Through the mist that protects the ether we creep
Climbing stair after stair getting evermore steep
Ignoring the chill in the air that surrounds us
And the mad, diverse images that appear just
As we reach the top a tawny curtain hangs
Tied together by tassel and vine
We pull apart the curtains and enter a room
Walls white with cracked plaster, feeling impending doom
It feels like a trap, but that’s just how it seems
For this is the beginning of our Lucid Dream

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Those fantasy dreams have left me and mine are far more mundane these days. The up side is don’t wake up screaming!

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    1. And that, Old Egg, is always a bonus!

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  2. What an effortless use of the prompt words – it has the feel of a well tread, magical cautionary tale – who can resist sneaking up those stairs.. particularly loved the ‘tawny curtain..Tied together by tassel and vine’

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    1. Thanks, Jae. This time, I knew what I wanted to write before I knew what the words were… and they all slotted in nicely!

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  3. And your background theme has changed again since my last visit Tom.. Excellent poem… I can verify some of our dreams are indeed Mad.. Love your usage of the words..
    Hope you are enjoying Sunday.. and nice to be back. Sue

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    1. Indeed it has, Sue, but I think I’ll be keeping it this way for a while now. And thank you – it’s good to have you back as well, Sue. Hope you’ve had a good long weekend.

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  4. I have weird dreams too so I can relate! πŸ™‚

    I used to use lucid dreaming as a process of repair and renewal and it helped a lot! πŸ™‚

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. I had one Lucid Dream once, Prenin, where I was having a conversation with Anne Robinson, but the whole thing felt very peculiar. Maybe because it was a new experience… maybe it’s time for me to have another…

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    1. Thanks, Col… these words just worked!

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      1. You didn’t even need an overseer with a whip!

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        1. Nope. That’s unusual for some words these days!

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  5. You made the words your own and then showed them how to shine,

    Elizabeth
    https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2016/05/29/three-for-the-show/

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. These were nice words!

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  6. I think your words are dream-like in every way.
    Great creativity in this post.
    Isadora 😎

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    1. Thanks, Isadora. I love it when it all works!

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      1. Isn’t that the truth? When it all comes together it’s magic. 😎

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        1. And, I just love the magic as well! πŸ˜€

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