Josephine Taylor

Rookie - 120 Points (march 28th 2000 / saint croix falls)

(memoir) Just A Dream - Poem by Josephine Taylor

She walks in the court like she's not guilty at all. I look at her as a tear streams down my face. My heart starts to beat like a mad drummer. She walks in, ready to take a stand for her own self, and not for the daughters she was supposed to love and care for. Thinking back on that day when it all happened, and what led me to this point, was how she came to the cemetery in May.She wasn’t supposed to come to the cemetery. She says she went there for her nephew but we all know the real reason she came. She basically just looked at other stones that were close to where we were and she never went to see her nephew. It's been two years, and we’re just bringing it to court now for her restraining order. My heart beats a little bit faster. My sisters and I were the ones to put the restraining order on her because it was to hard to see her after she gave up on us. It hit me in the heart, like a bullet, seeing her once again in the courtroom. As she talked in her soothing voice it hit me like a huge asteroid coming down upon me. I get the chills running up and down my back. More tears fall down my face, I wonder if she can hear my cry every night before I go to sleep as I try to sing that lullaby she say to me “ you are my sunshine my little sunshine”.There are too many memories of my mom and me that I was trying to forget but I can't because there’s too much stuff that goes on. I look over at my dad sitting on the bench; he looks at me with such a sad face. I look over at my sisters, sitting down at the table, waiting for their turn to come up and sit in the witness stand. They have mascara running down their face. My heart beats faster, faster, and faster as I wake up and realize- it was just a dream.

Topic(s) of this poem: sad love

Form: ABC


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This memoir was writen right after i had a dream about going to qourt and feeling the pain and all the emotions that went through my body in the dream.

Comments about (memoir) Just A Dream by Josephine Taylor

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (11/26/2016 7:53:00 AM)


    A great dream and how you are so vivid in explaining it. i really thought it was something real. so vivid ar u in your description. thank you dear poetess. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 22, 2015



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