dreamer and the dream

you’re a figment
of my imagination

you’re not real

just something seen
from the corner of my eye


happening in the
universe next door

that’s what I tell myself

each and every day


when I look away
there you are

a rain drop glittering in the sky
becomes the blue of your eye

the hint of summer in the air
feels like your soft embrace

the warmth of the sun
turns into a kiss
gentle on my lips


none of it is real

I am here
and you,
you don’t exist


you reel me in
on a silver thread

you wrap me oh-so tight
in shiny satin ribbons

and never let me go


there’s no way we’ll ever meet


right here
in these lines.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

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Sometimes dreams can sustain us and sometimes they just confuse us making it hard to see what’s real and what isn’t, especially if the dream is what we want and real life isn’t. Isn’t that what literature is all about? Sharing someone else’s dreams?


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • Madalena Lobao-Tello
    Madalena Lobao...almost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Madalena. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • 8upchef
    8upchefalmost 3 years ago

    Wow! Wonderful write.

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnoralmost 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much Liz. :-) Hope you had a good Christmas. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawalmost 3 years ago

    So very clever and so moving. I love this.

  • Thank you so much Anna. :-) Hope you had a good Christmas. xoxo ?

    – Sybille Sterk

  • phillipcmiller
    phillipcmilleralmost 3 years ago

    Excellent. So many understand completely…only a figment of the imagination…yet….

  • Thank you so much Phillip. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • S .
    S .almost 3 years ago

    hey you ! what an awesome piece… my dreams usually just confuse me lol !!!

  • Thank you so much Shoaib. :-) I have to most lucid dreams ever, usually remember them too. Most of my stories and poems come from dreams. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Donna19
    Donna19almost 3 years ago

    An interesting thought. I like to think our dreams are unique to us. A certain conditioning of society may affect some of our dreams and when it is what we want as you suggest isn’t that our own preferences kicking in? In this write it is unique to who you are and what a wonderfully insightful mind you have.

  • Thank you so much Donna. :-) I agree, our dreams are probably unique, but I also think that there are common threads and desires within all our dreams. :-) Hope you had a good Christmas. xo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 3 years ago

    this I know oh so well :)))

    love this Sybille xxx

  • Thank you so much Lisa. :-) I think you’ll know the new one here as well.

    Hope you had a good Christmas. xoxoxo ?

    – Sybille Sterk

  • davrberts
    davrbertsalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful, such a wonderful poem

  • Thank you so much. :-)

    – Sybille Sterk

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 3 years ago

    Sigh….such a beautiful piece of poetry Syblille. Resonates with the dreamer in us all. :-) x

  • Thank you so much Lisa. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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