...

      Beautiful, absolutely beautiful.

      I hope you are doing ok, my best wishes MM

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you , Ken.

      Your encouragement means a lot to me.

      Hugs, Dim

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Hi Sunnie Day,

      It´s kind of you to have been thinking of me, today.

      l have almost found my sense of humour. Once that is complete with the help of so many hubfriends, l´ll be fine.

      l´s so glad you liked the poem.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you , Movie Master,

      l´m glad you could sense bluebells.

      l´m doing okay, will be much better when my sense of humour is fully returned.

      your comments are always an encouragement.

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      Teylina 5 years ago

      Love the images this invokes. Awesome in its peacefulness.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Thanks for following me around so much since l lost my sense of humour. You´ve been a tremendous support to me, like a rock.!

      l´m glad you liked his one.

      Take care.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      You created a beautiful setting with your graceful words, spun from an elegant heart.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      thank you nckbirdbks.....

      l think your comment is more poetic than my poem. Wonderful words to leave for me. Bless you.

      Take care. Dim

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      alberich 5 years ago

      Dear Dim!

      What is reality, phantoms and dreams but whirls on a water surface. Spending time in the absolute desolation of wilderness on Greenland and in other remote areas let me come to understand that most things as we perceive are many things altogether. No matter what or how, our subject and our divinity within, transpires with our experience in the act of our presence.

      I´m always among the bluebells

      Love!

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      Thank you alberich,

      you have some serious depth of thought.

      l appreciate you taking the time to visit my page and comment.

      Take care.

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      Micky Dee 5 years ago

      Lovely Dim. God bless dear.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      God bless you too, Micky. l sense you are not ýourself´at the moment. You are in my prayers.

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      d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      What a beautiful poem. Reminds me when i lost my one and only earthly soul mate. It took several years before those dreams ended, but they were real to me and gave me the strength to endure without that person i loved so much.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

      So nice to see you on my page with sch a lovely comment. Thank you. Dreams can be amazing can´t they?

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