Imaginary Friend

My Namrah, fantastical beast,
is always waiting near.
When fear accompanies darkness,
I know he will be here.

He flies me to the shining stars,
appears within my dreams.
Lifts me up on widespread wings
and soars through sequined streams.

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Frank is our guest host at dVerse, the virtual pub for poets, and asks us to write a poem in common meter. This is one of the most difficult types of poetry for me to master. Pub opens at 3 PM Boston time.

14 thoughts on “Imaginary Friend

    • lillian February 3, 2017 / 6:37 am

      Thanks, Bjorn. Really struggled with this one but fun to work it through.

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  1. frankhubeny February 2, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Very nice common meter. I could hear it clearly. I did not know what a Namrah was and so I had to look it up and it looks like one of those would make a wonderful imaginary, if not also a real, friend.

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    • lillian February 3, 2017 / 6:39 am

      🙂 Well, for me, Namrah is simply the strange name I gave to this mythical beast who is totally imaginary on my part. A long time imaginary friend who lets me soar when things are sad…mainly in that space just before we are in sound sleep, where we have somewhat control of our dreaming 🙂 Glad you enjoyed. And thanks for hosting!

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  2. Grace February 2, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Good to have the comfort and support of the imaginary friend in times of darkness. Love this part best:

    Lifts me up on widespread wings
    and soars through sequined streams.

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    • lillian February 3, 2017 / 6:40 am

      Sequined dreams on a starry night 🙂 Namrah is happy to take you there, if even but for a moment!

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  3. erbiage February 2, 2017 / 4:57 pm

    Very nice all around Lillian, and “Sequined streams” for the win.

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    • lillian February 3, 2017 / 6:41 am

      I’m looking out from our deck this early morn at Bermuda’s aquamarine waters, glistening in the sun….they must indeed look like sequined dreams from above 🙂

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  4. Bryan Ens February 3, 2017 / 7:33 am

    For a form that you struggle with, you did very well! The common meter was clear throughout.

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    • lillian February 3, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Trust me. I struggled: wrote, red aloud, marked accents etc. It was work after the original creative thought. My personal opinion? I don’t think creative writing should be hard — on the other hand, I enjoy learning! 😊

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    • lillian February 3, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Namrah is the best — helps me soar when spirits are down.

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