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A Dream Last Night

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A Dream Last Night

I'm in an arena full of people where fights are taking place. My dad informs me that I'm on the fight-card.
"But, I haven't even been training.", I argue.
"There's no time for that.", He tells me, and runs off into the crowd.
I'm trying to find the locker room so I can change out of my cowboy boots, when a little person runs up to me. He hands me what I guess to be 17 cents.
"What's this for?", I ask.
"Shove it up your *ss!", He yells at me.
I consider kicking his teeth in, but I don't want to cause a disturbance. Instead, I just stare blankly at him and wonder what I've done to deserve 17 cents up my butt.
"And stop following me!", He screams as he runs away.
For whatever reason, I decide the 17 cents would be of better use in my truck, so I go to the parking lot. It's there that I find four men chasing a monkey.
"We have to catch this monkey before the fight is over!", One man informs me. "If not, we could have a riot on our hands!"
I quickly see the logic in this and join in to help. It's a large and mean looking monkey, so I scan the area for a weapon. I find a chunk of firewood near the automatic doors, snatch it up, and run for the monkey. But, I'm too late. The monkey staggers up to me with one hand out and the other over his heart, like Fred Sanford having, "the big one".
"Who shot the monkey?", I ask.
"I did", One of the men tells me. "He was my monkey."
I know that I need to get back inside to make my fight, but the monkey's owner pulls out a knife and starts skinning the beast.
"There's no reason to let this meat go to waste.", He says.
Again, I quickly see the logic in this, and join in to help, as I know these men have never skinned a monkey.
During the skinning process, which I will not go into details about, Dolph Lundgren shows up and introduces himself as Joe Montana. We all introduce ourselves, except for one very pretty Asian girl, (I have no idea when she showed up) who doesn't want to give her name. After I introduce myself, Dolph says,
"Hey, aren't you supposed to be fighting next?"
I wake up.

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  1. Date: 5/7/2013 8:18:00 AM
    lol An entertaining Dream :)

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 9:33:00 PM
    Well I guess chasing the monkey was a crash training course maybe...dreams can be so dumb...

    Jones Avatar Donna Jones
    Date: 5/4/2013 9:34:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You turned yours into a nice story though...
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 10:22:00 PM
    I LOVE this dream, going to fav's for sure. I have dreams that are all over the place too, sometimes.

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 3:06:00 PM
    yes, my dreams are equally disjointed. hugs, catie :)

  1. Date: 4/23/2013 12:10:00 PM
    My, what a sorta crazy dream! And with Dolph Lundgren too, wowsers! This sure was a gripping and intriguing dream of yours, it made me kind of snicker in a weird way (not snicker weirdly, but just thinking of what it could all mean) and how cool I read below how Debbie interpreted it....lucky you for remembering your dreams in detail.-- I also get kinda weird dreams but shame on me, I don't write them down....Ah, I see the camo is back (but not the super duper Where's Caleb? one)

    p.iNk Avatar binibining p.iNk
    Date: 4/23/2013 12:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    btw, thanks for passing by my poem that I recited! :)
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 8:27:00 AM
    You are all the characters Calib LOL the little boy who feels like 'small change' the monkey you makes MEN, those who think they are men act as foolish as a monkey! The mischievous lovable monkey who folks think is dangerous but who really has a heart of gold he gives to others daily, and feels skinned by the folks who take and take and beat up on him for little more than being himself!

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 4/23/2013 8:27:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And still in the end you find THE girl for first and formost you are a fighter! Thanks for stopping by my verses. Light & Love
  1. Date: 4/23/2013 7:13:00 AM
    WOW, that is one messed up dream haha. Not gonna lie - I've had some pretty weird ones myself. Interesting idea to write a poem about it! I'm also impressed by how many details you remember.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 2:33:00 PM
    yep, this sounds JUST like a dream. Not one that I ever had, but yep, disjointed and crazy interesting but always with that element of "oh oh what is coming?" IN this case, the FIGHT!!! good one, is there a contest going on about dreams right now, or you just wanted to write about a recent dream?

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 12:59:00 PM
    Wow, what a strange interesting vision! Speaking of vision, yes! There's an eye in my avatar. Glad you can see me in that dark! ;) This dream was very awesome and entertaining. It's funny how we can see the logic in the most...bizarre happenings, at least in our dreams--but in reality too. Great narrative Caleb! Love your imagination and subconscious. You must be quite the character. Always, Laura

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 4/22/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thought that was you in there...and yes, a lot of my friends seem to think I'm quite the 'character'. This dream was tame compared to most here lately...weird stuff, Laura. Like not long ago, I dreamed Frankenstein came over to play with my kids...and I let him...but had to make him leave because he was being too rough. He got mad and killed my neighbor...and I don't even have neighbors...
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:59:00 AM
    I appreciate you taking the time to read many of my poems. I know the site doesn't alert at you at all, so I just thought I'd let you know I've responded to all your comments.

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 4/22/2013 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    You too. Thanks I'll check that out.
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Oki..No monkey with gravy : ).. Very strange dream..Dreams come in many shapes and forms..I love to understand a dream when i have one...I wonder what you had trapped in your subconscious that created these sleeping thoughts.Was it a recipe of monkey pickles and sauce?helhe..keep posting Caleb .

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 4/22/2013 1:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, I'll try anything once....even monkey and gravy.
  1. Date: 4/22/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Oh my... this sounds like one of my zany dreams! This is so hilariously bizarre... I absolutely LOVE having dreams like this, so I always have a good story to tell my friends. I wrote a short story once about the weirdest dream I had (though it's too long to post on the Soup unfortunately). If ever you have the time though, you might enjoy a poem I posted awhile back called The Stranger in the House.

  1. Date: 4/22/2013 7:47:00 AM
    WOW! What did you have for supper! ;) That was some dream. The monkey bit freaked me out! Yikes! Skinning the poor beast. Interesting! Hey...replied to your post on my book! ;) Keep writing...when is the next bit of Wrath coming out? I'm curious as .......

    Smith Avatar Caleb Smith
    Date: 4/22/2013 1:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Supper...lets see...I had some fish that I caught over the weekend. :) And I might post some more of it soon...don't wanna spoil it because its bad enough on its own!