The Girl In My Dream

The Girl In My Dream has previously been published in All of Me Vol. IV, courtesy of Shadow Spark Publishing.

Listen to The Girl In My Dream by Richard Charles Stevens

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I’ll never forget the very first time I saw her
a beauty like hers is not one you tend to forget you see
those big wide eyes of hers captured me in an instant
I the grateful prisoner
shackled with willing
I pled guilty to first degree love long before she slipped on the manacles

She visits me each time I slumber
tracing her fingertips across my swollen heart as she passes
the most delicate of thunders bellows inside me
each time she catches the light
with a luminescence that burns my eyes right out of their hollows
kissing the tears of deep red as they stream

Dead night has its terrors
I know each of mine intimately
these harbingers of sorrow cling to each of my fears
tease them out without a vague hint of romance
my frozen screams try desperately to thaw
but these cold hands continue to stifle

And then there is she
the girl in my dream
like mercury she pools around my soul’s rusty cage
seeping into the vital force that fuels my very desire
and the innermost passion serving its life sentence
is granted the sweetest of parole

Every time that I slumber she comes
I bring her freshly picked lilies from the garden of Atlantis
stroke the hair from her face
would give all that I am for a single embrace
clinging to nocturne like a young boy does his father’s hand
I never wish to wake from this dream

Richard Charles Stevens

Keeper of The Crimson Quill

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    1. Really glad you liked this one. I read this with the audio at least three times a day and every last time I choke right up. Would love to do a live reading of this one as there is nothing more sincere than a vulnerable tone and parts of it are read almost at a whisper.

  1. “like mercury she pools around my soul’s rusty cage”

    And bathes you in WD40.
    Beautiful work, your romantic prose is like no other and you’re incredibly gifted 🏆

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