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Are Your Dreams Set to Themes?

Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.


Are your dreams set to themes?

Broken up in acts and scenes

Perhaps, you say, more like a play

A holdover from another day

If so, I bet, you have a set

A crime scene and police dragnet

Or could it be a shady tree?

A pretty girl and bended knee

Lengthy trip on a sailing ship

Celebration of a championship

Son and daughter, swim like otters

Treasure diving in ocean waters

Chilled Champaign on a first-class train

Linen suit, hat and cane

Earn your wage on the silver stage

Rock forever, despite your age

Pack your case for outer space

On to Mars, get in the race!

Jetted tub, deep back rub

Spending time at the club

Bungee cords and diving boards

Risky actions; great rewards

Diamond mining, mountain climbing

Always winning; perfect timing

Deep sleep smiles that last a while

Like that journey on the Nile

Pleasure cruise while you snooze

Perfect cure for the nighttime blues

You feed your soul when you play a role

Real life put on cruise control

So keep on dreaming, it’s redeeming

Perfect way to end an evening

© 2018 Ralph Schwartz


Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 21, 2018:

Thanks Gypsy - I too have had similar "all nighters" when I dream. I find them to be exhausting usually because they come at the end of a super busy day (maybe the brain can't shut down)

Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 21, 2018:

You know me Manatita - always keeping people off balance as to what I'm going to write about next. To be quite honest, I'm not sure what inspired this work - it just came to me.

Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 21, 2018:

Miz B - thanks for sharing your thoughts on this piece. I understand the frustration concept you shared, but I never really thought about it...until now. Maybe it will be a future topic.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on June 21, 2018:

Fantastic! For me, it depends on the dream. I have had dreams that seem to go all through the night when the action all happens in one place like a restaurant.

manatita44 from london on June 21, 2018:

Some philosophy thrown in. Excellent poetry!

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on June 20, 2018:

I had not thought about there being themes in dreams we dream at night before, but I find that when I'm troubled or frustrated, my dreams come in a theme that I call "dreams of frustration". You know, like finding a lot of money scattered on the ground and you can't pick it all up, or you're back in college and can't find your class on the first day, so you miss it. Good poem, Ralph, I just wish I could remember my dreams of success.

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