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Dreams of You (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo

[Author’s Note: Based on a dream I had a couple of years ago.]

I met you deep in dreams last night

  a person who departed from reality

    when I was still too young to understand

         the voids that absences could create

              You used to embrace me a great deal

      that is one of the few things I remember

     and everything else used to seemed like

faded photos and audio tracks in my mind

Each day was a memory

     which slipped away




  over the years

. . . until I feared you would disappear forever

So when I saw you there before me

    clear as a ray of dawn through window blinds

(deep in the sleepy corridors of my mind)

      I started to run long before your arms opened

        for an embrace soft as my memory ever knew

           My tears trickled as you whispered in my ear,

              “I am always with you, mija.”


13 thoughts on “Dreams of You (A Poem)

    1. Ah, possibly technical difficulties? That has happened to me a few times when commenting online.

      Anyway, thank you so much, and yes–this poem is indeed about my grandmother. I had this dream a while after she passed away, where we got to spend time together, and I expressed my sadness that she was gone.

      The interesting thing was that in the dream, she basically told me, “It’s okay, mija. What will be, will be. But it’s okay.”


    1. Dreams have been blessings when it comes to connecting with and handling some of the complicated feelings of losing loved ones, especially grandparents. It’s good to know that several people have had similar dreams, and that they’ve been healing experiences as well.

      Sending you a virtual hug, my friend.

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