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poetry by j matthew waters

when young he dreamed of touching the sky


when pretending to sleep in the crib
many friends of the family
came and went
commenting about this and that

my conscience told me this is exactly
how it will be in the end

bored from all the attention
I fell asleep and
dreamed of becoming the man
who lived to touch the sky


july two thousand fourteen
copyright j matthew waters
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14 thoughts on “when young he dreamed of touching the sky

  1. Nezra's Opiate on said:

    “my conscience told me this is exactly
    how it will be in the end”
    Yes. 🙂 Good piece

  2. Ahh, the unreachable dreams of youth.

  3. We can still touch the sky, John. Lovely poem!

  4. Oh my gosh, John – completely lyrical and enchanting – beautiful! K

  5. Another “Wow” John, simply lovely!

  6. I agree with Lauren, definitely a wow!! Such an elegant and meaningful poem, and if I picked up a novel written with prose like that I’d be in readers heaven! 🙂

  7. Precisely – it always ends where it all begun…

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