Awake in Dreaming

I awake, into my dream
I climb out into the nostalgic sunlight, golden and warm on my skin
This is a hidden memory, one from the future
The red walls, serene and academic
The faint chatter of hungry minds in the faraway distance
I know this place, yet I’ve never been here
This is yours, your past and I am intruding, but its not my choice
And as everyone flows around me, I walk in a daze
Two teams are playing, a ball bouncing up and down and up,
Impossibly, on a hill, and one team is in blue, I remember
I wander on into a parking lot, empty and bare and suddenly I am afraid, alone
I find my way out, rushing back to the warm sun, the chatter, the crowd
And separated by a screen, I touch your fingers and whisper
I tell you what plagues my mind
I apologise
I know people are watching but I also know,
with regret, that this is just a dream
and you smile, nod, and understand
and as I’m pulled against my will away from my reverie
we are walking side by side into a dim future
and I awake, into the dullness of reality

Holding hands by ~homarte

Categories: Abstract, poetry


  • Sunglasses

    Based on an actual dream…?

    Haha i spent 10 minutes trying to think of somethign profound and deep to say… but i’m no poet.

    I’ve had dreams that have been hard to wake up from. I try to go back to sleep to return to them, but that never works.

  • Hiba

    Love it! It is so dreamy, the whole focus is on the girl, and everything around her seems so distant.. very clearly depicted.

    “This is a hidden memory.. one from the future” -love that bit, and it reminds me a lot of The Time Traveller’s Wife :).

    Seems very real.

  • shockresistant7

    sunglasses – yes, based on an actual dream. details left out though, i think the piece called for vagueness. maybe.

    hiba – thanks hibzy~! you should tell my mom that though, she thinks i have the weirdest and most pointless dreams haha

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *