Always Eighteen Poem by Matt Mooney

Always Eighteen

Rating: 5.0

The clearness of a dream
I had in bed last night
Has dimmed at dawn-
I'm awake and looking west,
Its dialogue in a deep sleep
Now almost vanished
In the wash of awakening.

In the dream, so real I swear,
She appeared:
Into my head as I slept she crept:
Always eighteen.
As lovely as I left her
At her father's hearth
And said our last goodbyes
To all the years of my unspoken love.
Love's Labour- I began to say,
(Speaking of the title of a play)
But there she stopped me
In my mid line
To finish it herself this time:
'Love's Labour- is never- Lost'

Both Shakespeare and myself.
That was the only thing she said
As with the dream she left my bed.

G Sweeney 07 January 2011

A very wonderful, moving poem. always eighteen, yes that is where i want to be and love's labor never lost is a beautiful beautiful thought to hold onto forever. gayle

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Rekha Mandagere 08 February 2011

The thought 'Love's Labour- is never- Lost' is highly moving one towards deep faith in is a great gift to all of us.

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Kanav Justa 29 December 2012

It touched my heart straight away..... awsum writee

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Bri Edwards 12 October 2013

i especially enjoyed the following lines: slept she crept: Always eighteen. That was the only thing she said As with the dream she left my bed. besides enjoying the rhymes, i found your lines very picturesque. thanks for sharing. i give it an excellent, which i don't give easily. in fact if i wait too long to vote i may drop it a notch. na.

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Karin Joyce 19 October 2013

The tender memories of youth. Powerful. As lovely as I left her at her father's hearth. Soars your heart back in time. Well done. Best of luck.

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Aya Nasr 12 November 2019

Matt, it's been a while ago, sweetest and simplest line i've ever read " As with the dream she left my bed." , men of this age have no idea nor will understand any of these lines.

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Matt Mooney 10 November 2019

My belated but sincere gratitude to all of you who reacted to and commented on 'Always Eighteen. Bless you.

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Bri Edwards 22 April 2018

it's going into my/our May showcase today. thanks. bri ;)

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Bri Edwards 03 April 2018

4 1/2 years later i have returned to this poem, not realizing i'd read it (see previous comment, if you wish) . favorite lines so far (and almost then as well) : She appeared: Into my head as I slept she crept: ...................and again i especially enjoyed the last stanza. to MyPoemList and i think my future May showcase. it's a very fine poem! ! ! bri :)

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S.zaynab Kamoonpuri 23 March 2015

Wow what a vision and sensational how u put the dream to ink of poetry! Great way to share a vivid dream in style! Thumbs up. Nice to read u again poet.

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Matt Mooney

Matt Mooney

South Galway, Ireland.
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