Dreaming | Teen Ink


March 13, 2010
By Zithia PLATINUM, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Zithia PLATINUM, Cambridge, Massachusetts
27 articles 16 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It makes no difference who or what you are, old or young, black or white, pagan, Jew, or Christian, I want to love you all and be loved by you all, and I mean to have your love." -Victoria Woodhull

You can’t even
The things that
My mind comes up
Each night
When I am tucked away
In bed. Under
Blankets that pile high
Enough to touch
The shallow ceiling
Above my bed.

Worlds others
Will never see.

That go up to your chin,
And are as dark as
The night sky through
My open window
Beside me.

Empty fields,
Groggy oaks
Lining the outer perimeter,
And grass swaying
From left to right
In the whistling wind.

A small Mexican village,
Small buildings—
Houses and shops—
All cramped together
Like baby carrots in
A package,
Falling upon each other because of
A source with strength
Beyond their own.

A small clearing in a forest,
A gray tent lies within the clearing,
Outside the tent
Dusty sleeping bags lie
Empty, waiting
For their owners return.

A long cave in a fairytale forest,
Within it lies a wet, brown bear,
Sitting there, alone,
Perfectly still, like a stone sculpture,
Its back turned from the world outside the
Cave, it faces towards the back,
It’s mind overflowing with it’s dreams.

Suddenly, I realize that I am
Asleep. That I
Am dreaming.
I can’t help but wake,
Now. My lids
Squeeze and than depart from each other,
For the first time in many, long hours.
My green eyes
Frantically look around,
Waiting to adjust
To the real reality; the dark, nighttime
World around me. Maybe my dream will
Stay with me for the rest of tonight. But,
Whatever the world that I dreamed of
Was, only I will
Be the one that sees
This magical place.

My magical place.

The author's comments:
This poem was inspired by dreams and life.

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on May. 4 2010 at 6:55 pm
SwallowedByInsanity PLATINUM, Hillsdale, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is a poison, but it is also the antidote."

i really like the ending! it was fantastic!

SandyC SILVER said...
on May. 3 2010 at 4:41 pm
SandyC SILVER, Concord, Other
5 articles 0 photos 78 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the end it won't matter how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away"

incredible!!a nd i agree with jonas_chic899, it does have amazing imagery..and yur ending was great...good work..keep writing:)....and wuld yu mind reading and commenting on my story(William's Dream Part 1) i wuld luv 2 have yur opiinion on it:)

on May. 2 2010 at 8:21 am
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
1 article 0 photos 1979 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

i love love it!!!!!!!!!! omg its awesome!!!! has good imagery:)))))))))))))