Day Four – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Echoes of Forgotten Dreams” by David Ellis

Hello poetry aficionados!

It’s Day Four of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with a group of spicy individuals teaming up as Peppers!) and I’m back with another video vying for your valuable time.

Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.


I was inspired to write this little ditty by the verbal prompts supplied by the OctPoWriMo group (no, not a bunch of octopuses doing poetry jams but instead a group of clever people that did poetry throughout the month of October).

Here is the link to the prompt that I used:-

OctPoWriMo 2017 – Day 4: Between the Clouds and the Water

And if you would like another alternative prompt, you could always try either or another one from Robert Lee Brewer at Writers Digest:-

2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge: Day 4 by Robert Lee Brewer

And here is my poem in written form in case my accent confused you and my face caused you to run to the hills screaming for mercy. Or maybe you would just like to read it instead. I hope it is the latter 🙂



Photo by Kanenori at Pixabay

“Echoes of Forgotten Dreams” by David Ellis

Drawn to the water
Where secrets whisper
Music that I need to hear

Deafened by the roar
Of sweet nothings
Caressing the breeze
As if we had known each other all of our lives

Carried by clouds that swallow me whole
As I take a ride in forever
Coming apart at the seams
The rain washing away
All that is, all that was, all that will be

Is it safe to come out now?
As the sun goes down
And the world burns in this abandoned ghost town
Or will there just be whispers from the water?
Echoes of forgotten, sensual dreams
The same ones that tell me I will find love again

When hearts are played for fools
Scars can make way for rainbows when they heal
There is still some fight left, so give it everything you have got
Between the salty raindrops
The shifting sands and drifting minds
Let’s find our own little piece of paradise


Still want more? I have also collated some more posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Four posts for you to taste all of the pepper flavours that there are to offer 🙂

Broken Dreams – #FridayFotoFiction – L.E.R.T

“The Haunting and the Haunted” – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Everything in the Everyday

neighbors – Litterbox Riot

Do you #MotivationalQuote – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness

Really Stressed? Find Your Real Tribe – Reality Moms

A balanced Libra – an oxymoron? – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart

Terrorists, Criminals And Myth – Edward Fagan Blog

mortal – memoirs of an unremarkable man

The Wish – – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.

then what? – RARASAUR – frightfully wondrous things happen here

Nine Months, Three Years – The Muse’s Words – My journey back into the writing world with my Muse tagging along.

What is ‘The Fib’? – NamySaysSo – Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women

Take What You Like And Leave The Rest – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.

NaNoPoblano 2017 – Day 4 (November 4) – Zombie Flamingos – A journey into bloggerdom

Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 4 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos


Snitches get stitches. – Bug Bytes by Julie Burton

Egg on Toast – Just A Little Bit Sweet


Daylight Saving Time – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown

Be The Person Your Cat Thinks You Are – Behind The Willows

How to slay a scope creep – Stop procrastinating now!


8 thoughts on “Day Four – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Echoes of Forgotten Dreams” by David Ellis

  1. This is my favorite poem of yours so far. I especially love “as I take a ride in forever,” and “scars can make way for rainbows when they heal.” I also enjoy your funny introductions! And I do watch the videos. No running from the room in horror.

    • Lol TY Lori, glad you are enjoying the show. Who knows what I will come up with before the end of the month but that is what makes it all the more exciting 🙂 Appreciate you taking the time to read and comment 🙂

      • I am glad I found you !!! What a beautiful poem. I will print, for I want to read it again and again, like I did with those I have bookmarked from your “Life, Sex & Death” collection. You are a unique, brilliant, witty, quirky poet whose work I have ever read.

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