Another Dream

For NaPoWriMow: Day 27

fireflies, lit, sleep, door, turns, fall


Another Dream

Left my door open just a crack,
then turned over and fell asleep.
Watched fireflies flit and flutter
against the ceiling, then fly
in kaleidoscopic formations,
dazzling my eyes as I tried
to follow their machinations.

I’d like to make myself believe,
they came with a message lit up
just for me. Of a world healed
and whole with peace and love
enduring. Insuring that life will
always be. But, even I know that
dreams are never all they seem.

Elizabeth Crawford  4/27/16

Notes: Prompt was to use the six words taken from Fireflies by Owl City, and/or a line or lines from the song to build a poem. The lines I chose are italicized.

Image is a photo of a bonfire, put through the kaleidoscope app.

Musical Inspiration:

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Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here:
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3 Responses to Another Dream

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    I love the dancing of the fireflies…..and then that profound closing line……….wonderful, Elizabeth!


  2. Tom Merriman says:

    A nice dream all the same, Elizabeth! One can always hope!


  3. pmwanken says:

    What a nice dream…

    …a world healed
    and whole with peace and love

    I liked this! But then…I do like fireflies! I remember writing a fireflies poem to one of your musical prompts…! (


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