I Had a Dream, Profoundly Sad

I Had a Dream, Profoundly Sad
I Had a Dream, Profoundly Sad

I had a dream,
and on a misty morn I stood before a bridge,
a question asked, a decision to make,
and how my life would ensue,
in balance of my choice
and a world to break or myself forsaken.

This bridge did beckon, a crossing of no return,
on one side green in nature’s womb,
the other a stark reality of hearts consumed
by the avarice of human need,
and I am stricken with a plight
that is of my ilk;
do I surrender to my wants,
or fight for the wrongs needing remedy,
a world that needs healing
from what humanity has done.

I yearn for nature, the perfection of balance
and the serenity of mind,
yet incumbent on me the voice I must share
to help rectify the destruction and hurt,
the legacy of human kind;
and so I stand amid a bridge
between my hearts desire
and duty, my underlying guilt,
for what negligence and disrespect
has threatened earth.

I can hide within the embrace of nature,
live with sharing and balance,
and enrich my soul for its lessons gleaned,
its stream of consciousness flow,
but can I leave a world behind,
not speak out to right the wrongs,
not care what in my mind is such crime,
as I know a conscience weighs heavily,
when one believes,
and so I must abide this cold world,
for all the potential it could see.

The dream ends with me standing in the middle,
as that vine bound bridge slowly falls apart,
as perhaps the divide between humanity and nature
has become even more remote,
my indecision taken as the connection is forsaken,
and sadness overwhelms me,
to feel this parting of ways,
my beloved natural world
by necessity forging its own way,
from all that’s been done, been drained and overcome.

Tony DeLorger © 2018

Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

7 thoughts on “I Had a Dream, Profoundly Sad

  • April 9, 2018 at 1:46 AM
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    I know it would be so easy to hide in nature, as is evident when I write about leaving the world behind and entering beyond the veil, yet it is our obligation to do what we can for the betterment of the world and our own lives. If given the choice, as in your dream, it would be a very tough decision to make. I think your dream is symbolic of our wish to just escape it all and hide in nature where we embrace the solitude and peace. My writings on this subject is my way to escape. Your dream and feelings about it is very interesting and you penned it so well, Tony. Like me, I believe you are torn as to which way to go and which issue to focus on in your writing. You are highly intelligent on world matters, very concerned about the future of our world, highly spiritual, very much one with nature and there are times you just need to escape, but responsibility and obligations hold you back, thus the bridge. Dreams often bring forth our truths. Take care.

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  • April 9, 2018 at 1:26 PM
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    Well i guess Phyllis covered most of what i was going to elude to, and a little more than that. That being said this was a very profound piece, one which i thoroughly enjoyed. I put myself in the situation and cant say i would end up any different, not that i would choose the same but i truly dont know how i would react. I dont know if i am that savior that the world needs, that remedy for society. Good work Tony.

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    • April 9, 2018 at 5:04 PM
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      Glad you related and enjoyed Paul, I guess its like a deep seated guilt for what humanity has done to the earth, when I know what the consequence will be. Sad my friend. Take care.

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  • April 9, 2018 at 5:05 PM
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    Don’t be silly Phyllis, its better to get it all out in black and white, always. Writing is cathartic for those of us invested in life. Cheers!

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