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Befuddled, bothered and bewildered

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jjote
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Before dawn-break, I often wake up
the room still dark, curtains drawn;
a pinprick glow from my nightlight
clown with downcast troubled face
keeps me from stumbling around drunken.

I can't shake off the feeling
I am  having dreams of another life,
real or not. This inspires me
to  go back to sleep, and there wave
a magic wand to reshape my life.

Like a writer given the license
to build a plot, conquer worlds
with  flair and ease, I can steer a course
beyond a road not snagged like tangled threads.
away from a crazy necropolis of twists and thorns.

But the dreams are hazy when I open my eyes,
sleep sloughing off as I grope into my mind
looking for something wonderful to hold on to
I am befuddled,  a sense of disconnection
bothers me, holds and bewilders me.

Dream images follow me around
like shadows I don't wish to evade,
like the scent of wilted flowers
flirting with me - my unhappy clown
blurts out a merry haha, gives me the finger.


@jjote 02/11/2017

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JerryPat2
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Hah! You took me on a ride, and I am here to tell you, jjolte, it was a ride and a half, and I felt right at home. As they say . . . I have been on that ride before, a number of times. Dreams. They can get so real and bizarre at the same time. Since I have begun taking medication for my short term memory loss they come more often and more vivid. Yikes!

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JamesMichael
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something I don't understand...dreams...james
Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


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I don't think any good ever came out of dream interpretations. It's like a latter-day prophet. What's the point in trying to figure things that have already happened? To look ahead with faith and hope may offer up forms of kind assurance, but I like it all in the 'now'. It makes me feel more confident regarding outcomes.

...just bein' Bluesy

 
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