Black & White

I dreamt of grey wet cobbles on a rainy day
and my dear old dad
in his grey wet mackintosh
holding my hand
as we walk down the street
and I’m a little boy
& in my dream,
my dad is trying to comfort me
saying, don’t be sad,
though he’s been dead
for many years now
and this loss still saddens me
as I sob myself awake,
then, gradually re-awakening,
remember that he’s still here
after all,
alive & well
and it’s only a dream
it’s only a dream
after all.

childhood

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Banksy

Fri 14th Jan 2011 17:40

Thanks Bernard - glad you liked it all the best. B

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bernard shelton

Thu 13th Jan 2011 00:01

fing hell mate, don't know to say but one of your best mate, i love storypoems this is a short un but a good un

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Banksy

Wed 12th Jan 2011 17:49

Thanks.
Ann- it was just like that - I lay in bed for a good 5 mins snivelling - then I thought - you daft berk - it was a dream ! - I was quite convinced it was real.
I reckon Dreams would make a good compy subjeck.
Laura - I'll tag it - I never realised this could be a childhood poem - I had another one I've been working on "tagged" in my mind for that theme.
Ant - many thanks. B

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Antonionioni

Wed 12th Jan 2011 17:36

Interesting twist on the usual 'I dreamed my dad was still alive' theme - which i regularly do dream by the way and I'm sure a lot of people do.

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Laura Taylor

Wed 12th Jan 2011 10:01

This isn't tagged yet - are you entering the comp banksy?

Oh god, I hate those dreams when you wake up sobbing :(

I really like this - it's very touching.

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Ann Foxglove

Wed 12th Jan 2011 06:58

Maybe "Dreams" would be a good subject for the next "compy" thing? I dream about my mum a lot, and my children are almost always little in my dreams! I like this poem, I like the way it rolls on, just one sentence really. I like the ending too - remeniscent of when a child wakes up crying from a bad dream and the parent soothes it with "There there darling, it's only a dream!" xx

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