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Dream Catcher

February 14, 2011
By Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
Vidra PLATINUM, Midlothian, Virginia
46 articles 17 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I write only because
There is a voice within me
That will not be still.”
-Sylvia Plath

dream catcher, please catch those dreadful thoughts

and also, make the pain subside.

just for a few minutes

i need a few soundless minutes

with no thundering patters from my heart.

they get maddening after a while.

please take your wispy feathers and make me pure again

so I can live my daydreams.

in my delightful fantasies of wheat fields with white cotton,

nothing goes wrong

and under the vast open sky, that just about swallows me whole,

i write.

i write and write and write until my fingers are stinging

and my feelings are raw

but it’s ok, dream catcher, because you fix that.

when you swing above my empty head you patch up my losses,

like a caring mother’s hands, you are there to ease my pain.

so thank you dream catcher.

thank you for arranging my beating, rampant, and absolute heart
back where it belongs.

The author's comments:
I was a little heartbroken when I wrote this and I just wanted to fly away. I wanted to fly away through my dreams...

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This article has 2 comments.

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 23 2012 at 1:01 pm
This is AMAZING! I love you work. Every word, every though, every idea is so insightful and powerful. Everything speaks with intensity and clarity. I just cannot say enough good things. Amazing work on this as well. I loved it. Oh, and I also have a dream catcher. It is pink and white and has purple and white feathers. I will never look at it the same.

on Mar. 25 2011 at 9:06 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

God, you just dont ever give up, do you? You never let me down when reading one of your pieces! I have never read a poem quite like this and I can't help but notice what talent you have.

Favorite lines:

"i write and write and write until my fingers are stinging

and my feelings are raw"

This is a really impressive piece of work!