The Dream of Us



I dreamed of you last night
My dreams won’t even lie to me
They showed you barely there
Giving me just enough attention to keep me from letting go
Revealing that dark dance we performed for way too long

I woke up and could not breathe.
The weight of your memory choking me
I drank coffee to resuscitate myself
And told the cat I know the truth now
You never really loved me

I drove to work
The fog was rolling in this morning
I felt it’s melancholy call
It commiserated with me
It shielded me from the sun and let me wallow in my pity

I recalled a few pleasant memories
And played them on repeat
I lied to my ego and told myself you did love me
I reminded myself I  walked away from my addiction to you
I left out the fact that I never closed the door completely
And repeatedly let you sneak in

I remembered that you are gone now
I am sad but I can breathe again
I am free if I choose to stop replaying the tribute
I am recovering from the dream of us
I will stop choking on your memory

About this poem

I wrote this after a dream about a former lover.

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Written on March 16, 2023

Submitted by Kaytee on March 16, 2023

Modified on May 03, 2023

1:01 min read
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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAXXX XAXBA XXXAA XXAXAX BXXXA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 995
Words 205
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 5, 6, 5

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2 Comments
  • Symmetry58
    Also, I LOL'ed @ telling the cat.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • Symmetry58
    The irony and that I just wrote a poem no more than an hour ago about how I wasn't able to love a former lover to the degree that she deserved due to not loving myself enough to allow the love to flow. This is sort of an inverse of that. This is so damn good. I've already read it three times and will read again now. I'm sorry you've had to, and are, going through this, but the callouses will toughen your reasoning faculty for future reference. So long as you don't become bitter by dragging along the baggage to subsequent relationships I'd say it's more than likely you'll never stab anyone in the neck. But hey, I'm no Dr. Phil, so you're only getting B- to C+ therapy at best. LoL 
    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Kaytee
      Thanks so much for your feedback. It's good to think of it from another perspective and that him not loving me the way I needed was not about me. I'm actually doing pretty well but dang those memories just hit you sometimes and take your breath away. Oh, and I did actually talk to the cat about this. He's a pretty good listener. I'll check out your poem to the see the other side. of this. 
      LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Symmetry58
      By the way, the poem I posted that you commented on, that's not the poem I was referring to. That poem will be entered in the coming month's contest. It will be on my page once the contest is over, so stay tuned. ;-) 
      LikeReply1 year ago
    • Symmetry58
      P.S. I LOVE cat's.
      LikeReply 11 year ago
    • Kaytee
      well, I can't read the new one once the contest is over. Good luck!
      LikeReply1 year ago
    • Kaytee
      I meant I can't wait to read it :)
      LikeReply 11 year ago

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