Wednesday, August 6, 2014

In My Dreams--By Gerald Heyder--United States

In My Dreams

Once upon a summer pond
the sun did cast its glow
as I lay dreaming on the bank
of places I would go.
A gentle breeze of lilac scent
came to cool my brow;
pages in my mind’s eye book
are turning quickly now.
I failed to heed the scripted text
that irks my memory
like whippoorwill with nightly cry
of forlorn melody.
Many suns and many moons
have yearly come and gone
haunting me with sinful age
of never finished song.
Nonfulfillment of my dreams,
places I did not go,
as once upon a summer pond
the sun had cast its glow.

Gerald Heyder is a published poet from Milwaukee, Wisconsin


  1. Gerald, what a beautiful well stated poem
    so true how we do have some regrets letting life challenges pass us by. Mary

  2. Very nice, Gerald! Love the flow, the rhyme and the rhythm of this bouncy, nostalgic poem. Love reading you here on Whispers! It is awesome and inspiring the fabulous writers presented herein! Hope to see you often! Sheri /

  3. Gerald,
    Beautiful poem. I liked the melody of the poem and how you make the poem cone full circle. Great job!
    Your friend,
    David Fox

  4. I quite enjoyed your amazing write Gerald. Your analogy of the unheeded script like 'whippoorwill with nightly cry was so poignant'. Regrets will always be with us as humans but thank goodness memories of things accomplished can lighten the burdened heart.

  5. Hi Gerald, A beautiful, fluid & graceful poem. I enjoyed reading your inspiring words. ~Chris

  6. Hi Gerald. As usual, thank you for a splendid read. This one seems a little bit more passionate in tone and it works well. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  7. Dear Gerald,

    Many of us have dreams that go unfulfilled, so your poem has a universal message. It is also a reminder to start pursuing those dreams while we can and before "the sun had cast its last glow."

    Very beautifully written!


  8. Thank you all for your wonderful thoughts on Gerald's well-written poem. I will send your comments to him. Gerald, good use of imagery to convey your message. Thank you for sharing your talent and for your ongoing encouragement.