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A Dream Not Deferred

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A Dream Not Deferred

I stare in amazement,
As you stand and scream...
My heart screams but my lips don't move in parallel...
We all flee,
All but you,
To safety they run,
To you I sprint...
I grab your hand and pull,
But you are as if cemented,
I lift, pull, and tug to my best but your legs are stubborn...
You continue to scream as fear approaches us both,
I look up to see...
My eyes crack open,
Heavy from peaceful sleep,
The intensity from the dream still lingers,
As immediately I begin to scribble in my pad.
They say dreams are metaphorical representations,
Of everyday situations,
Or internal struggle... 

LESSON LEARNED:
No matter how bad you want to help someone,
The have to WANT and DESIRE help,
You can't help the truly helpless...


                                                                                         
                   

                                                                                         
             FRESH WRITTEN

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  1. Date: 4/15/2009 2:09:00 PM
    a good lesson learned. John H Loving III

  1. Date: 7/30/2008 12:46:00 PM
    Interesting Thoughts...What Triggered Such A Powerful Dream I Wonder...Regardless, The Write Was Intriguing...