100 Word Wednesdays: Poem – Italian Sonnet – “Living Small Dreams” #100WordWednesdays #flashfiction #poetry


Thanks to Bikurgurl for hosting this week’s #100WordWednesdays.

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Credit: Jessie Williams Via Unsplash

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Deep night and the darkness should seem mean, 

But in day time light exposes, reveals. 

The tranquil night holds me and conceals, 

I’m finding that black pitch, it redeems.

Souls in the day ashamed of life’s greeds, 

Broken, lost, but I’m more than what I seem. 

I’m like you, I have fond hopes and wild dreams.

More basic, I just want to have life’s needs. 

Water, food, health insurance, no delusions. 

Meds so I’m like you, not fearing night screams, 

Not having nightmares on cold streets mean. 

A homeless woman, battered, unseemly, 

Wishing for small things, a roof and hygiene. 

Wishing you’d help, want out of here, achieving —

Life where I don’t struggle but live small dreams. 

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©Mandibelle16. (2017) All Rights Reserved. 

9 thoughts on “100 Word Wednesdays: Poem – Italian Sonnet – “Living Small Dreams” #100WordWednesdays #flashfiction #poetry

  1. The Shower of Blessings June 17, 2017 / 6:00 pm

    It’s a sensational sensitive poem! Nice job! Our city has partnership with businesses and churches to serve the homeless as well as the foster kids who turn 18 and no longer have foster home!

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    • mandibelle16 June 17, 2017 / 6:03 pm

      Wow that’s great! We have them too with churches etc as well as many others with charities and businesses. It never seems to be enough though. Especially in a city that gets really cold in winter it’s a concern.

      Like

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