Callin’ Her Name

Callin' Her Name
Callin’ Her Name

Dreams and memories, are they the same thing? If not, how are they different? Do you dream of things that should have been? Or do you dream of things you wished would be? It is my thought the difference between dreams and memories is a very thin line. Dreams give us the ability to explore memories of the past and sometimes they cross over into what we craved for in our waking hours. You cannot get to be my age without falling in love a time or two. Sometimes I relive those moments in my dreams and in this perfect world that darkness brings – all the wrongs never existed. Dreaming gives us a gift to quietly and safely go insane every night of our lives. Even if for me – it always ends up callin’ her name.

Callin’ Her Name

She left a memory so passionate and deep,

Each night callin’ her name when I fall asleep.

Been awhile since we parted ways,

Reminiscences and dreams are a wandering maze.

There is a thin line between memories and dreams,

Learning the lesson once again, or so it seems.

Flowed just like smoke through a keyhole,

Callin’ her name in my dream, she starts to stroll.

She was oh so beautiful with long flowing hair,

Never knowing that I should beware.

Within my dreams, she walks without a care,

With her beauty that is forever rare.

We have laughter and good times,

In the mountain breeze, listening to wind chimes.

The beginning I thought she was heaven sent,

Now so confused on what it all meant.

Eyes closed and in my slumber always callin’ her name,

Waking with a start and my heart is in flames.

Tried to forget, but in my dreams she walks,

In the dark at 2 am on my bedroom clock.

Wonder at times if she was ever really here,

As the dream fades and her presence disappears.

Trying to fall asleep, to see how this dream finally ends,

Callin’ her name where my memories and dreams blend.

By Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt has become one of Colorado’s prominent nature photographer’s through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for HubPages and Creative Exiles with the article’s focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L’Amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt’s natural ability as a storyteller. Kurt has published 7 novels all based in and around the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Using the Midnight Wind Publishing brand Kurt has also released a poetry collection called the wandering man collection - Poetry and Thoughts of a Wandering Man - (Uniquely Colorado edition) and now this collection - Poetry and Reflections of a Wandering Man (Random Thoughts edition). Kurt has also published 3 historical reference books, and one humor book. All are available in print or download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is working on his 9th Colorado adventure tale novel “Rocky Mountain Moonshiner”.

6 thoughts on “Callin’ Her Name

  • August 26, 2020 at 7:58 AM

    Yes, Kurt, I can relate to this well-written poem. Many a dream lover have invaded my dreams over the years.

    • August 26, 2020 at 5:10 PM

      Thanks John for your nice comment – I do not believe that we get to be our age without a dream lover or 2 in our lives….. lol… not sure what that says about us!

  • August 28, 2020 at 10:43 PM

    Beautifully phrased verse that touches all who dream about loves that were or could have been. Well done, Kurt.

    • August 29, 2020 at 4:23 PM

      Thank you for stopping by Phyllis and for your wonderful comment.


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