UKArchive

UKArchive ID: 35349

We All Dream Alone
by mikeverdi
Originally published on August 14, 2015 in Poetry        


A picture poem.


 photo wolf4 picture with words_zpsk6nae5k7.png

© mikeverdi (Mikeverdi on OLD UKA)

UKArchive ID: 35349
Archived comments for We All Dream Alone


sweetwater on 14-08-2015
We All Dream Alone
You took my breath away with this one Mike, then you reduced me to tears, the last three lines really hit home. For many here ( not all are spring chickens, me included ) and many we love have reached the last few hours on time's clock, and everything becomes so precious. The use of the cold rather harsh picture emphasised your words so well. I know ratings are not really used much now but in my view this deserves a 10. Sue xx

Author’s Reply:
That's a lovely thing to say. Yes I had all of the comments in mind when I wrote this, so many friends all clock watching. I am burdened with dreams,not all bad, but lately….

Mike

XxX


Supratik on 15-08-2015
We All Dream Alone
Overwhelmed! Read it a number of times. Every word, every line in the poem is full with the strangest truth, dream; the poem takes the entire world inside; I have never felt that the word 'alone' could be so inclusive?

Author’s Reply:
Ahhh….now I'm overwhelmed. So pleased you liked my effort, so many thoughts playing with my world at the moment.

Thanks for your kind words, always appreciated my friend.

Mike


Weefatfella on 15-08-2015
We All Dream Alone

 photo c673dadc-2d28-4407-9a21-a191bcf6d656_zpsp2y54f3y.jpg

Aye! Mike. Very well put mate. Maybe they are good wolves and have only come to show you the way. Nha! Wie Yirsell They'll be right ugly, evil buggers.

Weefatfella.

Author’s Reply:
HaHaHa! yes, that would be my luck all right Paul. I've never seen them as anything but beautiful creatures in truth, however…. not sure any more. Maybe Alison can help me 🙂

Mike


Pronto on 19-08-2015
We All Dream Alone
Beautifully presented work Mike and so chillingly real to those of us who have passed the three score and ten.

Excellent work indeed.

Author’s Reply:
Thanks for reading this one, the top mark and kind words. Having just lost a mate, and another on the slippery slope, I think my thoughts just spilled out after a shit night. Funny how some work gets more attention than another, I really liked doing this one.

Mike


Pronto on 19-08-2015
We All Dream Alone
Oddly enough Mike I was at the funeral of an old Army mate just this Thursday gone. I also have another dear friend who will probably not see Christmas. It gives one pause does it not.

Author’s Reply:
Indeed, we are of an age where all are at risk… Best have a drink then, mine is a large one 🙂 seriously I have shed so many tears, been close myself. Now I try to enjoy what's left to me.

Fuck'em if they can't take a joke

Mike


Kipper on 09-09-2015
We All Dream Alone
Nearly missed this one Mike. So pleased I found it.

You have expressed so well thoughts that most of the old codgers in this little group of friends must all have thought from time to time.

Poetic, beautifully phrased and beautifully presented.

Stick around!

Michael (I'll just have another quick read before I go)

Author’s Reply:
HaHaHa! So kind of you to take the time to go back. I wondered if the picture was a bit much? I did enjoy doing it. The words were as I felt, as most of my work is.

Thanks again

Mike

ps. I sent you a message?

pps. If it was you that nominated this one….huge thanks😊


stormwolf on 03-10-2015
We All Dream Alone
OI!oi! oi!

Not ALL wolves are bad ye ken. I like the anology, the imagery and the layout too. The sparce words in keeping with the subject in hand.

I can relate but in my case my wolves will be so welcome as to bring me to tears of joy. By that I mean that my wolves are intense belonging for me if that makes sense.

Well done Mike.

Alison x

Author’s Reply:
HaHa! I said to WFF in my reply to him, you may have something to say about this one. I love wolves, I think you know that. The thoughts and dreams that are possessing me are not of my choosing unfortunately. I thank you for taking the time to look back at my work, so pleased you approve of this one. If it's your nomination…..double thanks 😊

Mike XxX