Dream Weaver

As my children sleep,

I seize their sorrows

Looming uncertainties

Become a tapestry of bliss


Knitting new reveries,

I cast out their worry

They stir –

Deft fingers daren’t drop a stitch


I weave tales of far-off tomorrows,

Shimmering, incubating nebulae

They are reborn! Invincible, pure

Astral entities, stellar souls at play


Deep space enormous embraces them

They plot new paths, new galaxies

Try infinitesimal on for size

Endlessly changing; in flux, at ease


Their lashes tap dance as I spin new fates 

I sew vermilion fields under sequined skies

They whirl and frolic, woozy frothing joy

All overlapping laughter and leaking eyes


No more monsters, no more demons 

Grasping, grabbing at young lives 

They delight in shadows, phantasmal playmates 

Reeling, wheeling lullabies


Ragged breathing turns slow and sweet

Plush arms lose their grip

Plusher bears plummet, having served their purpose

Smiles caress pale lips


I lay down my tools; careworn hands rest

Silence, save soft exhales

Nascent dreams have been repaired

In the moments between breaths

Blaize Kelly Strothers is a writer and artist from NYC. She lives in PA with her husband and sons and gigantic cat, Ozzy. You can find her at blaizestrothers.com.


Photo by Johannes Plenio on Unsplash

Creator Spotlight:
Blaize Kelly Strothers
Author of “Dream Weaver”

What inspired you to write this story/poem? 

My children inspired me! The deepest feeling of satisfaction for me is making them happy. 

What do you hope readers take from this story/poem? 

I hope readers feel some kind of emotion by the end, hopefully peace or calm.

To give other writers hope, would you mind sharing with us how many edits and/or submissions this story/poem has been through?

According to Microsoft Word, at least 142 changes to the initial poem.

Recommend something to us! This could be a book, a short story, a video game, a project you’ve heard about, something you’re working on, etc. Anything that has you excited and that you want people to know about.

I’d recommend The World at the End of Time by Frederik Pohl! I read it years ago and still think about it often. I’d also recommend Isaac Asimov’s entire Foundation, Robot, and Empire series, the greatest story ever told.

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