Poem| I Carry the Burden of Dream

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Opinion about Poem: Poetry is reflection of dreams, if we see it in the context of love poetry.There are forms of poetry where rhyming is encouraged, but some of the best poems focus on cadence and concept. Poetry allows for the creation of your own rules. You can ignore grammar and syntax, and still create a piece of art. You can invent new words. You can put the cart before the horse. Your poem offers the reader a glimpse into the soul. It comes from the heart. The ideas and meaning and emotion come from the fire within. This poem is written while walking through fire. I hope you enjoy it.

I wish I could lead you back to the weaving tracks,
we carved in our youth
the white mare we rode together,
I cupped hands and heaved you up
picked the mushrooms,
and above all, the dreams we shared.

Listen: those dreams are heavier now,
I can't carry them by myself.
I wonder if you’d remember, the way I do,
The dreams you helped create.
Remember that one dream?
The one kissing in the moonlight?
Last night, the moon and I wept for that.

Our dreams have become so old,
and don’t let me sleep
my heart cramps when I weep for our dreams.
I touch them alive again!

You told me you would hear my cries at night.
Would you now listen to the creak of my bones
as they protest every bend?
People say I’m old-
the mirror sees not wrinkles on my face,
caused by the weight of long, aged dreams
that drag me to my knees.

Do they not still call to you?
They seek you in dark alleys.
Come back and take your dreams,
I can’t carry them alone.

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Muhammad Nasrullah Khan is the publisher of Creative Corner. His short stories and poems are well-recognized internationally for his unique style. His creative work has appeared in Adbusters, Evergreen review, Indiana Voice Journal, Newtopia Magazine, Gowanus Books,Offcourse literary Journal University at Albany, The Raven Chronicles, and many others. His book is available on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08D7WZXVL

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