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Little boys’ dreams are built from  the  play-sand 
And blocks shared with other boys by the thousand. 
Dreams  of rescue and protection are those of girls small,
And always by a shining armourclad knight tall.
Lovers dreams are woven from fine silk threads of gossamer
Wound in golden circles around the heart of another.
Happy old men fall asleep with dimly seen 
Visions of a lost past with no might-have-been. 

But our dreams are made from this flesh and blood here, 
And wooden walls and brick fireplace and windows clear, 
Built long ago with our sweated hands and brow:
We have no need of tomorrow, for tomorrow is now,
And filled  with the laughter and music of our own delight.
The golden blocks in our dream are shining bright, 
And by the silk threads of realized visions held tight.
Our dream is here and now  -   each day and each night.
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Written    1  August  2012
Entered in Kim Merryman’s  Contest   -  What Dreams Are Made Of

Copyright © Sidney Beck

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  1. Date: 8/2/2012 7:09:00 AM
    Nice one Sid will enjoy this again when I get my coffee xx

  1. Date: 8/1/2012 11:58:00 AM
    Good and lovely dream Sidney - Wish you luck in contest, hope for a win for you! - Thank you for sharing your dream - oxox love Anne-Lise :)