The Dance of Dreams

Drifting in and out of dreams

I begin to believe you are in my bed

I can feel your breath on my neck

Your arms embrace me fully

Our heartbeats combine in a tango

As fantasy becomes reality

We move as one

A dance of two lovers

Then just as quickly as you appeared

You disappear and I return to sleeping

Only to awake to your memory

Forever entwined with my heart


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – combine

My Dream

A mundane existence

Is what I dream of

No nights of torment

No days of depression

Just an ordinary time

A few clouds in the sky

But no rain

Flowers growing

But no blooms

Perfectly in the middle

Never either extreme

To live life completely balanced

No highs

No lows

A mundane existence

That is my dream


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – mundane

Turning the Tables

She hears your voice

When you first wake up

That half tired

Deep morning mumble

That sounds so sexy


She sees you first

Fresh out of the shower

Hair still wet

Towel around your waist

Smelling of soap


She tastes your

Lingering breakfast

As you get ready for work

The same every morning

Toast with jam and cream in your coffee


She starts her day with you

Embraced in a hug

A passionate goodbye kiss

And an “I love you babe”

With that sultry smile of yours


I settle for

A hello and a grin

And a “what was your name”

While dreaming it was me with you

And she who was the one jealous


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – jealous

Perfect Dream

In pursuit of the perfect dream
I lost a lot along the way…
First to go was my mind
As troubles weighed me down
I felt as if I’d drown
Next was my heart
When I misjudged him then
I lost what could have been
Finally I have a body
That now rejects what I want
Memories of painless days only taunt
In pursuit of the perfect dream
I lost a lot of me…


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – pursuit

A Pina Colada Day (FOWC)

The breeze is warm
Feeling moist on my skin
The sand is hot under my feet
The sun beats down
Coloring my skin
A cold drink in my hand
Quenches my tropical thirst
As I sit down in my chair
I am content to watch the waves
As they roll over the beach
In my little dream of paradise


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – tropical

In My Dreams

My health has resulted in

A chart filled with diagnoses

One disease blends into another

My dreams are filled with a panacea

To chase all symptoms away

But so far there are no cures

Only management by meds

So I slip back into slumber

For a brief hour or two of sleep

And dream of that wonder pill

So I can be normal again

Just Five More Minutes Please

I close my eyes
And sail across a dream
On silky smooth seas
Sparkling like diamonds
Only to find
The sea is a mirror
And the land
Is all yellow trees
Under a purple sun
I sail to find you
Floating upside down
Reaching for a cloud
Of marshmallow cream
I know you are lost
In this strange dreamland…


I awoke with a start

I was already panicked

Was the noise all a dream

Or was something the matter.

The sound woke me up

It was really quite loud

Was it a fire cracker going off

Or was it something more.

I looked all around inside

Peeked out through the curtains

But all seemed quite normal

Nothing held a fiery glow.

So it had to have been a dream

But I still can’t help but wonder

If some exterior sound may have

Warped my reality a bit this morning.