Should Have

I dreamed last night that you had died

Why had I not tried harder

to bring you from that brink?

 

I dreamed last night you burned in flames

engulfing you in every way

Where was I but watching you become ashes?

 

I dreamed last night that you were lost

I tried to show you where to go,

but you couldn’t see me.

 

I dreamed last night that I was weak

I should have been there

to bring you from that brink.

 

Your silent screams

still echo in my mind.

 Your sightless eyes

are burned into my heart.

 

I dreamed last night that you were dead,

forever gone and lost

 Where was I?

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Comments

words.like.fireflies

The imagery is beautiful and heartbreaking. Your style makes it feel so relatable. ❤

Manic-Pixie

Thank you so much! I wrote this a couple of years back and I'm happy to see that the imagery speaks as it does to readers. 

All My Unity,

Manic-Pixie

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