May 31st – The Dream

Today’s poem was, again, inspired by school work. Actually, it’s a response in the Romantic style to a section of a Wordsworth poem titled Lucy. Call me a cheater, but I figured this was killing two birds in one stone so I didn’t have to write another poem today! (Just so you know, I’ve never actually read the entire series of Lucy poems.) Here is the section of Lucy (#5):

“A slumber did my spirit seal;

I had no human fears;

She seem’d a thing that could not feel

The touch of earthly years.

No motion she has now, no force;

She neither hears nor sees;

Roll’d round in earth’s diurnal course,

With rocks, and stones, and trees.”

And here is my response, which I’ve titled The Dream:

I dreamed last night

I had no fears

My life was no rollercoaster

I did not shy away from heights

Bad health was a nonexistent shadow

Death was not a known word

Spiders did not creep about

Insects did not buzz or sting

Loneliness made no appearance

Backstabbers did not exist

Wishes came true every minute

And so I dreamed

And I did not want to wake

But morning came

I had no choice

My dream may not come back

But life

Rolls on without stopping

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