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The dream
by Joy L. Hale
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To the mind of a 3-year-old girl, the newsreel images and overheard adult conversations about war were vivid, and the dangers imminent. Those images populated my dreams for decades, taking different forms for the changing times.


 

I was just a little girl
When I first started
Experiencing the "dream"

Goose-stepping Nazi's
Outside my house
Marching down my street
Threatening me and
My family of dolls

Carefully lined up
On the sofa
Looking to me
For their protection

The dream changed
Throughout the years...

Protecting my parents
Then my children
Followed by the
Small toddling grandchildren
Left in my care

Now that I am
An old woman
I sit inside my home
With the drapes
Pulled tightly shut

Listening for the sounds
In the streets...

That I pray will never return

Joy Hale

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Reviewed by John Domino
Wow! The Dream poem revealed some life threatning moments. It's great to let those feelings out in poetic fashon. A great write!
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen
Well written Joy, you expressed your emotions in this one well
In Christs Love
Michelle~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Poignantly meaningful musings, Joy; thank you for sharing them through your verses here. Love, peace, and best wishes to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Amor Sabor
This was opposite of what I had expected with the title but it was something that pulled images out of nowhere to pronoucne the story in my mind as vividly as you had experienced it. Well written piece, Joy.
Reviewed by Richard King
Scary dreams turn into scary memories, which in turn become scary words, or is it the other way around? Maybe the memories become scary dreams? You've captured it all very well and I agree with Edward, young minds are a sponge for information gathering. We need to be conscientious of the information they are exposed to.

Well done. Thanks Dick
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
You have echoed my own thoughts about war.....Nothing has changed in the world...wars will always be, and I worry about my grandson's future.....thought-provoking write...well done!

Anna
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
Very touching piece, you are winner and will continue to win. Thanks.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Childhood dreams are often quite powerful, and I hope better dreams are ahead.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Duck and Cover drills, so vividly I recall...relating to your fearful and expressive words, Lady Joy...So, the knock on Your
door could be me.

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Lyn Anderson (Reader)
Beautiful and so true for so many ...for so many years. We must all agree that those times may never return..
Reviewed by Christine Tsen
The impressions that we have in our childhood truly do resonate throughout our lives. What stark imagery you have painted with this eloquent poem!
Blessings, xx
Christine
Reviewed by Edward Hale (Reader)
We can learn from your account, that we need to carefully guide young minds and hearts in troubled times, and support them with loving reassurances of their security. And your sharing of this work opens up the shadows to the light of truth.
Reviewed by George Dominguez
Wow! What a dream as a child to continue to have throughout the years. Thank you for sharing this one with us it was very well written. The WISE OLD OWL says it's time to open up those drapes and allow the sun to come in. For there is is safty in the light and a new day is here. God Bless. Geoge
Reviewed by ANNA CLOUTIER (Reader)
JOY, THANK YOU FOR PUTTING YOUR FEARS AS A CHILD INTO POETRY.
BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND THE FEARS IN CHILDHOOD ARE VERY REAL.

WONDERFUL WORK..THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS BEING IN YOUR TRUTH. ANNA
Reviewed by James Johnston
Joy, please don't call yourself "old". After all, age is determined by your state of mind. Think about it! And while you are thinking, I will continue to enjoy your beautiful submissions. May He bless you.
Jim
P.S. Open the blinds! :-).
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Me too, I hope you never hear them, but if you do they won't be goose-stepping, but shouting,, "Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!"

Good write . . .
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