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Rachel Nichols


A Dreaming Child


I.
as a golden star blazes a trail across the starry sky
a light breeze is blowing on a warm summer’s night
so many stars are twinkling in a midnight blue sky
and the brightest moon ever is sailing so very high
so many fireflies are twinkling in the woods nearby
alone a watchful owl cries who who on this night
listen closely to hear this owl take off in flight!
II.
in a peaceful room, window curtains are gently stirring
a little boy child sleeps, as the moon is softly glowing
of imagination, so many ribbons are nicely flowing
above the horizon, the full moon sails over pine trees
on the ground nothing is moving, only a gentle breeze
from his mom’s collection of roses, growing so fair
the sweetest fragrance ever is wafting on the air!
III.
on this night, the little child is dreaming in soft moon light
in his perfect world, with a moon smiling from above
in a happy home lives this little boy child, with lots of love
he has everything he ever wish for, even his favorite toy
in this child’s world there is only love, fun, and joy
in the colourful imagination of this dreaming child
we see things of wonder and we are beguiled!
IV.
in his dreams, the same language is spoken by everyone
and we see animals have not been caged by anyone
everyone has a job, and everyone goes to an a+ school
everyone shares with everyone, this is the golden rule
and no one needs money, not even a copper penny
he will be the superhero, he will save the whole world
and yes his love, will be only for one special girl!
V.
and when we look inside this sleeping child's dreams
we see he plays after the rain, in warm sunbeams
and there he chases after, some leaping little frogs
together with his new friendly little puppy dogs
his best girlfriend ever, shares her sweet lollipops
she bought from their favourite of all candy shops
he knows life could be no sweeter than this day!

Submitted: Saturday, March 08, 2014
Edited: Sunday, April 06, 2014

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  • Bronze Star - 5,557 Points Amitava Sur (9/10/2014 9:02:00 PM)

    WOW' such a lovely poem it is Rachel! ! You expressed so many things in eyes of a dreaming child, specially the equality, fraternity, love and brotherhood in your 4th part..... An amazing write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 622 Points Stephen Katona (6/12/2014 9:47:00 AM)

    I love this poem. The child's dreams are very close to my own: 'the same language is spoken by everyone
    and we see animals have not been caged by anyone.....' I've added it to my favourites to read again in the future. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 15,891 Points Akhtar Jawad (6/2/2014 9:40:00 PM)

    Tagore said, every new born child comes in this world with a message that God is not yet dejected with the humans. Language of love is universal. A child is completely innocent, so are his dreams. This poem shows the poetess is fully aware of human psychology. As far as the poem is concerned, it is all known that Rachel is fully capable of beautifying a child in a colorful dress of words. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,433 Points Ramesh Rai (4/6/2014 6:31:00 AM)

    Entire poem depicted with five scenes.each scene has its distnct value. entire poem nicely penned segregating one from another.poetry can not be praised but realised. lovely beautiful.10++++ (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,239 Points Patricia Grantham (4/5/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    Made me feel like going back to bed and recapturing some of
    my dreams! You delved so beautifully into the dream world. A child
    dream so innocent and pure. I am glad it was a child (smile) . Beautiful
    poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 48 Points Erika Wingo (3/30/2014 10:23:00 PM)

    This is a so full of innocent wonder, the nighttime serenity of nature and the peaceful calm of sweet slumber. Loved it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,032 Points Noreen Carden (3/24/2014 6:59:00 PM)

    A wonderful story in this poem if only it could be like that for real beautifully written (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,095 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (3/24/2014 3:05:00 AM)

    Wonderful imagery n rhymin. One of yor best brilliant poem. Innocent child in sweet dreamworld and real night scenes wow. Tc. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,241 Points Bill Cantrell (3/23/2014 1:44:00 PM)

    In his dream, the same language is spoken by everyone...What depth of expression! Wonderful imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,398 Points Savita Tyagi (3/23/2014 11:05:00 AM)

    Such a sweet poem. A child's world is full of dream, joy and and happiness. Let's pray for every child to have that loving and innocent world that your poem talks so wonderfully. Wishing you all the best. Thank you so much for stopping by my page and glad that you enjoyed the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 37 Points Srabanti Guha (3/22/2014 5:37:00 AM)

    While reading reading this lovely poem, reminds me of my childhood what is missed noe... enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Colleen Courtney (3/21/2014 4:42:00 PM)

    Ah, the dreams of the young, untarnished, innocent minds of children! You captured a child's world so perfectly with this poem. Wonderful job Rachel! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,399 Points Dave Walker (3/21/2014 11:09:00 AM)

    You have painted a beautiful picture of a world so wonderful.
    A fantastic poem. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,010 Points Mr. Nobody (3/19/2014 8:52:00 AM)

    That is my world! ! Nice flow and imagery!

    Time to get busy and cranks our more jewels! ! !
    Come on! We are waiting! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 72 Points Yash Shinde (3/17/2014 11:19:00 PM)

    .........the way the dream world is described holds in itself powerful imagery, hyperbole and exaggeration. All these devices have added to the flow of the poem.......dreams truly hold a world that's beyond natural and beyond vanity of this world...great work dear.... (Report) Reply

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