Cathy Smith


Dreamland - Poem by Cathy Smith

that same day i thought
i caught you hanging up on
the telephone and bought you
some flowers to tell you that i knew
that that was you on the phone
i didn’t want to be too subtle
the flowers should
have been larger better
prettier for you
there wasn’t any letter in my box
today beyond dreaming i reached in
and felt around the
metal sides the box
was empty except for a
few letters informing me of
forthcoming sales god
i hope i’m not being a
fool you know that probably
wasn’t even you on the phone

Topic(s) of this poem: love, relationships

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

this poem is actually about living in Hollywood, California (ie Dreamland) and is a double metaphor for a disappointing relationship.

Comments about Dreamland by Cathy Smith

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/19/2016 12:28:00 PM)


    Prettier for you. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/17/2016 11:10:00 AM)


    Nyc poem....i lyk it (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 19, 2015



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