Dreamcatcher

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic
This poem is for Crazygirl's writing competition. I had to write something about a topic she would assigned; I got "Native Americans". That's why I decided to explore the legend of the dreamcatcher and how it came to be, while I explore the subject of heartbreak and the longing of someone. I hope you all enjoy it.

Submitted: June 06, 2017

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Dreamcatcher

Ojibwa legend says “Mother Spider”,
Of protection she was the provider,
But her tribe started to slip off her hands
As Ojibwe continued to grow across the lands,

That’s why she created the first dreamcatcher,
For bad dreams and dark thoughts could be captured.
And that’s how all of the monsters of the night,
Would be dead and gone come morning light.

You could find them hanging from the trees;
Mothers hung them by their babies’ cribs.
They were all protected from the nightmares,
And remained untouched by the night scares.

So I hung a dreamcatcher above my bed,
To keep you from invading my head,
For I’ve spend the past nights unable to sleep,
As your memory still cuts me oh so deep.

And I stare at it, hanging from the ceiling; 
I pray and pray for it to take away this numbing feeling,
For you left me and my whole world fell apart;
I’m hoping this dreamcatcher will mend my heart.

“Mother Spider” created the dreamcatcher,
For all bad dreams and nightmares could be captured.
And I hang it from my ceiling every night,
Hoping your memory’s dead come morning light.

 


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