Thursday, March 26, 2015

THE DREAM MERCHANT




"Dreams for Sale"
She holds a sign of crayon words,
in the middle of the market,
one hand extended, like a beggar, 
a mysterious apparition everyone avoids.  
There are no buyers.
She sings her dreams for free.

"Dream of days 
when possession's an ancient word.
Ownership outdated, unnecessary 
in world of surplus where all's 
so plentiful that to posses is nothing
but a humorous old verb.  

"Dream of days
when freedom is like air,
we rarely think about,
just know it's there."

Simplistic naivet√© 
to sing such a crazy song.
Yet, she knows it's the world
whose insane.
She'd rather stay shackled
to her dream.
   

16 comments:

  1. Amen. Living as if the change had already occurred. Unfortunately, she would have to be transported to never-never land, and even then staying in the dream would be difficult. Yet I know I have seen her with a shopping cart and a grin.

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  2. Absolutely love the concept in your poem! Everyone deserves to be dream and have them come true.. :D
    Exquisite work.

    xoxo

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  3. She sings her dreams for free...that's deep!

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  4. I would most certainly buy (and release to the winds) both of those dreams.
    Lovely thoughts - thank you.

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  5. she sounds like an interesting character and i love that she continues singing her song...

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  6. I am glad she still keeps her dreams....everyone has to have them and keep believing in them!

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  7. What an interesting story and character ~ I would love to listen to her songs ~

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  8. Her dream doesn't sound too bad at all!!! I think dreaming is good for the soul :)

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  9. I love that she stays shackled to her dreams. Who could live without a dream? I, too, love "she sings her dreams for free."

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  10. it's good to remain shackled to that dream leading to the gateway to freedom...

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  11. Singing can be a form of freedom. i would give her a hug if i see her

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  12. The idea of a dream being more free than life is a sad thought.

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  13. She lives in her own world and happy there...why not?

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  14. This is a vivid portrait...beautiful meaning within.

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  15. Awesome title and this idea of being 'shackled to her dream' is definitely thought-provoking in terms of contemplating the meanings of captivity!

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  16. It is sad that everyone avoids her but she is brave to be out there trying to express her beliefs and thoughts.

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