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Not wanting to awaken
And sunlight pierce my eyes
Not wanting to be shaken
Or even want to die

Still it does come swiftly
And splits the window pane
In dream-time gently drifting
Awakened, I refrain

He placed his luscious fruit
Beneth my tired feet
He played the gentle flute
I followed it so sweet

The melody so tender
Draws me away from fear
Ands closer to the sender
Than the shadow in the mirror

I turn to face the pillow
Where gentle laid his head
Was there amongst the night-glow
But daylight leaves no thread

The ghosts come dancing strongly
They twist and turn and spin
They sing past pains so clearly
I run to hide within

The prison cell restrains me
Though my voice can reach beyond
‘Who is the guard, where the key
To put melody to song?’

I wander in the corridor
Amongst the shadowed walls
He raises tired hopes once more
In answer to my calls

The crystal prison walls I sees
Are only made of glass
His arm directs a sunlit beam
To splinter through a crack

The prism splits the prison
And echoes light from light
A rainbow falls within
Allowing freedom’s flight

The choice becomes alone now mine
Reality in twist….
Am I awake in dreamtime
Or asleep in daylights mist?

Digital Art
Photoshop CS5

Special thanx to Stock:


I knew I wanted to be an artist at age 4 (Full story: Click on full portfolio, Click on my name)

I am permanently disabled and work at home. Previously, I have been employed as Art Director at California Manufacturers Association and Production Artist at SMW Communications of Sacramento CA.

I studied art at The Academy of Art in San Francisco 1977-79
Oils. Acrylics. Watercolors. Pastels. Inks. Charcoals. Graphites.

Currently I am focused and self taught in Digital Art.

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  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...almost 2 years ago

    Oh! this is exquisite & a 5 * fave ;~} Valz ♥

  • thanks so kindly Val!

    – Tammera

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whitealmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Tammera.

  • thank you Julie!!

    – Tammera

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    01-19-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been featured in ART UNIVERSE

  • Feature!!~~
    Thank you so very kindly for this feature hon!!

    – Tammera

  • Sarah Vernon
    Sarah Vernonalmost 2 years ago

    Delightful, Tammera! Pinned

  • thanx so much Sarah!! and for the pin!

    – Tammera

  • …and thanx so kindly for the pin!!

    – Tammera

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice work!

  • :Thanx kindly Svetlana

    – Tammera

  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful, Tammera

  • Thanx so much Tori!

    – Tammera

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you Shelly!!

    – Tammera

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenalmost 2 years ago

    STUNNING !!!!

  • thanx for the great reply Warren!

    – Tammera

  • Rhonda Strickland
    Rhonda Stricklandalmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful & the writing is exquisite. . . very vivid and descriptive visuals….. :o)

  • awww…I am so pleased you liked the poetry…especially since I admire your writting!! Thanx so much my friend!!

    – Tammera

  • Yvonne Emerson
    Yvonne Emersonalmost 2 years ago

    Love it!

  • thanx so kindly hon!

    – Tammera

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