Savita Tyagi


A Dream Experience And Its Impressions I - Poem by Savita Tyagi

Last night's dream was awfully unusual
Some thing I rarely have experienced
Death and destruction not of Nature's
But the casualties caused by humans.

Heartless, robot like cruel humans
Striking adults with black cannons
Smashing babies like clay figures.
Body parts scattered every where.

Amid all that chaos stood my
Frozen, cold face, statue like figure
Devoid of any grief or sadness
Or the slightest frantic awareness.

Though in all honesty I should have been
Trembling and moaning with eyes closed
Unable to wake up from that horrible dream
But nothing like that of sort happened.

Waking consciousness took over eventually
Reconstructing the dream I became fearful
Recollecting my frozen icy expression
How should I think of that mental regression.

Does it resemble our mostly quiet life style
Partly brought upon with advancing years
Where deprived of new life adventures
Calm mind descends into eon collections.

Free and unhindered plays in its own scenarios
Or is it that I have become immune to suffering
Death, destruction, gunshots and bomb blasts
All kind of horror acts known for happenings.

It causes no emotional disturbance or
Personal impact when seen from a distance
Is it emotional maturity or lack of empathy?
A horrible state of mind to be in certainly.

To lose compassion for pain and suffering!
To become a neutral witness of dying babies!
Oh! Lord! Please never never let me become
Such a person not even in my dreams.

Let me remain a human with a grieving heart,
Extending a helping hand whenever I could,
Let me not be without the love and empathy
That connects us all from farthest of distance.

Let this dream not be the indication of what
Lies there beyond the time called golden years
When life transforms me into a heartless
Stone cold figure in a fragile cage of bones.

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams


Comments about A Dream Experience And Its Impressions I by Savita Tyagi

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (11/22/2017 9:26:00 PM)


    A poignant and touching poem The last two lines creates a space in readers mind to be insightful (Report) Reply

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  • Shahin Latif (12/2/2015 4:24:00 AM)


    Dream is life to everyone. Otherwise anyone can't live in this world. Great ink! A lot of thanks dearest poet Savita Tyagi. Be well always. (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (9/2/2015 1:34:00 AM)


    A tears bringing poem, may everyone wish and pray like you. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (9/1/2015 12:36:00 AM)


    Let me remain a human with a grieving heart,
    Extending a helping hand whenever I could,
    Let me not be without the love and empathy
    That connects us all from farthest of distance.

    A very compassionate prayer! With such feelings inside, your bad dream will remain only a dream and is not likely to be translated into reality! To become a 'neutral witness' to suffering is not possible for persons of our temperament! A great write Savita! A10
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  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/30/2015 2:06:00 PM)


    Let an awful dream not form base for unwanted conclusions. Let it lead to compassionate, sympathetic, and humane feeling. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynab Kamoonpuri (8/28/2015 1:35:00 PM)


    Wow what an inspiring compassionate poem that exhorts towards feeling towards any suffering humans, far or near! We need more such people in the world who care n feel and i strongly share yor cares for humanity. Kudos! Great to read u again. (Report) Reply

  • Daniel Brick (8/28/2015 6:08:00 AM)


    This is a profound poem. I believe you correctly interpreted your dream: you were offered peace of min at a terrible cost - the surrender of empathy and you found you could not do so. TO BECOME A NEUTRAL WITNESS might ease the pain of sharing the suffering of others but what a moral loss that would be. We feel compassion naturally - it the nature we share with humanity. I have been re-reading the AENEID with a friend. When Aeneas tells others of the carnage of the Fall of Troy, Virgil writes as a moral witness himself, THERE ARE TEARS EVERYWHERE, AND HUMAN SUFFERING TOUCHES THE SOUL. We would be lesser beings of our humanity did not display such compassion as you and the ancient poet display. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/27/2015 5:37:00 PM)


    Let me remain a human with a grieving heart,
    Extending a helping hand whenever I could,
    Let me not be without the love and empathy
    That connects us all from farthest of distance. ......of course, as a human he or she should have love and empathy or any other divine qualities. So truely and nicely depicted in means of a dream with wonderful imagery. Thanks for sharing.....10
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, August 28, 2015


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