I’m swimming

just beneath the surface

of my dream;

not fighting,

letting the current

carry me,

like fronds

of some pliant plant.

Bluegreen light;

far above


with a faint murmur:

I drift …

And now:


a heartbeat


A ticking clock;

A shrill alarm.

I’m going to be late for her lesson!


33 Comments Add yours

  1. adeeyoyo says:

    This is lovely, Cindy. It reminds me of an ‘awake dream’ I once had when meditating (lol, nearly said medicating!).

    My doc told me to take cranberry juice in capsule form and I bought Dischem Gold softgel capsules which can be used as treatment or preventative meds. Only the dose differs. Maybe this will sort things out. They worked for me, but the symptoms were just beginning.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I will get the capsules, thanks adee. Never want an experience like that again.

  2. souldipper says:

    Great description – the fronds of a pliant plant. I love that state and that is a perfect visual for me.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks souldipper, I like that state too 🙂

  3. I hope I don’t have what you have

    that waking dream makes me panic

    1. theonlycin says:

      The panic subsides as soon as you realise it’s just a dream 🙂

  4. MissChris says:

    Hurry hurry mum!! 🙂

  5. Naomi says:

    Exquisite imagery, Cindy 🙂 Sure your Bunn was glad it was a dream!

    1. theonlycin says:

      hehe … she’d give me hell if it was reality 😉

  6. dustus says:

    Has a descending cadence that builds to accentuate the panic at the end. Great wording and imagery too.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank Adam, from whence it comes your comment means a lot 🙂

  7. lifecoachdee says:

    thanks cin for your kind words. keep in touch!

  8. gospelwriter says:

    Love the dream – I hate when realtime interjects its demands so crudely into lovely dreams… hm, wouldn’t mind if it interfered more often with nightmares, though. :o)

    1. cindy says:

      Yes, nightmares do sometimes seem to be allowed to go on for too long uninterrupted …

  9. slpmartin says:

    As I was reading you gave the sense of flowing with you words…and then the sudden surfacing to real time…alas I hate it when my best dreams end before they’ve finished telling the full story.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I know, and you can’t go back to sleep and pick up where the dream left off!

  10. Paula says:

    Ain’t it awful when that soothing lub-dub sound turns out to be the tell-tale heart of an alarm clock? Hope you are recovering rapidly!

  11. Kavita says:

    You really had me there, Cindy! heheh
    How nicely we are drifting in there….only to be rudely awakened! Grrr!!!

    Really enjoyed this one.. can soooo relate to it! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you Kavita 🙂

  12. buttercup600 says:

    I agree with the above…was totally into it and then…bang!! Darn!! Awesomeness and loveeeeeeeeeeee that pic, so wanted to see it!! Big hugs altogether!! oxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    1. theonlycin says:

      I am going to mail you one of her that you wil love. xxx

  13. Tokeloshe says:

    Well done!

    Strange the photo was large in my reader 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      I initially put in a larger one, but worried about the readers’ bandwidth. I will tag you in a FB ballet pic of her.

  14. Jamie Dedes says:

    Oh my! Is this dream universal among mothers?

    Nicely wrought poem, Cindy. Thank you!

  15. Olivia says:

    Beautiful very realistic… 😀 xox

  16. Olivia says:


    Hello, friend:

    Monday Poetry Potluck Is NOW open, linking is open from Sunday 8pm to Tuesday, 8pm, welcome join us by linking in 1 to 3 poems, you could use an old poem, the more you share, the happier we are…hurry up!
    Thanks in advance.
    Hope to see you in our lovely potluck…

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