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The Dreamer

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The Dreamer

What do you do on a rainy day
'sides twiddle your thumbs to pass time away.
I have a suggestion, mere conjecture,
escape from it all, attend a lecture.
There you can doodle, take a few notes,
fill up your pad with ambiguous quotes
from Shakespeare and Bacon and Chaucer.
Study and cram and stay up all night,
let your brain fly unbelievable heights,
you know all the answers, let no man deny,
any question you're given you correctly reply,
summa cum-laude, then straight to the top,
your ambition, your knowledge, no one can stop
and just when you think you've got the world won,
you awake from your dream--late for class off you run!


Written in 1967 when I was a freshman in College.
Much Truth LOL

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  1. Date: 8/20/2014 9:56:00 AM
    Craig, congratulations with your winning poem... Always~ Linda

  1. Date: 8/20/2014 5:46:00 AM
    Memories recollected in tranquility, Craig. congrats on the win

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 8:35:00 PM
    Well done Craig. I enjoyed. Congratulations on your win Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 4:24:00 PM
    oh it's one of those dream sequences!! And to think you thought of it long before Dallas did! VERY good poetry. Even back in the day, you had the KNACK!! Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 8/19/2014 1:21:00 PM
    Hey Everyone! When I said 'Off you go now' I didn't know you were totally going to blow my mind, not all of you at once! I am honored to have read your poetry. Thank You for entering my contest! Off You Go Now, Judy

  1. Date: 10/30/2013 1:22:00 PM
    LOVE the win *Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:01:00 PM
    Craig, , well done, congratulations in the Let's be Open contest... always~ LINDA >

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 1:41:00 AM
    LOL. I had me a good laugh on this one. Nice writing, my friend. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 2/27/2013 5:58:00 PM
    What the...Crap!...Where's the freekin' snooze button?? Ahhh, just a few more minutes...Good stuff my friend and I can sure identify!...Congratulations! - Tim

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 7:02:00 PM
    I love the way you write! Another very deserving first place win :)

  1. Date: 2/26/2013 2:35:00 PM
    Congrats on your win Craig, enjoyed reading your poem today, peace debra

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 6:50:00 PM
    This is cute, Craig! Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Congratulations! Another great win Craig. Connie

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 2:48:00 PM
    Very thoughtful. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 3:05:00 AM
    A very good poem to send to the contest and you won! - Congratulations! - Have a lovely new week! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 11:36:00 PM
    Congrats Craig, I still have a recurring dream that I have forgotten to a attend a class I was enrolled in for an entire semester. I always wake up before I find out what happens! Thank Goodness! I never missed a one! RAY

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 10:46:00 PM
    MY BIG HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 2 SHOTS SUPER WIN my dear friend, Craig! I have greatly enjoyed reading your winning pieces! Thank you so much for sharing and have a wonderful day! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:17:00 PM
    YOUR POEMS AMAZING CRAIG,.... ALWAYS... HOPE YOU GOT MY SOUP MAIL..PD

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Lol! Adorable Craig. I've so enjoyed reading several of your work tonight. I shall return for more. Belated congrats on your wins ;) and thank you so much for your visit and comment on 'Betrothed'. I cannot express how much your words touched me and encouraged me. Thank you. Big hugs love deb

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Surprised me there! Great ending. It really builds up to the end well.

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