Our Dreams, a poem

When are dreams
just dreams –
Cotton candy clouds above our
wondering eyes,
Entirely magical and beyond human touch?

When are they
substantial –
Sand or clay or peanut butter sandwiches,
Taken in hand
and formed to what we wish?

When do they
get taken –
Envied, criticized by
abusing fingers
Whose dreams left long ago?

When are dreams
– just dreams –
Substantial
Taken

Missed

And when do we

dream

again?

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©2020 Chel Owens

28 thoughts on “Our Dreams, a poem

  1. aguycalledbloke November 24, 2020 / 2:14 pm

    I really do love the deep simplicity to this 🙂

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    • Chel Owens November 24, 2020 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you. It’s almost where I want it. 🙂

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      • aguycalledbloke November 24, 2020 / 2:33 pm

        Hey Chel, it’s beautifully penned 🙂

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  2. petespringerauthor November 24, 2020 / 9:53 pm

    Magical, Chel! It all starts with a dream.

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  3. Lisa Bradshaw November 25, 2020 / 12:53 am

    I can’t help my sleep dreams just hppen all the time, mostly forgotten by the morning..

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  4. Norah November 25, 2020 / 4:11 am

    Interesting. At first I thought you referred to the sleepy-time, bedtime dreams. But then I thought you referred to our chase-after-goals dreams. And then I wondered does it matter. Your beautiful poem could apply to both.

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    • Chel Owens November 25, 2020 / 6:35 pm

      Thanks, Norah. That’s actually where my thoughts were in crafting the poem at first. 🙂

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      • Norah November 26, 2020 / 3:57 am

        It shines through, obviously. 🙂

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  5. Denny K November 26, 2020 / 3:48 am

    Very nice, thought-provoking, simple, yet deep.

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    • Chel Owens November 26, 2020 / 9:20 am

      Thank you, Denny! How have you been?

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    • Chel Owens November 26, 2020 / 9:21 am

      😀 😀 Will this be on an inspirational poster?

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      • bookshelfbattle November 26, 2020 / 10:04 am

        Yes. Did you ever see Deal or No Deal? The earlier you settle on a deal, the better your deal is.

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        • Chel Owens November 26, 2020 / 12:51 pm

          It’s worked for me!

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  6. What Words May Come November 30, 2020 / 9:08 am

    Awe… You wrote this for my birthday… Aren’t you the sweetest! ;-)))

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