Only A Dream


Only A Dream
She stands there
her laugh echoes in the autumn woods
I run to catch her
As I call out, "Mother!", I realize
that no matter how fast I go
she will always be too far away

It is only a dream 
yet here I am
I beg for her to come back
It is only a memory
yet I yearn to re-make it

I won't give up
I will get her back, I'm desperate
I lose her to the darkness
It closes in around me
yet I refuse to give in-
to lose hope.

It is only a dream
yet I still move as if it is real
It is only a memory
but I won't let go

It is only a dream
and it restarts
She stands there with a glorious smile
I've made it!

We laugh and hug
we cry while we rejoice happily
It is only a dream

She slips out of my grasps
" Mother!?!?!" I cry
The woods surround me again

I see her in front of me
a ghost of a smile tugs at her lips
A tear trickles down my face
and in a heartbeat I chase her.

It is only a dream
yet I run
It is only a memory
yet I yearn to relive it

I will not give up
I will not give in to the pain
I will have her in my arms again
for she is my mother

It is only a dream
Only a mere memory.

She laughs her wind-chime laugh
and I my sad one

It is only a dream
Only a dream.

  • Author: Cynthia Whittaker (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 8th, 2018 17:32
  • Comment from author about the poem: This is a poem I wrote when I was first placed in foster care. This poem tells how I dream of being with my mom again and how she was ripped from me. This poem is dear to me.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 49


  • Tony36

    Well written and expressed

    • Cynthia

      Thank you!

      • Tony36


      • Shakerite

        Very poignant account. Touching

        • Cynthia

          I think that's a good thing? xD thank you!

        • Suyianka Dennis

          Wonderfully written. Emotional.

          • Cynthia

            Thank you!

          • Cynthia

            Everyone's feedback and comments mean the world to me so thank you all!

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