Sleeping with Ghost II V2 by Martyna Adela Dziekan

We filter dreams

through society’s cracked lens

hoping it lends


Insight into a world

tinged with pessimistic eyes.

Weaving between lines

of individual and acceptable.

Childhood hopes twisted

differences augmented

in that stained glass window

pa(i)ned glass window

Colored with tears

of a thousand lifetimes

lifelines sewn intricately askew

“The world is a melting pot”

Only it’s not

It’s a ball

bouncing on the ring

of disillusionment

held captive in chains

of indifference

But the young create where we demolish

they see with optimistic eyes

They are what we once were

what we shall be again

They filter our dreams through love’s rose lens

hoping it lends


© Day Dreamer

Linked at Poets United


16 thoughts on “Dreamcatchers”

  1. So hope that you get your laundered dreams back to give you restful sleep and optimism. You are so right of course. Pessimism creeps up on us. Well written Brenda.


  2. Great poem about our dreams or lack of imagination in them. And to once again have childhood bliss would in some ways be great but in a great way it would be a nightmare.

    God bless. P


  3. As children (if they are lucky) they don’t have the worries and the woes we adults have every day. They have the innocence we lose the more we learn of the world to still believe in magic and fairies and such and not to see the world and all its faults.
    A lovely write 🙂


  4. I had a hard time figuring out how to comment on your blog…I finally found it. I think everyone has dreams when they are young. That is the way of youth, I think. Eventually they may become disallusioned; but I think your poem is saying that at a later time people may see with optimistic eyes again! A fine write.


  5. its like a ball bouncing in the ring of disillusionment…snap….good, true…i like the word play with pa(i)ned as well….dreams change and sadly sometimes grow smaller and smaller


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