Written for dVerse Poetics: The Mind of a Child—hosted by Victoria C. Slotto
One night when I was tucked in bed
I had a dream inside my head…
a magic place for someone small
existed through my bedroom wall.
So it was really kind of weird
when a tiny door appeared;
while mom & daddy thought I slept
over to the door I crept,
Without a key it opened wide,
quietly I slipped inside
and in the glow of soft warm light
before me an amazing sight:
on shelves, and tables, even floor
everywhere were toys galore…
teddy bears and dolls and books
covered even smallest nook.
So many little things to see—
I touched each one so carefully;
I played for hours or so it seems
I did not want to leave this dream.
I woke with sunshine on my face
the door was gone without a trace.
I searched each night for many days,
but somehow knew it went away—
to find another child in need
for magic room exists, indeed!
© Ginny Brannan 2013