I Had A Dream

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Dysfunctional Poetry

Actually, this poem is a combination of two or three dreams that I had.


I had a dream 


I had a dream in which

I was dreaming a dream

I was in the control room

Of the dream machine

Then I awakened

From my slumber

But I was still dreaming


I tried to tell you

What the dream revealed

Life is not as it seems

Reality isn’t really real

This life is a facade

Built on physical experience 

And the need to heal


When you stand before God

You surrender

To the divine

Every thought and emotion

Every speck of time

All you’ve ever said or done

Its all part of the grand deal


Then I woke up again

But it was slipping away so fast

Like tiny grains of time 

Through the cosmic hourglass

It was frightening and sad

And beautiful 

All at the same time


So when you’re stressed to the edge

Ready to snap and bite

Take a couple of seconds 

To find your inner light

See if you can get

Your personal priorities 

With the universe to align


Yeah I know what you’re saying

It was only a dream

Sometimes the sleeping world

Can shape our lives

If you know what I mean

So you go on dreaming yours

And I’ll keep dreaming mine



17 feb 2021



Submitted: February 17, 2021

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Wed, February 17th, 2021 1:43pm


Thank you.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 6:24am


I enjoyed this poem on the popular topic of dreams. I like the sprung rhythm and the short lines. I was getting used to the seven line stanzas (verses) when you popped in an eight liner. I don't know if I would have preferred a universal use of seven line stanzas or not.
I hope you continue to experiment with the structure of your verse and hope you have lots of fun writing your poetry.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 8:49pm


My structure is based on too much Dr. Seuss growing up. But this one came out of my sleep muddled mind at 3AM, so there’s always THAT.

I’m glad you found some enjoyment in the ideas and words. I kinda write from the hip and hope for a positive result.

Thanx for taking the time to read it and share your thoughts.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 6:12pm

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