Dream

By JP

As I find myself getting lost in the world of illusion,
Where perception is nothing more than constant confusion
Which catches me by surprise
Like kids opening gifts on birthdays
and the gift leaves them in utter amazement
Or like doing something and forgetting the task at hand or what you were doing
Or like arguments or hurtful words said
from points being proven

I dream sometimes…
Of broken hearts that I’ve ruined,
Of empty promises never kept,
Of walls of trust being penetrated until hatred is the only emotion left

I dream sometimes…
Of you fully forgiving me
For the mistakes that I made
and how I failed you endlessly

I dream sometimes…

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4 Comments

  1. Pat R on December 17, 2018 at 12:09 PM

    JP,
    I too find it hard sometimes to tell what’s real and what’s an illusion. Your poem illustrates the frustration involved with that very well. You’re a taltented writer; please write more!
    -PR

  2. Amanda on February 5, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    This is really good! I love how you end this almost on a cliffhanger so that the reader is left thinking about the poem.

  3. molly on February 15, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    JP, we have all let people down…..this is a commonality (if that’s not a word it should be!) here……we all fail and then move forward as best we can. Words heal, as does this beautiful piece of poetry that is clearly written from the heart! Thank you for this reminder!

  4. Kayelynn on April 15, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    JP,

    Heartfelt and sincere words. Readers can tell how deeply you care for this person and how sorry you are for hurting them. But, the first step is always acknowledging that and working towards moving on. Your poem also touches on the humanity in all of us because there’s no person out there that hasn’t let someone down before. Awesome poem and please keep on writing!

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