Silver Threading and Ronovan Writes‘s Writers Quote Wednesday is changing things up! Instead of simply sharing an inspirational quote, the challenge now is to write a flash fiction story or poem to go with it! Sounds like fun!


This week’s theme was romance, and the quote I chose is one commonly attributed to Dr. Seuss:


You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. – Dr. Seuss

I know so many quotes have been misattributed to Dr. Seuss that it’s hard to tell the true from the false, but though I have yet to find a credible source saying this quote is in fact a Seuss/Geisel original, I thought it was too beautiful to resist sharing for this theme. So without further ado, here’s a short romantic poem I wrote based on this lovely quote. Enjoy!


Awake in bed
Each night I rest,
The feelings inside me
Put to the test.

I gaze outside
At the starry skies,
Dreaming of you
Without closing my eyes.

Against the lure
Of sleep I fight.
I won’t let this feeling
Be lost to the night.

But though the dreams
May call from above,
They never can vanquish
The power of love.

Try as they might,
They’ll never tempt me.
They can’t be as good
As my reality.

Awake through the night,
I smile as I think,
‘Til I rest in your arms,
I won’t sleep a wink.

I hope you enjoyed my poem! Be sure to join the Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge and share your quote-inspired works! Thanks for reading!

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge is a weekly blogging event by Colleen Chesebro of Silver Threading in collaboration with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Be sure to check out both these authors’ blogs for your weekly dose of inspiration! Happy writing!

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