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Poem: Dream Escape

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Summary of Poem

Dream escape is a poem describing her feelings of being lost. She is not able to find her way home. As each path confuses her mind she begins to panic. Then suddenly it seems like she has been trapped inside a magic trick when she senses a blanket beneath her toes. She opens her eyes and realizes she was only dreaming.

"The Wizard of Oz: "There's No Place Like Home" 1939"

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"Dream Escape"

She walks out the door for a second,

when suddenly she finds herself lost

on a familiar road

that doesn’t seem the same.


As each path leads to more confusion

a warmth rushes over her body,

panic fills her chest,

feelings of frustration overwhelm her

when her feet can no longer find their way home.


Like being trapped in a magic illusion

suddenly sensing a blanket

lingering beneath her toes,

she abruptly opens her eyes,

seeing herself tucked in bed

like Dorothy of the Wizard of Oz.

"The Wizard of Oz 1939 Home / End Credits"

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 25, 2020:

Shannon,

I am having trouble with the LetterPile site also.

Thanks for coming here to comment.

It does start out as a nightmare with her panicking when she cannot find her way home.

We often lose our direction in life & need to restart in a calmy way.

Everything is fine.

Thanks again.

Shannon Henry from Texas on September 25, 2020:

For some reason, I cannot comment from the LetterPile website and had to go back to the HubPages feed to comment. Hopefully, you receive it.

The story in your poem reads as if the narrator is having a nightmare and yet, I find something more calming in the poem. A sense of all is well.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 25, 2020:

Arennshi,

Thanks for stopping by for a read.

Count yourself lucky if you no longer have those dreams.

Have a great day!

Arensshi from Philippines on September 25, 2020:

I always have these kinds of dreams before when I was younger.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Peggy,

Dreams can really seem real at times.

Thanks for reading.

I love the wizard of Oz.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on September 24, 2020:

I have definitely had some dreams where I was lost, or could not find what I was seeking. Most of my dreams are happier ones, thankfully. I like how you tied this poem to the "Wizard of Oz."

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 24, 2020:

Brenda, you're welcome. The way you respond to my comment is unique. I agreed that a dream must have a meaning or convey some meaning that depicts life realities or is a forewarning. Much thanks.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Bill,

So glad to hear from you.

I don't remember many dreams...they are either nightmares that wake me in the early morning hours or a dream so vivid I see each detail in color.

Thanks for reading.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Kathryn,

Yes, it is a bit of a twist at the end.

Happily she was not lost anymore.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Lorna,

If I remember my dreams they are usually so vivid and in color detail.

They seem so real at that moment.

The wizard of oz is one of my all time favorites too.

Enjoy your day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Miebakagh,

You are right. All of our dreams indeeed have a meaning.

This particular one probably depicts a struggle in one's life.

She must decide which direction to take to fulfill her desires.

Thank you so much for your insight.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Ankita,

Thank you.

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Cheryl,

The wizard of oz is one of my all time favorites.

Thank you & have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

I really hate the dreams that wake you up in the middle of the night.

I seem to remember them for hours.

Have a nice day.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 24, 2020:

I don't remember dreams, but if I did, and I had that dream, I would wake up in a cold sweat.

Love your work!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on September 24, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you.

I hope all is going well for you.

Kathryn Collins from UK on September 24, 2020:

Love it

Relieved for the surprise ending!

Lorna Lamon on September 24, 2020:

Sometimes our dreams can be so realistic, and your poem brings to life the feelings associated with this type of dream.I loved the reference to 'The Wizard of Oz' which is an all-time favourite of mine. Loved it.

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on September 24, 2020:

Brenda, actually, that's an illusion or a reality. But it's a dream, a mad dream in which we have to make out lifes' meaning. I have had dreams similar to the poem these days. But I try manipulating it between the door and the street. The more I tried, the more I linger between dreamland and limbo. Getting tired, I woke up on my own volition, and I hadly worry about a meaning. Thanks for sharing.

Ankita B on September 23, 2020:

Wonderful poem and so relatable. Thank you for sharing this.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on September 23, 2020:

Thank you for this inspiring poem. I still cry when Dorothy tells Auntie Em there’s no place like home.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on September 23, 2020:

Nice and interesting poem and so relatable.

This happens to me so many times, in my dreams. Luckily or unluckily. I do get weird dreams. Thankfully I don't remember them, after waking up.

Good to read your well composed poem. Thank you for sharing.

Rosina S Khan on September 23, 2020:

I loved this poem, Brenda. Not being able to find her way back home and getting overwhelmed, she only realizes that it was a bad dream. I guess there's more hope and light for her in real life. Great writing.