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The Dreamer

I wrote this 50 years ago, yup, been dipping the brain in ink for a few years now.

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 one 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!


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/6/2019 2:25:00 AM
Couldn't help but smile as I read this poem, and it all flowed so beautifully. A very nice piece. :-)
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Date: 2/1/2019 9:01:00 PM
Fifty years ago! What? I thought you were a kid. Anyway, you are still in touch with one, so that is good. This one is hilarious and wise at the same time,my friend. Well done indeed!
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Date: 1/30/2019 9:19:00 PM
what a fun write! I love that second line especially and of course the surprise at the end :)
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craig cornish
Date: 1/31/2019 7:11:00 AM
P.S.--Thank you, ironically I had thought years ago about removing that second line! lol
Date: 1/30/2019 8:46:00 AM
That is awesome :)))
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craig cornish
Date: 1/30/2019 8:50:00 AM
Very kind Maureen 8-)