A Dream, poetry by Linda Joyce Cooper at Spillwords.com
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A Dream

A Dream

written by: Linda Joyce Cooper

 

You came to me
In a dream
You looked so peaceful
It was like I was seeing you
When you were younger
You were quiet and still
You were looking at me
Or so it seemed
Behind you was a beautiful
English cottage
And a garden of delphiniums
And lots of other tall plants
Everything was iridescent
The flowers, the garden, you
I remember how you loved to garden

We were quiet for a while
Everything was still
And then
I heard the words
‘I have to go and look after
Someone else’s garden now’
It was like you were saying these words to me
But your lips did not move
I was shocked into a feeling
Of finality
You were gone
And you were no longer my Dad
My loving memory of you lingers on

Linda Joyce Cooper

Linda Joyce Cooper

My name is Linda Joyce Cooper. I have been writing poetry for many years. Sharing my poetry with friends and family, and the public on Facebook.
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