LAST NIGHT I DREAMED

 Last night I dreamed I lost a child,

 The horror, sadness, all emotions seemed so real.

 As if someone had taken him away,

 Searched did I everywhere, oh! the pain.

 In my dream another gone, one disappearing,

 This was not real as I was dreaming.

 In my dream, I saw paper napkins floating downstream,

 Representing the loss, them going away.

 In my dream, I awoke, a dream within a dream,

 As if I now understood the full meaning.

 When I did awaken I felt relief,

 They did not die, they were not taken.

 It was truly understood, my children were now gone,

 There was some loss as they would not return.

 My children of whom I loved so much were reborn

 Into the adult world,

 I'll forever miss the laughter and play of the 
 Young innocent ones.
                       Keith Garrett    

2 thoughts on “LAST NIGHT I DREAMED

  1. I always assumed I am not the only one who experiences these feelings and visions, Keith–I imagine all parents do. But to read not only your dream, but how you interpret it, feels like such a familiar experience. There are many kinds of loss a parent faces. Thank you for sharing this.

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