only a dream


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    only a dream

    I dreamed of you last night
    in bed with you while the rain pounded the roof overhead
    and drizzled down the window panes
    in dim early morning light
    you cradled me, tight against you
    the hard naked length of you
    heated against me
    your breath in my hair
    as you gently stroke me
    the dark, my dark rises up
    even in this place and time
    where contentment should abound
    I wish to remove my mask
    lay it down on your bedside table
    and let all these tumultuous tears fall
    but you understand, this needed catharsis
    and your strong hands stroke my shoulders
    and down my arms
    then encircle me, rough and tight
    you hold me to you
    as I exhale a ragged moan
    and finally release all these years
    of lonely excoriating imprisoned drops
    of liquified heartbreak
    turn me towards you and let me weep in your arms
    you understand, and I love you for it
    your fingers on my chin
    you  lift my head and as our eyes meet
    mine brimming, red-rimmed
    your so full of unexpected compassion
    your mouth descends
    and I belong here, surrendered
    purged and finally,
    accepted and whole.
    I dreamed of you last night.

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    DeepEclipse commented on only a dream


    "lonely excoriating imprisoned drops of liquified heartbreak" Stunning show of skill. Even when surrendering yourself you do so with high confidence. How we all wish to be accepted. Something so simple, yet sometimes so far out of reach...

    RHPeat commented on only a dream


    A very nicely written passionate poem. I think however, you want (You're so full) near the closing lines. (these years)? or (those years)? I like the strong sentiment of caring in the poem. It is shown wonderfully.

    StandingBear commented on only a dream


    A wonderful dream you've had with love and compassion. "Your breath in my hair as you gently stroke me" Great line, great write. 9

    Hampton commented on only a dream


    A masterly wordsmithed creation of a dream lived and remembered with great passion woven throughout.

    travisd76 commented on only a dream


    I think we all feel this way and yearn for and dream of someone who understands us, heart and soul. Someone we can share our deepest and darkest thoughts with. Personally I could do without his hard naked length heated against me. : ) But to each his own. Beautifully written.



    ahwww...come on travis, there's a lot to be said for long, heated lengths :)

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