Our Alternate

Posted: November 13, 2013 in creative writing, Everyday Life, free verse, poetry
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Awakened from deep but restless sleep
found wrapped in twisted, sweat soaked sheets
With blinking eyes we sweep away cluttered thoughts
Trying to reckon the night’s pale fading dreams
We tell ourselves they are only dreams,
unreal and needing no remembrance
Another life within that we are not allowed to know
a life within our soul as real as the life we can touch during waking hours
Another life always just beyond our arm’s reach 
faintly there and sensed only in our mind’s eye.
A place of steep roofs, high bridges and wide canyons
with clear views of the vast spread horizon
but all with weak grasps and unsure footing
Startled awake by effortless wingless soaring flight but with sudden falls
Radiant sunshine, cloudless sky but unknown purpose
An alternate life that is kept from us
A life only in our forgotten but lingering dreams.


  1. I think this is a beautiful poem!
    And it captures the dream world perfectly!
    I’ve been startled awake, from that alternate life, in “a fall”.
    HUGS!!! 🙂


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