Dream Before Dawn

It is the grey just before dawn,

The lightening flashes from side to side of the grey sky so forlorn.

The tide turns shifting sand in the shallows and the deep

From seaboard to seaboard such secrets they keep.

What use is an umbrella in a thunderstorm,

Why wear a towel in the sea it will just get heavy and disappear as by the waves, from you it is torn.

The umbrella will blow inside out

You will be left naked and cold without a doubt.

It is getting cold now and the wind whips up a pace

Your wet hair slaps you hard around your face.

You kneel cold and lonely on the edge of the sea

A broken umbrella, a sodden towel and a soul that begs to be set free.



Another poem from my earlier days, 2012 : I am sorry to keep using  my older work  but I am so tired  and busy .


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Elizabeth Melton Parsons
    Sep 03, 2014 @ 22:48:50

    Well, I certainly don’t mind the older stuff. Since I only just found you, I’ve never seen it before. 😀 This is very creative and the imagery in the poem exactly matches the photo. Which came first?


    • willowdot21
      Sep 04, 2014 @ 05:22:50

      Thank you Elizabeth,which came first? The photo of the poem? In this case the poem but occasionally I write what I see in a picture.I am glad you liked it.


  2. Let's CUT the Crap!
    Sep 03, 2014 @ 23:43:44

    Surely, this is the the ultimate darkness: By her own hand?


  3. socialbridge
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 06:49:34

    So glad to have a chance to read this gem.


    • willowdot21
      Sep 04, 2014 @ 08:30:11

      I am so glad to hear this Jen I am so busy right now it is a God send to be able to use the older poems. Slight downside they hold Memories thanks for reading and commenting


  4. Celebrating Vef
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 08:23:09

    I adore this poem.


  5. Lala Rukh
    Sep 04, 2014 @ 09:42:02

    The grey just before dawn…I am in love with that mysterious grey. Love your poetry.


  6. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Sep 05, 2014 @ 00:01:51

    The magical words you portray with the pictures you add make for exquisite torture of what’s to come.


  7. Paul
    Sep 05, 2014 @ 05:08:39

    Beautifully written Willow.


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