When Touched By Dreams

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2, Prompt #424 - Hey, That's My Line! #6

"Today we return to one of our favorite exercises: Take a line from someone else’s poem posted at Poetic Bloomings and, for the moment, make it your own. You may use it as your title. Or you might consider using it in the body of your fresh new poem. Either way, be sure to credit the poet and poem from which it came.  Have fun!"

An amazing array
of ages pop up
when I dream.
Oddly, I am
never my true
age.  Sometimes
I'm that little
girl in grade
school with my 
first crush on
Jeffrey.  Often
my forties come
soaring back,
decade I loved
best for all 
the laughter, friends,
and full life.
If I wake in 
the middle of the
night from 
a happy dream,
I try to continue
it, but that seldom
works.  I am always
touched by my dreams,
whether happy or

(Line taken from Mike Bayles,
Hotel Suite, Prompt #420)


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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3 Responses to When Touched By Dreams

  1. Susi Bocks says:

    With the exception of Jeffrey, you’ve perfectly described my dreams, Sarah! lol


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