cracked dreams

She looked out the window

at nothing

thinking of a sky-song

she may have forgotten to sing

in one of her far off

crazy dream-scapes.

She was a moon child then

full of hope and dreams

and plans steeped in

vast pools of her own idealism.

While she happily chirped

her way through her

dream-seeking days

there was yet a sullen greed

in her denials

of all that was

just not going to be achieved.

Things that were

lost to her forever

lay at the bottom

of the well in her mind

refusing to dissipate –

rancid puddles of lost hope

ever dwindling-stagnant.

Now asking if her dreams had

cracked in dry dark shadows

with questions unanswerable

seemed an act of unresolving –

a trope for her own disclosure,

For now, she would just

have to write this off

as just cracked dreams.

©  2012  DiAnne Ebejer


About DiAnne Ebejer

I am retired and live on the East coast of Florida where I spend much of my time reading, playing with photography and trying to write some "poetry and then some" at I care deeply about many things and wish there was much more love and compassion in this world today. I also have a part time blog "Thought You Might Like This" used for special projects and occasional things of interest
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14 Responses to cracked dreams

  1. echowood628 says:

    wow DiAnne…your poem touches on the reality of ‘real’ life and where it leads, versus our visions of idealism, striving for things that we learn later in life which don’t really matter…the character of the young woman, honestly i can relate to her in so many ways…i really like this poem and cannot express in words how deeply it has touched me…sincerely…


  2. ontheplumtree says:

    Cracked Dreams? maybe, but isn’t it great to dream? Doesn’t it keep us reaching for something and defy fear?


  3. karenselliott says:

    Holy catfish! This is awesome, DiAnne!


  4. Thank you so much Karen! I do appreciate it. πŸ™‚


  5. Thanks much for reading and commenting Ruth xoxo


  6. “her dreams had

    cracked in dry dark shadows

    with questions unanswerable”…
    Such an interesting description. You always manage to create an atmosphere around a single subject!


  7. tolbert says:

    I trampled through life splashing the “puddles of lost hope” and even now I feel as if I am trudging through a little girls heart of darkness…Thanks for letting me pass through. Your words are always an amazing blessing.


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