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Faded Dreams
by Christine Alwin
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Faded Dreams

She was told dreams are reachable,
give them birth before they die,
labor pains felt through her veins,
ache of her heart, reached beyond

She shed the past, with her dress,
head first, plunged into cool water,
toward an island, butterfly strokes,
where his shadow knelt in the sand

Waves rolled over her bare shoulders,
water lapping against her breasts,
warmth of a breeze kissed her cheek,
her very last one, she began to sink

Her dream faded into the deep,
along with the shadow, she loved,
untouchable dream, meant to be,
her heart knew better, no regrets

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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson
Sad but beautiful...M
Reviewed by JMS Bell
THE BEAUTY OF SADNESS. THAT'S WHAT THIS WORK IS ALL ABOUT...AN ACCEPTABLE DEATH IN LIEU OF UNREACHED DREAMS. 'GOLD RIMMED' SADNESS. THANKS FOR SHARING. LOVE, BLESSINGS AND FAITH...
JOYCE * HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Connie Faust
Oh, how sad! It is beautiful, though, and engages the reader (me) in the drama.

Connie
Reviewed by Diana Wiles
...But all the better for the experience...beautiful imagery...I could feel the warmth of the breeze...
Delightfully wistful...
Diana...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside
I love how you ended this, Christine: no regrets. The dreams may fade and strengthen by turn, but to strive to touch them, realise them, live them is surely not to be avoided. This character has powered on through and her heart beats stronger on account of that! A most beautiful parable and analogy. xx
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather
this is romantic and sad and so beautifully done! (so good to see your poems) enjoyed! Morgan
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
For some, this kind of dream is difficult to attain without leaving something behind. Love must be very strong to survive and reach out to us in that way and to remain so without regret. Only a beautiful imagination can produce that quality of love.
Amor
Reviewed by David Young
So deep into the veins of poetry with an Alwin power of poetic presentation.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Tragedy at it's best.
Reviewed by jude forese
a passionate poem with an objective perspective ...
Reviewed by Paul Berube
So much sadness in all it's beauty. Life barely reaches the surface before it slips away. Missed you my friend, Always, Paul.
Reviewed by Budd Nelson
Christine,
Amazing write with beautiful sensations.
Budd
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Aw! So tragically beautiful...loved your enchanting phrasing, Christine!

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
The heart usually knows best.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Perfectly expressed for regrets turned positive!!!
*Christine* I so identify with this in appreciation
for my own experiences!!!!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger
Reaching through the dream yet untouchable
the love. Fabulous writing Christine.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by John Flanagan
the tone may be romantic but the reality
beneath your fine words, Christine, bites
with truth. This is splendid work

john
Reviewed by Jon Willey
reality is often a cruel place to visit - but upon departing we are wiser, richer for having taken the plunge - this is profound work Christine - I wish you peace and love and dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Laura Fall
Christine this poem is so heartfelt and touching as the photo is beautiful, as always truly amazing poetry Laura
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
This is stunning!!!
So authentic, and the ending, that internal acceptance, is marvelous. This whole poem is very visceral for me.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton
Oh my gosh...this is simply beautiful!

Those are your words to my poem today, Christine. I used them here because this poem is simply beautiful. Whereas my effort was on a positive note, this one was very sad. I disagree with Felix -- no offense meant -- but sometimes you can have such a dream which is very unreachable, as you have here with the shadow. Very unreachable. Love this.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Dreams are never unreachable to the dreamer. Where there is love there is always a hand to reach for so that you will never sink though from time to time it may feel like you are drowning. You write of dreams and love with a passionate embrace that touches heart and soul. I have no doubt that your vacation not only rejuvenated your body but your creativity and your mind as well. This one at first made me a little sad but I think the shadow...the untoucable dream may fade from time to time but will never completely dissappear as long as you hold it in your heart.
hugs
fee
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley
Profound truth
all of us one day must face
The hardest part is getting to the "no regrets" stage.
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