Sunday, July 30, 2006

Dreams (A Poem)

Vivid dreams weave their way inside my head

At night when I'm fast asleep in bed

Memories of the past drift in and out

While unseen monsters make me shout

Why do we dream in our sleep?

What thoughts lie in our subconcious deep

Only to emerge when our eyes close

When into that other place we doze

If we could live inside our dreams

Would Life be perfect? Or an endless scream?

52 comments:

tara @ kidz said...

Congrats on being featured SITSta! You go!

This poem is very insightful. You are talented! I think if I lived inside my dreams, things would be much more chaotic than they already are. But sometimes I HATE when I wake up if it was a good dream. And sometimes it was just that the story wasn't finished and I wanted to see how it ended.

I am in constant awe of dreams. I think they are very intriguing!

Blessings Abound said...

Dreams are a mystery in life sometimes. Such a nice poem! I used to write poetry all the time when I was in high school. I just don't feel as inspired as I once was.

blueviolet said...

That's a terrific poem!

Charmaine said...

I've often wondered the same thing. I have very vivid dreams also. It's the worst when I'm pregnant.

wendy said...

Good question. I'll have to think about it.

happy sits day!

April said...

Happy SITS Day! Great poem...I really enjoyed it!

Jeanne said...

I don't know about dreams, but after reading your earlier posts, I'd say you're a scream -- or at least a hoot!

Happy SITS day!

Astrid said...

Happy SITS day!
Awesome poem!

Some nights I just wish I wouldn't dream. I wish I could shut off my brain at night.

Creative Junkie said...

I agree with Astrid ... sometimes, I just wish my brain would just STOP IT when I'm sleeping. My dreams can be so detailed and so real ... it makes me feel almost scared to fall asleep!

jubilee said...

The Calm One just shakes his head whenever I start to tell him one of my dreams. I think it's a cross between exasperation and amusement.
Happy SITS day.

kalea_kane said...

Excellent poem! Have a wonderful Monday.

Brandy said...

What a great poem! I dream every night, although I don't always remember the entire thing, it is EVERY freakin' night.

Karen said...

One of my psychology professors said that dreams are like our mind taking the previous day's experiences and trying to file them alphabetically, chronologically, topically, logically, in our mental filing cabinet but sometimes accidentally filing "mom" with "airplane" so we have a dream about our mom being a pilot, or dumping out a whole drawer accidentally, so that we have a dream about the president being an elf and visiting for Sunday dinner, or filing one of our memories right next to our amygdala (stress center of the brain), so that we end up with a dream about badgers attacking us in our sleeping bag on a camping trip. So to answer the question in your poem's last line, that professor would say that in dreams your life would be mostly orderly but sometimes insane. I know it is a rhetorical question and you didn't really want an answer. :)

Preston said...

Cool poem. I think dreams are better left as dreams--just outlets for us to release the stress of the day. :)
Happy SITS day to you!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Life would be very odd if we lived in our dreams, I think... Probably more scream than perfection.

Vickie said...

That is such a good poem!!

With me, I think I would be more scream than dream.

Brittany said...

What a great poem. And congratulations on your weight loss.

Kelly Deneen said...

Great poem! I hope your SITS day is fabulous. :)

ScrappinAway said...

I think if I lived my dreams that I would be speechless, because I have some weird, I do mean weird ones!

hellosweetworld said...

It definately makes you think. And i also have really, colorful weird dreams so if i lived them, it might be kinda a colorful reality for me!

Thrifty and Chic Mom said...

definitley something to ponder would I want to live in my dream? Not usually I have weird dreams.

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Great poem. I really challenges us to think about dreams and what they mean. Great work, SITSTA!

texasdaisey said...

great poem.
Debbie

mommytoalot said...

I love poetry
and that is a great poem!

Joy said...

Interesting thoughts. I dreamed about Chris Isaak last night. What does that say about me? ;o)

Erin said...

A thought provoking poem. I have really really weird dreams sometimes, I don't think I'd want to live in my dreams.

jsprik said...

thought provoking!! since my son died (killed in an auto accident nov. 5, 2004) i don't remember my dreams. the first few seconds after i wake up i sometimes remember i was dreaming and then as i wake up the memory fades????? it's relly strange. this happens with good and bad dreams equally?? sometimes i wake up out of breath and sweating but don't remember dreaming at all??

Cammie said...

great poem!

Jennifer P. said...

well--first of all WOW! AMAZING! Congratulations on your huge life-changing weight loss! You look just plain happy!

second, hello from SITS!

and third--loved your poem. It's very hard to write in prose and you pulled it off!

I don't think I'd want to live in my dreams. Some pretty strange stuff goes on in those. My daydreams maybe....but not the stuff my brain thinks up at night :)!

Have a great SITS day!

Elizabeth M Thompson said...

I enjoyed your poetic look at dreams. It's funny that God gave us dreams--I guess our brains are working overtime trying to figure out our world and our relationships and make sense of it all.

Katie said...

That's an interesting thought!

Melinda said...

Wow! Nice poem.

Amy said...

I have strange, wierd and stupid dreams, so I will take real life any day. ALthough some of those days are pretty scary too :D

angie said...

I think I dream everynight, and I am glad they are just dreams!

Great poem!

Patrice said...

Wow... beautiful poem! Very thoughtful and thought provoking!

Congrats on being the featured SITSta that's awesome!

Dream Girl said...

Ah, the questions of life. Sometimes I wish I could stay inside my dreams forever... like when it's a purely magnificent one, or it features a long lost love, like my Grandmother or my father or the boy that got away... but, inevitably, we wake. & while sad at the snatching away of such sights, were it a nightmare I was having... I'd be glad to find it but a vision behind closed eyes =] Nice writing!

Jen said...

I wish I had the talent to write poetry. My MIL writes poems about everything...so I hope she rubs this off on my daughter...she babysits her every day. They have a little "verse" (as she calls it) about everything...even the ceiling fan! :)

Stesha said...

that wa such a nice poem.

Eudea-Mamia said...

I miss dreams! I guess I should say I miss remembering my dreams. Honest, I've only had a handful since becoming a mom 6 years ago.

Must have something to do with not getting that much sleep!

Wonderful poem. Congrats on being Saucy! Em

Blue Castle said...

What a great poem. Thank you for sharing it.

WheresMyAngels said...

My 4 year old cracks me up. She is always saying "I'm going to put that into my next dream" If she has a nightmare, she is sure to tell me that she didn't "put" the bad stuff in it.

Carina said...

Beautiful. I loved the dilemma of the final line.

Irene said...

Love that poem! Happy SITS day to you.

Zen Ventures said...

Poems they say is our outlet for our true emotions and the best thing about it is that when it's finally weaved into a poem, it becomes an inspiration for us to ponder on. Yours is inspiring.

Michelle said...

What a simple and elegant expression!

Melissa Lester said...

I have always been fascinated by dreams and what they might mean about our subconscious thoughts.

mrsbear said...

My dreams are usually pretty strange and jumbled, I don't put too much stock in them, although they can be pretty interesting. Happy SITS feature!

Kelli @ writing the waves said...

What talent! Such a great description and beautiful rhyme scheme. Loved it.

mrsmouthy said...

Remember the movie Flatliners? I would be stuck in a nightmare like that if my dreams were real. Not a night goes by without a handful of nightmares.

Kristy said...

what a great post! Happy SITS day SITSta!

CoffeeJitters.Net (Judy Haley) said...

dreams can really mess with your head

great poem

Rachael said...

Great poem, happy SITS day!