The grass glistens
like gems under the light.
I am a dreamer lost in these
moments of wonder.
I listen to the melody,
his image on my gray shirt.
He was a dreamer,
I'm not the only one.
He dreamt of peace
when I was in the bomb shelter
listening to air raid sirens.
A ladybug crawled on
my arm in the darkness.
I was not consumed by fear
but I was filled with hope.
If he lived today
would he be disillusioned
that there is no peace,
that barriers exist,
that we are connected
all the questions that remain.
We dance through the questions
we walk side by side with our shadows.
Once in awhile
we see a glimpse of our better self
making the world a better place
than we have found it.
I am a dreamer
but I am not the only one.
Mary has us writing in quotes,some of my favorite quotes come from John Lennon's Imagine.
He was a dreamer and I join him in dreaming.
very cool quote to play off of....he was dreaming peace while i was in a bomb shelter...sets a great contrast...the better self we sometimes glimpse...i hope for peace....i dream for peace..dont ever lose that dream...ReplyDelete
It strikes me that in a lot of religions, people pray for peace and yet it is so hard for us humans to achieve. I like how you have made the quote part of your poem.ReplyDelete
You could add a quote from Martin Luther King here too.. "I have a dream..." would fit perfect.. so sad that while most of us understand, we still make the world complicated to find simple solutions.. The solution is complicated to a simple problem, but a simple solution complicates the problem.ReplyDelete
Yes he would be disappointed, as we all are. Beautiful poem dealing with a song that always gets to me.ReplyDelete
it's a beautiful songs - and i dream alongside him and everyone who refuses to give up hope...ReplyDelete
Oh, I like what you did with the John Lennon quotes, Ayala. I think we may all have our dreams of peace, but it seems that things really do not change that much. But we have to keep the hope. Lennon would have wanted us to.ReplyDelete
He was one of my favorite dreamers too. I love this poem of hope!ReplyDelete
The ladybug in the middle of this poem is a perfect light touch! Love it.ReplyDelete
Yes, this song grew on me over the years... I too wonder how he would feel now. Perhaps it is better that he doesn't know.ReplyDelete
I new your source as soon as I read the title. Thoughtful words, both his and yours. :)ReplyDelete
As a card carrying lover of John, I bow to this work! Thank you!ReplyDelete
One of my favorites Ayala ~ I join you too in dreaming for a more peaceful world ~ Love this ~ReplyDelete
Awesome! poem...and we will all join you in peace and connecting the world with music and harmony. :)ReplyDelete
You do him honor. He would have loved this poem. And I imagine we dreamers will continue dreaming.ReplyDelete
dancing through question a fine thingReplyDelete
Dreamers can ream indeed and it would be nice to come due, but humans can't seem to grasp peaceReplyDelete
yes for a better and peaceful world...great lines AyalaReplyDelete
Dreams are so essential for our existnec.ReplyDelete
Beautiful take on the prompt - and on the song. Love it!ReplyDelete
Such a wonderful song...so many dreamers out there. Beautiful poem Ayala!ReplyDelete
I enjoyed this poem, Ayala. It carries with it the air of hope and wistfulness. John Lennon is one of my favorite dreamers, too.ReplyDelete
John Lennon would like your poem as I did.ReplyDelete
Wonderfully composed, ayala.
Oh, I LOVE this, Ayala.ReplyDelete
Beautiful, Ayala :)ReplyDelete
rich with emotionReplyDelete
Sure your are not alone ......... every one has dreams but very few people like us express............ReplyDelete
Does this mean you're in NYC? I think of that often...what would he think?ReplyDelete
No, the prompt was to use some of our favorite quotes..which I did :)Delete
Dreams guide us forward ... beautifully expressed :-)ReplyDelete
we can strive for it, write about it, hope for it.ReplyDelete