” The Forgotten Dream” is coming!

My compilation of poems is finally coming out in print and e-book form. I have been trying to put this out for over ten years! Seems impossible but it is true. I was just publishing singles all this time. The book is in the final stages of editing so stay tuned. Subscribe to this page on the right to know right when it happens. And don’t forget to submit your own poetry for publishing on this page. We welcome all submissions.


Here is a little poem I wrote called ” One Last Dance”  I wrote it awhile ago when I was changing my life and the normal temptations we all face were trying to make a come back. The girl of course is fictional. It has proved useful to people with addictions…we all have them. It is a reminder of how we sometimes miss the very things we gave up to be better people. I hope you enjoy it.


Patrick Lee Hebert

One last dance
She always asks me
For one last dance
Not supposed to be even tempted
Can’t help the need
She always asks me anyway
Knowing I will relent
She knows her allure
Knows I am weak

Tells me she can make the pain go away
Fill all the empty little places
In my heart
In my soul
Most of the time she is right
Just a little bit
Just a taste
Just a strip tease
It is your life she says
Make what you want from it
The glory days are still here
Just dance with me one more time
You are so beautiful
To me anyway she says…

She lies

She asks me to dance in the dark with her
No-one will see
No-one will know
No-one will care

She lies

“Waking Dream” by Patrick Lee Hebert

This is a poem from my book ” The Forgotten Dream” that is coming out soon. I remember thinking of how we often have to fight for our dreams with opposition at every corner. Never give up!





Suppose you want the sky

But the earth is offered

What about the sea

Dry land for choice this time


Seemingly alarmed you ask for wind

They give you rain

You will settle for a breeze

A blizzard occurs


Some give up and wait

Some give up and take the offer

I will watch from my window

Let the world unfurl around me


Make no decision now they say

Wait till tomorrow

Maybe what you want will come

I don’t believe it and decide to dream instead…




Skies and sea

Breezes and sun

Contented dreams

Living there is my dream…


No-one can take it from me