Yesterday’s Dream… #Poetry

Image by Kate Cox from Pixabay 

Mouth full of words with nothing to say
Empty promises that should never have been made
Tie them all together, what have you got, nothing
After a lifetime of dreaming, there’s a red flag
Perhaps I should have turned around and started again
Have one dream at a time, make it come true
Yesterdays dream was one of the best I ever had
Sitting at my piano, hands poised I freeze
Inside my mind, I am playing, note perfect
Concert hall full of people, seated in silence
Applause, loud in my ear for the music in my mind
Like I said, one dream at a time…


Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Romance🌹 – February 11, 2021


So long ago, loving hands touched these old ivory keys.
The day you left me roses, your favourite piece of music.
I placed my hands where yours had been,
Knowing I would never see you again.
Those beautiful roses faded, your memory still sharp,
Keeping the pain of lost love alive
Time can be so cruel when memory, I wish,
had faded alongside the roses…

© Anita Dawes 2021

Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt Week 32

Our Week 32 picture is pretty much what it shows. An old derelict piano in the snow. If I remember correctly, Lynn snapped the picture near the hamlet of Washago.

Glen is the host of LTPP

Summer months, we played outside.
That old time rock and roll
Our snow bleached piano, snow covered now.
Empty wooded seat waiting
A monument to a time gone by
When having fun cost nothing
When neighbours came carrying food
At the sound of the keys
We played into the night.
With fire bright, under a starlit sky
If you could hear that old piano now
The sound would be a sigh.
A wish blown on to the breeze.
For warm hands to play its keys once more…

© Anita Dawes 2021