Poetry of the Soul

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn. ~Thomas Gray

The dreamer August 26, 2010

Filed under: poetry — laurenmichelleotheim @ 11:04 pm

Why must a dream deferred explode?
What is so wrong with a raisin,
sticky sweet in an oatmeal cookie?
Where, my children, are the band-aids?
I will fix your sores and kiss them better
with the syrupy sweet sugar of love I will
lift your burdens so they do not sag beneath you.
I believe in different Hughes of color as a
rainbow spreads and melts from one pigment to
another so might we dissipate from old dreams to new.

(c) Lauren Otheim – 2010
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37 Responses to “The dreamer”

  1. brian Says:

    hmm. i wonder is Hughes a proper name…this would give this a whole other feeling…i like oatmeal raisin cookies…mm….smiles.

  2. Jingle Says:

    Sorry for the late reply,
    it is midnight in my place, now it is 7am, I can stay calm and read….

    sweet poem,
    the usage of syrupy is cute..

  3. Jingle Says:

    About getting comments,
    in general, the more you give, the more you get, if you have free moment, I suggest that you scan all participants, comment if possible, that way, your work is more likely to be read,
    Good Luck!
    I value your input and

    enjoy your talent very much!

  4. Olivia Says:

    We definitely need to dream New.. that way we release our old self and begin to walk on a new path exploring new things on our way..
    Happy Journey

  5. Dabir Dalton Says:

    Unfortunately not every dream will come to pass so even as I strive to reach the stars I’ve learned to be happy with the moon…:)

  6. mairmusic Says:

    Langston would smile… Nicely done!

  7. I like how you use active verbs to create such good images:
    “I believe in different Hughes of color as a
    rainbow spreads and melts from one pigment to
    another so might we dissipate from old dreams to new.”
    And Langston Hughes? Brilliant!

  8. Luke Prater Says:

    Nice one, Lauren. Thanks for the visit. I’ll be back here, looks like a cool place to be..

    Warmest Salad


  9. Anky0112 Says:

    nice work…
    nice selection of words…
    nice read πŸ™‚
    keep versing πŸ™‚
    viva la vida

  10. jaredamuscat Says:

    This poem almost make me hungry, that is, hungry as a poet who wants jazz to type a poem. Beautiful.

  11. buttercup600 Says:

    Awesome my friend…love it here x

  12. vacuousverse Says:

    Nicely put – thanks for the great read!

  13. enreal Says:

    your words are so vivid! they waken my senses. well done

  14. made me sort of hungry.. but thats part of the wordplay I guess πŸ™‚ love the love in it, and the cookies too with raisins πŸ˜€

    my entry for the rally is The Butterfly Lover πŸ™‚

  15. oinky Says:

    this is cute πŸ˜€

  16. Imagina Says:

    I love the heartfelt message and the fun diction, Lauren, good job!
    Happy rally πŸ™‚

  17. Artswebshow Says:

    This is really good lauren

  18. tender poem,,
    i love “I will fix your sores and kiss them better” part..

  19. Curtis Says:

    Langston Hughes is one of my favorite poets! That was a great reference.

  20. trisha Says:

    dreamers are the luckiest souls on earth, if they know when to stop.

  21. 700miles Says:

    ohhh good word play….liked this one!!!! take care….

  22. Dakshima Says:

    very good poem, keep up the good work.
    see me on http://loveamongotherthings.wordpress.com/

  23. Jingle Says:

    visit poets back if you can,
    I am thrilled to see many of them here, admiring your work!

  24. barrycyrus Says:

    awesome! as always πŸ™‚

  25. revbillcook Says:

    Lauren, you probably already know that Jingle is stating a new meme for posting poetry (see: http://jinglepoetry.blogspot.com/2010/09/jingle-poetry-open-house-party-welcome.html)

    Once a week the site will feature one poem from the previous weeks posts. We are using Thursday Rally week 27 to select the first featured poem. I’d like to feature this poem for the first seek of Jingle’s Open House Party.

    Please let me know if that is okay with you. Let me know asap, so I can get it set up. Thanks – Bill

  26. Joe Suzz Says:

    i like the vivid emotion in this one. i like the motherly imagery of her taking care of her children with band-aids, cookies, and love. πŸ™‚

  27. barrycyrus Says:

    you must update! haha

  28. Luke Prater Says:

    Nicely played Lauren. A keeper, I reckon.

    Cheers, m’dear


  29. adkwriter15 Says:

    So sweet and beautiful! I love it!

  30. Olivia Says:


    Greetings, friend! How r u?
    I sincerely invite you to join us for a Monday Poetry Potluck party, bring in 1 to 3 poems to share, let our fellow poets read and encourage your creative work, and have fun reading other poets from our list and discover fresh friendship as well!
    This is only once a week opportunity, your talent and hard work deserve attention, I encourage you to sign in and follow our blog so that you get the most updated information about our other features….
    Hurry up, the more you share, the happier we are.
    Hope to see you at our party soon!
    to link in, click on the link via this comment from above, then look at the blue link button at the end of the post, click on the button, have your poem link copy and pasted in the first box, then enter your name, then, your email address…let us know if you need help by leaving a comment under the same post…

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