A different kind of Sea

Submitted by Keziah Frye on Tue, 06/05/2018 - 17:26

Riding on a sea of dreams,
reality ready to burst, at its seams.
Bending the world to our minds,
discovering new places, species, and kinds.

Riding on a sea of waves,
a seagull that screeches, squawks, and raves.
Dolphins that together jump and play,
While whales moan and groan all the long day.

Riding on a sea of sand,
dividing the world between water and land.
Creatures scuttering 'cross the small white grains,
while sea lions bask with their non-existent manes.

I Wake

Submitted by Damaris Ann on Fri, 05/26/2017 - 17:52

Fingers slide; gently gliding
And touching to feel
My name below the title
My dream came true, this book I'm holding
Yeah my dreams came true

I wake
It wasn't even true
No, what I told you
Never came true

He held me in his arms
And I melted inside his heart
One together, only one forever, yes, with you
I cried with happy tears

I wake
It wasn't even true
No, what I told you
Never came true

Insomnia (a song without a tune)

Submitted by Damaris Ann on Mon, 10/31/2016 - 15:46

Crickets and fans sound in my ear
I wait for dawn's rays to appear
But pain cannot be kept at bay
I try to push the fog away
And onwards through the haze I see
That sleep may make its way to me

Don't leave me, no
Don't let me be
You cannot judge
What you can't see

And then the beast draws near again
Insomnia is labeled "sin"
It's dreaded force to me denies
Blessed sleep and still it decries
That I must be awake at night
While rest is scared away by sight


Submitted by little woman on Sun, 03/17/2013 - 20:53

lying on the floor
staring at the space
below the door
wanting to go numb
wishing I could close my eyes
and this day would be done
wanting to sleep
in a dark room
and live in my dreams
or else
float away
to somewhere warm and hazy
somewhere numb
I don't want to feel
but maybe
the sun will rise tomorrow
the world will be clear and bright
and I will be glad that I am not numb

Dream on a Winter Afternoon

Submitted by Hannah W. on Fri, 12/28/2012 - 04:50

I had a dream that we were walking
down riverbanks of ice.
My feet were slipping.
The snow had drifted high.

Then I woke and I'd been sleeping
underneath the deep snow
deep beneath the white snow
buried in the sweet snow
up to my chin.

Then I woke and it was just the blankets,
warm and home, in bed.

I listened to the songs left over from the summer,
from when I was at the sea:
all those songs I had in my head
back then.

And I can't decide, sometimes
if I would rather be here, or there--


Submitted by little woman on Wed, 12/19/2012 - 06:11

a solitary tear glides down my cheek
the emblem of a night's bad dream
saltysweet i lie awake
realizing it was just a dream
just a dream my frenzied thoughts rest
i close my eyes and try to sleep
try to sleep though nightmares still creep
ready to pounce when i'm awake
yet when i sleep my dreams are free
free of fear and tears that glide
glide down my cheek though dreams be proved false
and so i sleep with peaceful dreams in me
nightmares fading only to be a faint belief


Submitted by Hannah W. on Thu, 03/29/2012 - 19:03

she was a girl in a forest with no trees
he was a boy of fire and blind belief.
it was Chicago, planes flew overhead
now she's in bed
fast asleep.

and who will wake her from her dreams?
who dares disturb her restless peace?
everything he knows blazing wild to ash
flames won't catch
eyes won't meet.

in constant noise, she does not speak
through clouds of smoke, he cannot see.
she takes her bitter pills to swallow
forget those hollow

Dream Dust

Submitted by paperpoet on Sun, 06/13/2010 - 03:57

Goodnight little ones
Lay down in your beds
We’ll sprinkle some dream dust
Under your heads
Shake it over your pillows
And under your cover
Sink into sleep
A new world to discover
While the moon shines
Sleep and dream on
Wait till the dream dust
Wears off at dawn


Submitted by Keri on Thu, 05/06/2010 - 15:02

Awake, my dear, awake

The morning you must take

You must fight the unknown fears

That have haunted all for years


As you lie there in bed

People tremble in dread

Only you can help

Beat  pain like a whelp


You have lived your life in comfort

You must do what you were born for

So rise from you sleep

Let your sword cut deep


I know you dream deep dreams

Void of any screams

But you must hear terror today

As the wickedness you slay