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The Dream-Catcher

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~one voice~
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0 posted 09-06-99 05:40 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for ~one voice~

My car broke down along the highway,
Near a reservation town.
I had to walk along my own way
In a gorgeous, evening gown.

Soon, I came across an old woman-
her hair was long and braided.
Her teeth were either gone or golden-
her image, rather faded.

She spoke to me and touched my elbow-
I felt her words to be quite strong.
There were things she had to let me know
And she spoke them like a song.

She knew about those evil nightmares
That had been a plague on me.
She knew these dreams that tested my wares
And she sympathized with me.

She took me in to her living room
And had me sit down to wait.
She intended to relieve my doom-
She told that to me straight.

I looked around at her decor-
In awe at how she lived here.
This woman was rather poor,
Though I knew she did not fear.

When she returned, I stood up tall-
She had something to give me.
I did not know what it was called,
But I knew that she would tell me.

It was a hand-made dream-catcher,
To ward away the nightmares.
I accepted this gift from her,
Because she is one that cares.

I hung it right above my window,
Hoping that evil would be caught.
I longed for lovely dreams to sow
Their way their way straight to my cot.

When I awoke that morning bright,
I found that evil passed me by.
I had not tossed once through the night,
And that pleasure was all mine.

I thank that older woman so
For saving me from pain.
The dream-catcher is now my own...
I won't have evil dreams again.

©1999 Erin Solari



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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


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DreamEvil
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1 posted 09-06-99 05:46 AM       View Profile for DreamEvil   Email DreamEvil   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit DreamEvil's Home Page   View IP for DreamEvil

Seems that this Dream was nicely caught by this as well. Wonderful story, dear.

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Pain is life, life is short, I will endure.
DreamEvil©




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~one voice~
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2 posted 09-06-99 05:48 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Caught indeed, and tangled in my web... Thank you for your praise.

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


Dark Angel
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3 posted 09-06-99 06:27 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

What a great poem, ~one voice~
enjoyed the read.Well Done
~one voice~
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4 posted 09-06-99 07:02 AM       View Profile for ~one voice~   Email ~one voice~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~one voice~

Thank you, Dark Angel! It isn't my best, but it will have to do for the early hours of morning!

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~onevoice~

"She looked at her life
like lines, never-ending,
constantly forming,
reforming and bending."


passing shadows
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5 posted 04-16-2004 11:48 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

wow! great story! nice ending
 
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