Eugi’s weekly prompt: Dreamcatcher

I wrote this way back in May 2016, and reposting the verse again in response to
Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Dreamcatcher.
You can join in too hereWhat if a dream is a memory?
Something fleeting, elusive and shy,
A moment in time, lost deep in the mind,
A sad and lonely disjointed goodbye.

What if the memory was but a dream,
An unfulfilled wish, a secret so strong,
Captured, then released on the wind
Realising in this life it didn’t belong.
Catching a dream, recalling a thought,
Retaining the memory, try to hold it close
To feel it slip away, untouchable, untouched,
To have, or have not, which hurts the most.
What if the dream is a reality,
Events and loved ones that pass year after year,
The memory recalled and time vanishes,
Voices and conversations you alone can hear.
Dream Catcher, Guardian of Wishes,
Casting rainbows of glitter that dance in the sun,
Cherish the sweet pastures of innocent times
And the musings of someone once young.

Memories, or dreams, a mix perhaps of both,
Caught in a spiral of intricate webbing and design,
Reflecting dreamlike memories of a lifetime ago,
The lifetime I believe was once mine.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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16 Responses to Eugi’s weekly prompt: Dreamcatcher

  1. Sadje says:

    Beautiful and poignant poem Di.

  2. Jen Goldie says:

    So beautifully written! 💜

  3. willowdot21 says:

    This a beautiful poem 💜

  4. -Eugenia says:

    This is a beautiful poem and a lovely tribute to your Mum. We have a beautiful dreamcatcher (from somewhere in my hubby’s past) and he has no idea where it came from. The other day he found a dreamcatcher made of leather in a parking lot, which he brought home. The feather came loose, but I was surprised it was intact since it is rather delicate. Thank you so much for joining in.

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  6. Carol anne says:

    wow Di thats beautiful! Very nicely done! ❤

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