Wednesday, May 15, 2013

To Dream The Possible Dream

by Jim Rapp

The old man, napping, half-dreaming,
waking for each call to duty,
never can connect the broken themes
and thus renew their faded beauty.

Why can’t he return to the dream;
to restart it just where it ended?
When wakened abruptly mid-stream,
he left his joy there, suspended.

There is not much difference, it seems
when wide-awake dreams are upended.
The colors we use to repaint the scene
are never as bright as remembered.

Oh to dream the possible dream
with hues of the rainbow blending;
a dream that only begins a scene
in a drama that keeps on not ending.

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