TSM 172 — each night she tries

by day she’s drenched
gloom’s sticky things
forever young
forever trapped

each night she tries
to recapture
the special dream
when she felt free

woolly cushioned
each night she tries
she drifts to sleep
to see bright wings

when moon rise and
when daylight flees
each night she tries
to hear the song

dim dusty trails
that wind along
cold stone pathways
each night she tries

 

Carrie is today’s host for The Sunday Muse.

41 Comments Add yours

  1. Sadje says:

    A heartbreaking poem

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Sadje.

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome Li

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  2. Helen Dehner says:

    Yes, this is a heartbreaking poem … the scourge of too many // Beautifully composed.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Helen, thank you.

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  3. peppermint says:

    My favorite:
    “gloom’s sticky things
    forever young”

    “each night she tries” … That’s enough. ❤

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you, Peppermint, and I appreciate your comment 🙂

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  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    “Each night she tries” … keeps hope alive, and one day the dreams will live!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Beverly, thank you. I know she will keep trying until they do.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this beauty in melancholy, Lisa. 🌞

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    1. msjadeli says:

      You are welcome. Thank you for reading.

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  6. qbit says:

    Try is all we can really do.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Q, you’re right.

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  7. Carrie V. H. says:

    A lovely poem of the human spirit, “each night she tries”, not giving up is half the battle. I love where the image took you Lisa!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Carrie, thank you for your kind comment.

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  8. Sherry Marr says:

    So beautiful, the many ways she tries. A lovely read.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sherry, thank you.

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  9. fireblossom32 says:

    Keep on trying, young one, you’ll find your way!

    Hey, remember your Hemingway prompt and that quote about the broken places? I just ordered some wall art that is a picture of Hem at his typewriter and with that quote on it!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Now that is really awesome! One worth remembering for sure ❤ Thanks for your kind comment.

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  10. badfinger20 (Max) says:

    Well that is completely sad…but I guess that is the point.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I looked at the image and thought this is not going to be a happy poem.

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      1. badfinger20 (Max) says:

        You were oh so right!

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  11. writingwhatnots says:

    Each night she tries – a poem for all young people feeling trapped. Eloquently done Lisa.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Marion, thank you!

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  12. wyndolynne says:

    Beautiful.

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  13. Truedessa says:

    Keep trying to find you way in the dreamscape, there will be crumbs for you to follow into the daylight. I often take refuge in my dreams.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Truedessa, such a beautiful, wise suggestion. I do also. I don’t have to be in control of what happens there or even have an illusion of control like I do when awake 😉

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  14. robtkistner says:

    Oh Lisa, this is so full of vision and my favorite thing — delicious melancholy. Really like this. Your imagery here is so relatable, so real. Well written my friend. 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Rob thank you and glad you relate to it 🙂

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  15. Jim says:

    ms_lili, nice write. Dreams are hard to repeat unless it is a ‘recurring dream’ but we have no control over those either. (I had two, they were quite frequently occurring but after years and years they both stopped, at the same time. But I have not forgotten their contents.) I do hope your heroin will have hers come true.
    BTW, you are the first I for the prompt wrote to the rain. And the flooded stream to cross is another problem of it’s own.
    ..

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you very much, Jim. Dreams are “messages from home” and recurring dreams are important messages that are trying to get through. If you remember the dreams, try to remember when they stopped and what big life event happened at the same time. Maybe you can decipher them that way… Thank you for reading and your interesting comment 🙂

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  16. Jim says:

    Oops, “heroine”,
    Sorry.
    ..

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  17. selizabryangmailcom says:

    Very lyrical and haunting.
    At least she’s still “trying”………..
    Last time I felt any of that I was about 12, and I’ve stopped trying, lol !!
    Just a nice cup of coffee, good book, good movie….I’m okay.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Stacey it sounds like you are in your happy place, and you can’t ask for more than that.

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  18. selizabryangmailcom says:

    So true! 🙂

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  19. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thank you 🙂

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  20. “ each night she tries” – a perfect refrain for this multi-mood piece.

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Sara, thank you very much.

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