Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Black Roses Left Behind












In my dream
I awaken
tears in my eye
my vision blurry
circling black smoke
forever,  changing world
people choking on
poisonous words
raven caws
in  a  barren land
hungry mouths
cardboard houses
burned to the ground
hopes and dreams
in the name of peace
concealing guns
who will save them
grim reaper riding in
on a rolling wave of fog
filling graveyards
with despair
black roses left behind
thorns of pain

In a dream I saw her
I wonder was she me
on a pearly rooftop
ancient drum in her hand
calling upon the spirit world
listening for pulsing rhythms
to grab hold of her heart
under a purple sky, she sighs
eyelids heavy, fighting sleep
waiting for quenching rain
to save  nature and mankind
dancing to the pounding beat
puddles under her feet
lifting her voice far & wide
into the heavens she cries
why???? why???why???


posted for dVerse hosted by Anthony
parts of this came  from an actual dream..

32 comments:

  1. Why indeed. Mankind sure knows how to destroy, and we just keep at it. From baboons to our evolution that is all we have done consistently.

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    1. That is the question Why, why, why

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  2. Grim Reaper riding in on a frog? Sounds pretty cool scene to me... okay, I probably wouldn't say that if I actually saw it, but still... smiles... and that was an actual dream? I'd wake up asking, "why????"

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    1. Well, dreams usually hold some sort of message whether they are for you or the world.

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  3. she is a brave person..and in the midst of such chaos and calamity we need those willing to ask the questions...quite a fearful first bit there...the cardboard houses burning...the guns...the death...the black rose makes a strong symbol....

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    1. This was a scary dream that made me wonder of coming events.

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  4. Fantastic, Truedessa, one of my favorites of yours....the "raven caws in a barren land" and cardboard houses........and then the woman with the drum....powerful stuff. I totally loved it.

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    1. Thanks Sherry for reading, this a bit outside my normal writing but, a challenging prompt to expand on dreams.

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  5. Wow..that's a frightening dream..and terrifying to if i may see..it makes me miss nightmares..and remember..thank GOD..i can't remember the last time i had one2!..smiles...and have great day2!..:) and perhaps waking up..might be the best way 2!..;)!

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    1. Thanks for reading nightmares can be scary that is for sure..

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  6. Such a sad, yet timely, dream. In light of all that is happening in the world right now, I can understand why she is screaming "why?"...

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    1. Thanks for reading..yes, with recent events it makes one heart ask why all this madness?

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  7. I think you caught the dreamlike so very well and the questions at the end add an extra dimension. So well done.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read .

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  8. In the name of peace indeed...

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    1. In the name of peace they claim..

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  9. Despair shines through the first stanza. The use of short chopped sentences adds to the feelings of despair. The second stanza, even though it ends despairingly with "Why??Why??Why??", shows signs of hope for this world.

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  10. The name of peace is forgotten to the reaper - the images of black roses is startling,..

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    1. Well, the dream was startling..thanks for reading Bjorn.

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  11. So much darkness--you've done a really good job of word-painting "black." And that's what we need here--rain to save nature. The second stanza in purple breathes in a little hope.

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    1. Thank you Victoria I tried to capture the darkness within the dream.

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  12. Such a timely piece for the world as we know it

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    1. Hi Susie, that is very true.

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  13. Your piece reflects our world. Now come to think of it, it does look like one high on DMT. :-)

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    1. The world is in chaos right now and I hope it calms down..thanks for reading.

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  14. like you have said rightly ..why? that's THE question..very nice:)

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    1. We must all ask this question only then can change happen..

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  15. My kind friend,

    Hopefully, enough of us will start a peaceful revolution. A new reality in a caring, compassionate world. A world where we rejoice in the diversity of an all different, all equal ambience.

    Thank you for your thoughtful prose. A peaceful weekend to you.

    Gary

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    1. Hello Gary,

      Always enjoy reading your comments. A peaceful revolution is what is needed then maybe, someday we will have a more compassionate world.

      Thank you for taking the time to read my friend..

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  16. Great title, powerful piece. Why indeed!

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