SlEEPING AWAKE



Sleeping awake
I slept in your arms all night
A dream of no return
Every atom every part still asleep
Opened the window shades
Bright yellow cardboard sun blinded me
Still in your arms
Spilt milk made of white paper
Paper geese carried your voice
Walls came crashing down around me
Every part of me in a deep deep sleep
I slept in your arms all night
A dream of no return
We snuggled and thought up beautiful melodies
Of a world we wouldn't know
You awoke and put on cardboard slippers
Poured paper coffee into your paper mug
You sat in a big card board rocking chair
And dreamt up another one
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Submitted on May 02, 2011

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 575
Words 113
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 19

Ade Richardson

I'm a film director living out of Brooklyn NY. I started writing poetry sporadically 10 years ago, but have recently been writing regularly. I'm a prolific writer and write quite often but it's only until recently that I've been sharing my poems with others. more…

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