Stephen Cahill Furlong (23 August 1992 / Holles Street, Dublin, Republic of Ireland)
A Wonderful Dream
I had a dream last night, a wonderful dream,
Where you appeared next to me and let your smile grow,
All because you were walking next to me
And I stared down to see your cheeks glow.
It seemed a little drizzly, judging by our jackets,
But your hair was styled into a bun,
Not being affected by weather at all;
It stayed the way you normally had it done.
You lit up and told me that you missed me
Because it felt like forever since I'd seen you last.
We were walking into Rathmines College together,
And you gave time to walk me all the way to my class.
I remember also that we hugged for the first time;
It was you who refused to let me go.
It was a very warm and tight hug, too.
Suddenly it felt like time had turned slow.
The moment had come when you stopped and stared
And stood on your toes to try and kiss me,
But my phone-alarm went off right at that moment,
My brain telling me to 'Wake up to reality, Ste! '
I needed to get up for a Dog Training Course.
After such a wonderful dream, I woke up to nothing.
What happened in the dream will likely never come true,
A fact that forever has me groaning and tutting.
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