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Calling All Creative Minds/Poets to a poetic collaboration – “When Dreams Fade Away”

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image copyright neha 2016

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Hello Everyone,

A thought of another collaboration has been on my mind for a while. It is not intended to be as intense as the “PoetsForPeace” Collaboration but more so like my previous collaboration, “Writing Letters by The Moon Light“.  I hope you all let your hearts speak as you join in this effort.  Please add all your poems in the comment section!  I will add all contributions in the order they come in different colors and for this time I will list the contributor directly below the contribution. All are welcome as long as you keep it clean and are not hateful or disrespectful towards anyone else ( which I don’t foresee happening with this topic; however, the decision to add will be at my discretion). I will try to update the collaboration once a week and it will be open until November 30, 2016.  Also, only new poems will be accepted in this collaboration so get inspired by the topic and use the words and picture as your guide. :)I will start it off and I hope you will join me into making this another beautiful piece of collaborative poetry! Thank you all! ❤

 

When the tears stop talking
and your heart lay still
in that fleeting moment,
when dreams fade away…

poem copyright Neha 2016 (forgottenmeadows.wordpress.com)

 

I cried in the middle of the garden
not one bird would come and sing a song
all that was left was a bare branch
I felt a chill in my bones
I heard my heart shattered
and the world seemed black
when you left me
fade away
our dreams
gone

(c) ladyleemanila 2016 (ladyleemanila.wordpress.com)

 

Dreams Fade Away

Remembering you and me,
remembering when love was new.
The days we drifted through together,
until your love for me had flown.
It was nothing I had done or said,
it was just that your love was not true.
So sadly I let you go away
and with you –
all the dreams we dared to dream –
simply just faded away.

Copyright R.Raisters
10/22/2016 (yamarella.wordpress.com)

 

Canopy

Serenade me with your smile whilst I drown
in unkempt autumn, wondrous and wild. Read to me
from tomes with dusted jackets and aching spines
while sepia images with feathered edges flicker
through my mind as you wrap me in your world.

Cry for me a river but only so I can bathe among
the lilies festooned on its brow; I will soothe the ripples
till you are at peace again, and when you warm
my shivering skin by awakening faded dreams,
will you wrap me in your world?

copyright Anita Lubesh 2016 (writingasitcomes.wordpress.com)

 

When dreams fade away at dawn
then the truth will shine
and the night become day
so hold that dream
and one day it will be
reality…

copyright Maureen Sudlow (kiwissoar.wordpress.com)

 

I am adrift
on a dry, featureless sea,
under a starless night sky
floats a generic me.
Surrounded by the endless sands,
The ifs, the buts, the ampersands.
Another foray into this bleak tableau,
this desert of my unconscious,
that I never know.
Would that I had never dreamed,
nor ever have closed my eyes.
Each morning I awake unchanged
uncertain I am sane.
Before I ever dared to dream
of you and I, in days gone by.
Nightmares now they seem.
Suspended from a single thread,
about my neck, about my head.
To hang above the tearstained pillow,
twisting while I lethargically I billow.
Lips, a silent moue, eyelids twitching,
victim of small death’s bewitching.
Sewn, a shroud of my own making,
wishful thinking, no less breathtaking.
Naked here upon the bier.
Each night I am lied to, and the liar,
the shadow, and that which cast me,
on the wall of the cave,
when my dreams fade.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved M. Zane McClellan (thepoetrychannel.wordpress.com)

 

As dreams fade away
heart slips back to sleep
surrendering the day to mind
a time to plan, sort and act
but heart is patient and kind
waiting for the still of night
to ride the universe of stars
planting seeds of love

copyright Brad (writingtofreedom.wordpress.com)

 

A word, a phrase,
And suddenly the moon hides
Behind a cloud.
It says “Come! Fall with Me!”
My tide moves out
I stay on the beach,
Searching the scour for
Something permanent.
“No,” I reply.
“I’m too busy to drown today.”

copyright@ explorethetempest.wordpress.com

 

Gem collector

Night flies down, as if the sun forgot the pace and ran from this sky in such haste as to forget her jewels, left them dotting the indigo fabric. She was pursued by the moon, who sits with his diamond purse, sweeping up and laughing at his temporary good luck.

copyright@ explorethetempest.wordpress.com

 

fading dreams

was a time when dreams
meant potential
meant hope
held
a promise
of future plans
and a brighter tomorrow

but years grow shorter
potential fades
even hope
dims
and dreams
are more about
what might have been

Copyright Ken Gierke 2016 (rivrvlogr.wordpress.com)

 

We watch sand ripples,
secret windblown messages,
all lost at high tide.
And when the tide ebbs, seashells,
pebbles gleam, where once we walked.

Copyright Jane Dougherty (janedougherty.wordpress.com)

 

Dream within a Dream, Fading

despite the distance
separating us
within a dream
I hold you close
in a dream

dream and dream fading
like a last wisp of fog
I feel you stir
as I hold you close
that distance behind us

Copyright Ken Gierke 2016 (rivrvlogr.wordpress.com)

 

Now I Lay Me Down To Dream

The light filters through
As the leaves gently roll to the ground
The time for harvest
The time to prepare for the season of hibernation
The long sleep of winter is beckoning
Drawing near
Now I lay me down to dream
Dream of all that is possible
Dream of all that is good
Creation

copyright Lorrie Bowden 2016 (lorriebowden.wordpress.com)

 

Clouds collect, then go astray

They have no time to stop and play

I close my eyes and wonder why

Breathing out, an endless sigh

Of darkness, overtaking thought

Leaving me somber, silently fraught

As nighttime, void of color, stays

I lose myself, when dreams fade away

©2016 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved (dorindaduclos.com)

 

Shapes of Memories in the Singing Breeze,
Forgotten moments of Yesterday Sighing
As Time unravels in Harmonious Splendour,
Fragments of Intrepidity are flying
Upon the Silken Majesty
Of Russet Autumn turning the page,
Whispers of Unspoken Dreams
Like leaves, once Verdant, fall as they fade.
~Morgan~
https://booknvolume.com/

 

When dreams fade away
My mind will quickly pray
My heart will seek my creator
Asking to feel his grace today

For I need his spirit near
To gently erase my fears
To plant within a new joy
With a renewal, i can employ

In me, an emptiness now exists
Which colors my world gray
I now need lord your sweet blessing
To renew my life-light today.

For only you have the power
To heal my heart today
So please hear my faithful prayer
Bringing an inspiring joy to stay.

copyright 2016 Wendell A. Brown (wherewordsdailycomealive.wordpress.com)

 

If they’re not watered

Dreams wither & die if they’re not watered daily
& like blue skies they’ll turn quite unsavoury.

If you don’t have, keep a little glint of sunlight
Back for a rainy day, life becomes a mudslide.

& melancholy a never ending, monsoon
Sodden hearted in a badly, tailored, consume.

Dreams sadly fade & self-doubt grows it denigrates
It destroys our faith & belief. It infiltrates-

Our very core till we all fear frankly to fall.
Fall, get backup we must if we’re to walk, not crawl.

Dreamers rise to the occasion they don’t give in.
Unlike me & others, they carry on & win.

It’s only by force of root that a seedling grows
Creates a stem; sturdy enough to hold the rose.

© 2016 Mark Heathcote

 

A squirrel’s dream

Do squirrel’s dream, it isn’t observed…
But I bet all those nerves & sinews twitch
As it leaps & bounds to its stash—reserved
With its red tail like some, broom of a witch.

Airborne through the forest, unmatched
A squirrel’s dream, what might it be, let’s guess
I guesstimate it won’t be anything abstract
It’s feasible to assume and acquiesce

That in all likelihood it’ll be food orientated
A hoard of chestnuts a cache of gold acorns
A stockpile of hazelnuts newly expiated.
Larders restocked stolen from its neighbours.

In all likelihood it’ll have nightmares also…
Just as we do, only they’ll be about the red fox
Chewing down on its ribs, eating its torso
In all likelihood, it’s just a normal paradox.

© 2016 Mark Heathcote

 

AUTUMN

In tree branches
rustle of leaves
definition of fall
soft landing
under my soles
secretly played game
grayish, foggy
October morning
prompts smile
anticipation
of fiery April
resurrection

philosophy of leaves
exegesis
harmony
purpose

copright 2016 Manolis Aligizakis (http://www.authormanolis.wordpress.com)

 

When dreams fade away
Eyes that once saw beauty in everything.
Once strong legs lost the want to run.
Man who held great dreams, now want and need less.
The dreamer is hidden away.
Sane and logical life stole away the wishes and the hope of my youth.
When the dreams fade away and you become just enough.
What did we become?

copyright John Coyote 2016 (johncoyote.wordpress.com)

 

young lusts burn,
tables turn.
politicians lie,
humans die.
money made,
old dreams fade.
rush, time will –
but love is still.

copyright 2016 (loislinks.wordpress.com)

 

Dreams are hope
Woven into a tale
Wherein we dwell
At the silken center
Of a magical web
Of charming stories
Spun into life among
The beauty of wildflowers
And sweet fruit of sturdy trees
Or the green and silver grasses
And high sheltering bulrushes
That cover the slopes and meadows
And edge the lapping waters
Along the shores
Of our lives.
Dreams lend us wings
To soar into the future;
Then the world turns
And we drift down to earth
Finding ourselves nothing
But body and bone
As dreams fade away.

Written by Margaret Mair (https://mairimages.wordpress.com/)

 

When I, at last,
Open my eyes to the brilliance
Of forever,
No more to toil, to weep
No restless sleep.
When pain is but a memory
Soon snuffed by blissful peace
And low within the bosom
Of Earth doth my weary shell
At last find repose.
Do not weep for me
Nor lament what might have been,
For joy is found in freedom
From these wordly chains,
the nightmare of struggle ends
When dreams fade away….

by Cheryl KP (tropicalaffair.wordpress.com)

 

When dreams fade away,
may the sweet taste of hope remain.

2 Nov 2016 Patti Hall (https://1writeplace.com/)

 

When you left me

all those years ago

against your will

and surely against mine,

the dreams in my young heart

faded slowly

into mere echos

of another lifetime.

Four decades later,

after years of doubt

and darkness,

a speck of dream

survived

asleep so deep

it barely breathed.

When the time came

that you found me again,

and you kissed me

by the river at sunset,

and I smelled your neck

just below your ear,

the dream awakened.

Sparks flew because we knew

the dream was more than just alive

and more than just a dream.

By JoAnne Silvia (joannaoftheforest.wordpress.com)

 

WHEN DREAMS FADE AWAY

In the deep sediment of my mind
some long-dormant fragment of memory
has been inadvertently twitched

When dreams fade away
and night segues into day
I try to grasp it but it slips away

It lingers in the mind, unbidden
between and betwixt, drawing my attention
a thin tape whirring in my mind’s recorder

By Sofia Kioroglou, (sofiakioroglou.wordpress.com)

 

When the dream fades away
I wake to reality,
Hearing you breathe in the stillness
The necessity of sleep
Both a grief
And a gift;
The time we have lost
And your warmth
To wake me.

By Sue Vincent (scvincent.wordpress.com)

 

To Windows and Dreams

The end of the day
when the body rests in harmonious partnership with comfort
an oxymoron to uncertainty, the human will relive
its subconscious babble in the dream.
how many manifestations of destiny exist behind windows
when life is about choice and time is about limits
bury the rest in clay of different colors
body from the Earth, mind from the Divine
peering through the windows of what is lost
the sight of mounds and mounds I sleep.

I sleep now feeling weighed upon by all I have lost to the ego.
There are dreams to be had—in tonight’s I’ll be flying.

By Kate Houck (https://katehouck3.wordpress.com/2016/10/13/to-windows-and-dreams/)

 

“Map to Yesterday”

Map to Yesterday

Painted with rain on south wind’s

Sunset whisper-wings

Lost to orchid twilight time

When I was young, you yet lived

~

I remember this

All roads led back to you, Love

My heart at your feet

~

Sandcastle dreams drowned

Palm fronds hid me from your view

Garland of mourning

Fragrant as today’s mem’ries

Teal waves cresting, white-lace-trimmed

~

Snow falls on harvest

Apples, drifting like sugar

My grief still tastes sweet

~

Copyright Delyn Merce, 2016 (stuttersteppingheart.wordpress.com)

 

Light of the Future

The night my dreams faded away
My fellow citizens mourned with me.
Our hope for a new beginning
Quickly turned into shock and dismay.
The ground broke open
And took us in.
The light of the future
Is still shining if we keep our
Eyes and hearts open,
For we cannot afford to abandon
Our dreams to make
This world better for our
Children and theirs.

(c) 2016 Robin Baldwin
(rbaldwin0204.wordpress.com)

 

When dreams fade away
I can no longer make you stay
I retreat to the cavernous room
There I relinquish my dreams
You do not exist
My imagination created you
A dream within a dream
Dreams made you real
In the shadow of this room
Crumpled remnants of my dreams
Unaccomplished
Unlived
Dreams that never were
Fabrication of needs or wants
Taking away the reality of life
To forget for a moment
Dreams where you exists
Catching my attention from the now
Holding me prisoner to the dream
Until the bubble evaporates
In nothingness
To dream
Manifesting a dream
The moment is lived
Life in the now
You do exist
Though I could not see
For the dream blinded me

Hélène Vaillant (Mother Willow) ©

https://helenevaillant.com/

 

When it all fades to black

Like the end of a motion picture,

Despair morphing into a beast

Looking to take control

Distorting my peripheral vision

Chewing a bigger fraction of my pie chart

I, in turn

Hunt like a blood hound

For what is rightfully mine,

I grip the collar of my dreams

Put them on a leash even,

Making them recite my name

Till they realize they are not aligned

With anything or anyone except me

In a world as cruel as ours,

When fighting for the good of others

Vying for justice

Gentleness can only last so long.

– Original-Dante ©2016 (originaldante.wordpress.com)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: forgottenmeadows

I am a dreamer and a writer who loves to ponder on the words of the soul.

143 thoughts on “Calling All Creative Minds/Poets to a poetic collaboration – “When Dreams Fade Away”

  1. Pingback: When dreams fade away – ladyleemanila

    • Thank you so much will you please add your poem in the comment section 🙂 So I can keep track of everyone in one place…btw your poem is beautiful! I will add soon once it is in the comment section 🙂 Thank you!

  2. I cried in the middle of the garden
    not one bird would come and sing a song
    all that was left was a bare branch
    I felt a chill in my bones
    I heard my heart shattered
    and the world seemed black
    when you left me
    fade away
    our dreams
    gone

    (c) ladyleemanila 2016

  3. Rest On Eternities’ Nap

    The night precipitates
    I shall sleep endless dreams
    I shall live—die, pupate
    And, perpetuate
    Velvet winged like butterflies.

    I shall offspring forth – leap!
    Amid “His” nectar fields of stars
    There shall “I” rest on eternities’ nap
    And be as if time
    Had, never invented me.

    © 2013 Mark Heathcote

  4. Dreams Fade Away

    Remembering you and me,
    remembering when love was new.
    The days we drifted through together,
    until your love for me had flown.
    It was nothing I had done or said,
    it was just that your love was not true.
    So sadly I let you go away
    and with you –
    all the dreams we dared to dream –
    simply just faded away.

    Copyright R.Raisters
    10/22/2016

  5. Hope, gardens every whisper

    Hope, gardens every whisper
    Ever thought thoughtful flowers
    A brocade of desire
    Like dew-fall, they are there to wander
    The landscape of your dreams
    To filter down and replenish
    Every fallen mulched leaf – thereafter
    Every jasmine flower is a stargazer
    White and pure in the now and hereafter
    Hope, gardens eternal
    Just listen to the children’s laughter
    Their sudden mist of tears may fall
    But search what happens after
    Their limbs move gentler than the rain
    When they in your arms are renewed
    With your love again
    Hope, gardens every whisper
    To a rainbows end, we all must surrender
    Tender as roots; heads up seeking the stars of heaven.

    © 2012 Mark Heathcote

  6. Some very beautiful poems for a beautiful idea. Nice verse also, Neha.

  7. When dreams fade away at dawn
    then the truth will shine
    and the night become day
    so hold that dream
    and one day it will be
    reality…

  8. Neha, your poem is beautiful.

  9. I am adrift
    on a dry, featureless sea,
    under a starless night sky
    floats a generic me.
    Surrounded by the endless sands,
    The ifs, the buts, the ampersands.
    Another foray into this bleak tableau,
    this desert of my unconscious,
    that I never know.
    Would that I had never dreamed,
    nor ever have closed my eyes.
    Each morning I awake unchanged
    uncertain I am sane.
    Before I ever dared to dream
    of you and I, in days gone by.
    Nightmares now they seem.
    Suspended from a single thread,
    about my neck, about my head.
    To hang above the tearstained pillow,
    twisting while I lethargically I billow.
    Lips, a silent moue, eyelids twitching,
    victim of small death’s bewitching.
    Sewn, a shroud of my own making,
    wishful thinking, no less breathtaking.
    Naked here upon the bier.
    Each night I am lied to, and the liar,
    the shadow, and that which cast me,
    on the wall of the cave,
    when my dreams fade.

    M. Zane McClellan

    Copyright © 2016
    All rights reserved

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  11. As dreams fade away
    heart slips back to sleep
    surrendering the day to mind
    a time to plan, sort and act
    but heart is patient and kind
    waiting for the still of night
    to ride the universe of stars
    planting seeds of love

  12. A word, a phrase,
    And suddenly the moon hides
    Behind a cloud.
    It says “Come! Fall with Me!”
    My tide moves out
    I stay on the beach,
    Searching the scour for
    Something permanent.
    “No,” I reply.
    “I’m too busy to drown today.”

  13. Gem collector

    Night flies down, as if the sun forgot the pace and ran from this sky in such haste as to forget her jewels, left them dotting the indigo fabric. She was pursued by the moon, who sits with his diamond purse, sweeping up and laughing at his temporary good luck.

  14. Your poem and the picture touched my heart deeply, Neha. Wishing you a week filled with inspiration and beauty. ❤

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  16. fading dreams

    was a time when dreams
    meant potential
    meant hope
    held
    a promise
    of future plans
    and a brighter tomorrow

    but years grow shorter
    potential fades
    even hope
    dims
    and dreams
    are more about
    what might have been

    Copywrite Ken Gierke 2016 (rivrvlogr.wordpress.com)

  17. We watch sand ripples,
    secret windblown messages,
    all lost at high tide.
    And when the tide ebbs, seashells,
    pebbles gleam, where once we walked.

  18. Pingback: ‘When dreams fade away’ – Jane Dougherty Writes

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  20. Dream within a Dream, Fading

    despite the distance
    separating us
    within a dream
    I hold you close
    in a dream

    dream and dream fading
    like a last wisp of fog
    I feel you stir
    as I hold you close
    that distance behind us

    Copywrite Ken Gierke 2016 (rivrvlogr.wordpress.com)

  21. Now I Lay Me Down To Dream

    The light filters through
    As the leaves gently roll to the ground
    The time for harvest
    The time to prepare for the season of hibernation
    The long sleep of winter is beckoning
    Drawing near
    Now I lay me down to dream
    Dream of all that is possible
    Dream of all that is good
    Creation

    Much love, Neha!

  22. Clouds collect, then go astray

    They have no time to stop and play

    I close my eyes and wonder why

    Breathing out, an endless sigh

    Of darkness, overtaking thought

    Leaving me somber, silently fraught

    As nighttime, void of color, stays

    I lose myself, when dreams fade away

    ©2016 Dorinda Duclos All Rights Reserved ( dorindaduclos.com)

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  24. Thank you for another Marvelous Opportunity Neha 🙂 Here is my contribution

    Shapes of Memories in the Singing Breeze,
    Forgotten moments of Yesterday Sighing
    As Time unravels in Harmonious Splendour,
    Fragments of Intrepidity are flying
    Upon the Silken Majesty
    Of Russet Autumn turning the page,
    Whispers of Unspoken Dreams
    Like leaves, once Verdant, fall as they fade.
    ~Morgan~
    https://booknvolume.com/

  25. Pingback: When Dreams Fade Away – #poetry #collaboration | Dorinda Duclos - Night Owl Poetry

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  27. When dreams fade away
    My mind will quickly pray
    My heart will seek my creator
    Asking to feel his grace today

    For I need his spirit near
    To gently erase my fears
    To plant within a new joy
    With a renewal, i can employ

    In me, an emptiness now exists
    Which colors my world gray
    I now need lord your sweet blessing
    To renew my life-light today.

    For only you have the power
    To heal my heart today
    So please hear my faithful prayer
    Bringing an inspiring joy to stay.

    Neha, always love what you share my sister, God bless!

  28. Neha, the poem I share was written just from what your words drew from spirit! I always get the inspired by his spirits lead!

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  30. Your opening poem is so beautiful, Neha! Quick question: are we restricted to write to the photo? I wrote mine to the theme, dreams fade away–but it doesn’t really match the tree image… I’ll wait for your direction before copying it here, thanks in advance 🙂

  31. If they’re not watered

    Dreams wither & die if they’re not watered daily
    & like blue skies they’ll turn quite unsavoury.

    If you don’t have, keep a little glint of sunlight
    Back for a rainy day, life becomes a mudslide.

    & melancholy a never ending, monsoon
    Sodden hearted in a badly, tailored, consume.

    Dreams sadly fade & self-doubt grows it denigrates
    It destroys our faith & belief. It infiltrates-

    Our very core till we all fear frankly to fall.
    Fall, get backup we must if we’re to walk, not crawl.

    Dreamers rise to the occasion they don’t give in.
    Unlike me & others, they carry on & win.

    It’s only by force of root that a seedling grows
    Creates a stem; sturdy enough to hold the rose.

    © 2016 Mark Heathcote

  32. A squirrel’s dream

    Do squirrel’s dream, it isn’t observed…
    But I bet all those nerves & sinews twitch
    As it leaps & bounds to its stash—reserved
    With its red tail like some, broom of a witch.

    Airborne through the forest, unmatched
    A squirrel’s dream, what might it be, let’s guess
    I guesstimate it won’t be anything abstract
    It’s feasible to assume and acquiesce

    That in all likelihood it’ll be food orientated
    A hoard of chestnuts a cache of gold acorns
    A stockpile of hazelnuts newly expiated.
    Larders restocked stolen from its neighbours.

    In all likelihood it’ll have nightmares also…
    Just as we do, only they’ll be about the red fox
    Chewing down on its ribs, eating its torso
    In all likelihood, it’s just a normal paradox.

    © 2016 Mark Heathcote

  33. Reblogged this on As it Comes and commented:
    Come and join in this dreamy collaboration and a chance to have your voice heard at Neha’s… revive those faded dreams.

  34. AUTUMN

    In tree branches
    rustle of leaves
    definition of fall
    soft landing
    under my soles
    secretly played game
    grayish, foggy
    October morning
    prompts smile
    anticipation
    of fiery April
    resurrection

    philosophy of leaves
    exegesis
    harmony
    purpose

    Manolis Aligizakis
    http://www.authormanolis.wordpress.com

  35. Thank you so much. Glad you like it!

  36. This is amazing. So many great writers shared their words.

    When dreams fade away
    Eyes that once saw beauty in everything.
    Once strong legs lost the want to run.
    Man who held great dreams, now want and need less.
    The dreamer is hidden away.
    Sane and logical life stole away the wishes and the hope of my youth.
    When the dreams fade away and you become just enough.
    What did we become?

  37. Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Amazing poetry. Please read and enjoy.

  38. Hello, Neha

    Thank you for another opportunity to collaborate! Here is my contribution:

    Dreams are hope
    Woven into a tale
    Wherein we dwell
    At the silken center
    Of a magical web
    Of charming stories
    Spun into life among
    The beauty of wildflowers
    And sweet fruit of sturdy trees
    Or the green and silver grasses
    And high sheltering bulrushes
    That cover the slopes and meadows
    And edge the lapping waters
    Along the shores
    Of our lives.
    Dreams lend us wings
    To soar into the future;
    Then the world turns
    And we drift down to earth
    Finding ourselves nothing
    But body and bone
    As dreams fade away.

    Written by Margaret Mair

  39. So Lovely.

    When I, at last,
    Open my eyes to the brilliance
    Of forever,
    No more to toil, to weep
    No restless sleep.
    When pain is but a memory
    Soon snuffed by blissful peace
    And low within the bosom
    Of Earth doth my weary shell
    At last find repose.
    Do not weep for me
    Nor lament what might have been,
    For joy is found in freedom
    From these wordly chains,
    the nightmare of struggle ends
    When dreams fade away….

    Cheryl KP

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  41. When dreams fade away,
    may the sweet taste of hope remain.
    2 Nov 2016 Patti Hall

  42. When you left me

    all those years ago

    against your will

    and surely against mine,

    the dreams in my young heart

    faded slowly

    into mere echos

    of another lifetime.

    Four decades later,

    after years of doubt

    and darkness,

    a speck of dream

    survived

    asleep so deep

    it barely breathed.

    When the time came

    that you found me again,

    and you kissed me

    by the river at sunset,

    and I smelled your neck

    just below your ear,

    the dream awakened.

    Sparks flew because we knew

    the dream was more than just alive

    and more than just a dream.

    (By JoAnne Silvia)

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  46. WHEN DREAMS FADE AWAY

    In the deep sediment of my mind
    some long-dormant fragment of memory
    has been inadvertently twitched

    When dreams fade away
    and night segues into day
    I try to grasp it but it slips away

    It lingers in the mind, unbidden
    between and betwixt, drawing my attention
    a thin tape whirring in my mind’s recorder

    ( By Sofia Kioroglou)

  47. When the dream fades away
    I wake to reality,
    Hearing you breathe in the stillness
    The necessity of sleep
    Both a grief
    And a gift;
    The time we have lost
    And your warmth
    To wake me.

    Sue Vincent

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