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a statue's dream

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a statue's dream

I walked a street I’d walked before
A road that led to home
And watched a lonesome bystander
Who’s face was hard as stone
Impassively he gazed at me
And I stared back at him
And saw the answers dancing there
Along with aging sin
I asked him, “Please where have you gone, 
You have what I have not.
Your eyes they sing a dreamers song
Of answers I have sought”
He looked at me with hardened eyes
And spoke, but not to me
But muttered to the passing wind
Of a place where he’d been free

Now even when I too have aged
And cracks begin to show
As mindless rain gently erodes 
I will withdraw below
To find this place where silence lies
And dreams are dreamt in vain
Where knowledge makes no difference
And nonsense is a game
This place is not so far from here
Not so distant after all
Just past this moments fleeting thought
Behind a hidden wall
Where women dance and men they sing
About the days of old
Where jokers jested laughing kings
And smiles weren’t so cold

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  1. Date: 7/8/2011 10:46:00 AM

    I enjoyed reading your amazing poetry today Benjamin. I hope you have a wonderful weekend filled with good health, love, laughter, and loads of inspiration. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/22/2010 10:20:00 AM

    Still a favorite poem Benjamin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/4/2009 11:21:00 AM

    I am reading my favorite poems today and just wanted to let you know this is still a favorite to me Benjamin. Love, Carol