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Three Dreams

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Below is the poem entitled Three Dreams which was written by poet Ray Dillard. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Three Dreams

As a child I had recurring dreams
Of Indians, death and gorilla themes.

The Indians rode on painted ponies,
So real they seemed, they couldn't be phonies.

Turned out they were real and scouts to boot,
My Dad was tapped out, ain't that a hoot!

The gorillas were loud and right outside,
I cried to Mom, I had to confide.

One morning she woke me and said "Listen up!"
My gorilla was only two bird dog pups!

But the worst of all was my dream of death,
I was dying or dead and couldn't catch breath!

Just how would I die and when would it be?
Turns out I'd have to wait years to see.

Mom said, "Never fear, for Jesus is here."
"Just pray to The Lord, and keep Jesus near."

Soon the dreams faded, gone from my life. 
Understanding my dreams, had lifted my strife.


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  1. Date: 8/25/2013 5:17:00 PM

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  1. Date: 6/13/2013 8:15:00 PM

    Hello Ray, stopping by this poem again. the dreams you describe in your poem, are telling you something. I am glad you had your mother who thought you not to fear. a wonderful poem, glad you had the light showing you the way..... Always ~ LINDA

  1. Date: 6/12/2013 1:12:00 PM

    My mum always taught us to call on the name of God if we were afraid you captured this well xx

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 6:43:00 PM

    hey, what a great idea for a poem. This was very nice, Ray. was there a contest on dreams, or you just thought to do it! Nice seeing you here today. luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 11:45:00 AM

    This is me PD... I am going by my middle name.... for a while Ray, i dropped the pd name 3 days ago... thought i'd give my Texan name a try... xxooxx Linda

    Dillard Avatar Ray Dillard Date: 6/6/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As long as you keep writing with the same heart then go for it. And the poets now might cry,"Remember The Poet Destroyer"! Your poetry will tell them why! RAY
  1. Date: 5/27/2013 9:06:00 AM

    Your mother had to perfect antidote for any child's nightmare.........endearing and heartfelt solution to anyone having bad dreams. :)