I DREAM IN POETRY

I DREAM IN POETRY

 

Stifled truth in conversation,

Observing friendships cordial path.

I shake my head, but keep my counsel,

One man’s right is another man’s wrath.

 

Some march under headline banners,

Believing what the papers said.

But when I sleep, I dream in poetry,

And when I wake, I count the dead......

 

When day is done, and night time comes,

Thoughts, disjointed, anointed with visions

Appear from I don’t know where.

But there’s the rub,

When muse is sought In light of day,

I find little to convey.

 

Yet, when bed beckons, ablutions disposed,

Fractured prose finds me unexpectedly, as

Evening recollection of rigged election,

Competes with mindless massacre

Of children in Manchester,

And West Bank abomination.

 

Where dose Art end, and life begin?

When I in my reverie, bring rhyme and juxtaposition

To inner voices;

Transforming menace into poetry,

‘Till memory of Grenfell Tower immolation

Startles me awake,

And I feel their pain.

 

◄ WHEN IN SOME DISTANT TIME [For Imogen]

IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE ►

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Frances Macaulay Forde

Wed 3rd Apr 2019 04:19

That's precisely why I have a notebook and pen on my bedside table. 😃

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Jason Bayliss

Wed 3rd Apr 2019 00:06

"When I sleep I dream in poetry,
And when I wake I count the dead."

Beautiful lines, my friend, beautiful.

J.

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Vautaw

Tue 2nd Apr 2019 19:17

Transforming menace into poetry...what a noble legacy. ❤

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Fri 8th Mar 2019 10:25

Trevor
There is so much truth in your poem - many will relate to "inner voices"
and the last four lines are indisputable.
Dorothy

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keith jeffries

Wed 6th Mar 2019 15:52

Trevor,

Prior to sleep I pass through a period as you have described. Somewhat muddled yet coherent. The seeds of future poems and prose.

Thank you for this

Keith

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