Life is but a dream…


I remember the days you and I were mere saplings
we dreamt sweet dreams like young tenderlings
woven in Summers afternoon with coloured strings
tied up in boxes and decorated with ribbons

We ate sweet fluffy cotton candy
and danced to the rhythm of sugar cane baby
life was certainly rosy and dandy
vexations easily solved with sweets from the pantry

I remember the days you and I were young misses
we dreamt sweet dreams of young lasses
woven from fairytales of Harlequin and Boons
we waited for our Prince who would make us swoon

Hair delicately woven in flirty curls
we shimmied to the dance steps of the current twirl
life was sweet as beautiful, young girls
waiting for their dreams to unfurl

These days you and I are not Spring chickens
we’ve lived a bit, sometimes we feel as old as Dickens
but the thing with dreams is that the plot thickens
as long as you believe and your heart’s still ticking.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha


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Out of the silent breath

Dreamy memories of dreamy moments,

of wondrous yearnings and many birthing,

as we clung to each other

excluding any other,

basking in the warmth of our own dew drops

glowing from the aftermath of good love.


*excerpts from my poem*


23 thoughts on “Life is but a dream…

  1. Nice I like this. The lines “the thing is with dreams is the plot thickens / as long as you believe . . . ” are my fav lines. I enjoy hearing about the girls growing up with their dreams but still having them, even more so as they age.

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I love it when you decorate my heart with your words..

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