My Blog Lyric Fire: You Sleep, I Dream

Your head hits the pillow and mine pops up

I’m going nowhere fast and it’s because you’re not here

I go through days in a fog

Wishing for a clearing

An airing out of you

No matter how much wine I drink

Or how many other eyes I get lost in

You’re right there staring back at me

I booked a trip to a far off land

To get away for awhile

To think

To write

To lounge in the love of other strangers





And mind music

Are drowning out the sounds of my reality

Pulling me back into the past of our yesterday

No matter what I do to try and get away you’re always there

So to pay you back for your unwillingness to leave

I will sleep and haunt your dreams

Role reversal mind control

When your eyes close I will be there

Stealing the oxygen from your air

Removing the pleasure and comfort of slumber

When you wake your senses will be on overload

Wondering where I am and what I’m doing

I will come to you when day turns dark consecutively for one thousand nights

Thats how many times you kissed me

If you then don’t leave my consciousness

I will return to dampen your dreams for three thousand additional nights

As that is the number of times we connected oh so intimately

If you refuse to leave me alone

I will haunt you forever as

Unfortunately that is the time frame that I will always love you

We can do this dance for eternity

I may not have the patience

But I have the time

You sleep, I dream

About ways to be rid of you

Perhaps we can wake together one day

To discuss the pain of our past

Heal it and move on to the fun of the future

Together or apart

We need closure so we both can

Dream in peace

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Mar 13, 2011 | Posted by in Blog, Tamstarz Poetry | 10 comments

Comments (10 Responses)

  1. Sailor says:

    Beautiful Post!

  2. Thanks so much! I appreciate your comment! Have a great day!

  3. Cookie says:

    I love the movement in this piece & the tempo works well. The idea of one sleeping and one dreaming is clever. Go poet!! More, more!!

  4. Thanks Creative Cookie! Your comments mean the world to me. Can’t wait to see you!

  5. Debbie says:

    Tameka, WOW!! Your words are the words I’ve been trying to spit out for some time. I loved your poem… Brought me back to a place, I loved, still dream about but know it’s best to just let go of..

  6. Thanks so much Debbie! I had been trying to say this for a while too! These words pulled me out of my sleep much too early today and I’ve been writing ever since. I think our words are always there but sometimes we need a trigger. 😉
    Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your comments!

  7. Rimly says:

    I loved the poem Tameka!

  8. Thanks so much Rimly!

  9. Mari says:

    Love your poem!! Congratulations on being awarded the Versatile Blogger Award. I too have been awarded. That’s an accomplishment for us both. I found you through Sweepy Jean’s blog. I will be following you. Love your blog.
    Regards, Mari

  10. Hello Mari! Congratulations as well. I am truly honored to be awarded and to have the chance to connect to other amazing bloggers. I stopped by your site and truly loved your artwork.
    Cheers and thank you for reading Lyric Fire!

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