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When I Sleep MAG

February 9, 2010
By sydney_hope GOLD, Round Rock, Texas
sydney_hope GOLD, Round Rock, Texas
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And when I sleep, I dream of spinning
because that's all my head ever does

of swinging on swingsets and carousel horses

and of fences and dried grass that looks of
gold and autumn

of midnight escapades down the bayou, the
night a mask of day

of lying on trampolines
of fire furnaces

and of you in the mornings
and the words you don't have to say

The author's comments:
I really miss my home right now, and this poem has a little bit of everything about it.

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This article has 7 comments.

on Dec. 26 2014 at 2:16 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

wow, the ending was amazing!

on Aug. 29 2010 at 8:24 pm
BeautifulXWallflower PLATINUM, Wyoming, Michigan
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I LOVE this. It's SO good. This describes pretty much exactly how I feel right now.

on Aug. 29 2010 at 7:00 pm
meganwagner21 PLATINUM, Old Bridge, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes good things have to fall apart so better things can fall together." -Marilyn Monroe
"Nobody can go back and make a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." -Maria Robinson

amazing poem. i like the concept of circles & the verses themselves kinda came in full circle as well. very well done!

amaranth178 said...
on Jul. 1 2010 at 11:28 pm
amaranth178, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Every line, read individually, paints a picture in my head. I love when a poet can do that :D This is well-written and is very interesting

on Jun. 6 2010 at 12:05 pm
StormyxD SILVER, Winter Park, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Late at night my mind would come alive with voices and stories and friends as dear to me as any in the real world. I gave myself up to it, longing for transformation." - Jo March, Little Women

This poem is special. (:

on May. 15 2010 at 8:00 pm
sydney_hope GOLD, Round Rock, Texas
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Awwww, thank you!!

on May. 15 2010 at 8:29 am
.Escape.From.This.Afterlife. GOLD, Short Hills, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"bad blood is more satisfying to spill across the floor..."

I really liked this. :D 5 stars!