Haunt My Dreams

Latent dreams …


Flawless, this ineffable sight

Exists as harbinger of light

To me she came in latent dreams

routing labyrinths of thorny means—


Her hair in gossamer-like waves,

My heart ruptured from its cage

Her framework was divinity,

The ones spoke of in prophecy—


The ones that now I can’t forgive

The dreams that now my mind forbids

How quickly so a dream appears,

then quicker so the vision clears.


The smiles come in so bitter sad

Just knowing the musings I’ve had

ones that left my sheets so restless

a figment that left me breathless.


Her lips like fruit’s forbidden taste

as clocks did ring a lustful waste

awake I jumped, my sad heartbeat

Described with words as incomplete.


Paul Neglia
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Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

10 thoughts on “Haunt My Dreams

  • April 24, 2017 at 6:02 PM

    Excellent Paul, flawless rhyme and imagery. That opening stanza pulled me right into the dream.
    And…love the line~
    ‘The ones that now I can’t forgive
    The dreams that now my mind forbids’

    Very good, enjoyed it!

  • April 24, 2017 at 9:49 PM

    A most ethereal dream that stirs the soul, lingers like a shadow. Beautifully expressed and wonderful imagery Paul. Excellent work as always.

    • April 26, 2017 at 11:46 AM

      Thank you so much Tony I’m lad you enjoyed this.

    • April 26, 2017 at 11:48 AM

      Thank you John I am happy you took favor with this piece.

  • April 27, 2017 at 3:25 AM

    Another “rupturing” tale of unrequited, yet dreamed of, loving…with special emphasis on the vibrant, physical tense! Very enjoyable, young bard!

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