A Mid-December's Dream

what bleakness awaits, if we allow it?
what bleakness awaits, if we allow it?
Dark skies on the horizon
Dark skies on the horizon
Is there still a shred of hope left for us all?
Is there still a shred of hope left for us all?
Is our river of life, still to flow?
Is our river of life, still to flow?
will our children still have a tomorrow?
will our children still have a tomorrow?
will our Bird of Freedom still fly high?
will our Bird of Freedom still fly high?
Will the sun to also rise tomorrow?
Will the sun to also rise tomorrow?
Is the highway of life still to run?
Is the highway of life still to run?




It was on one late December, and was one of my favorite of all times of the year,

I took a nap in the warm veranda, had a dream then, that seemed to me, unclear.

I saw visions of all sorts, though my memory, may distort, an imagery, so sincere,

What I saw there, brought cold shivers to my spine, and a quantum's worth, of fear.




I saw, in my mind, an oblisk to stand, towering above a geometric grid, before me,

the scattered remains, on the devastated plains, was so hard for my eyes to see.

It appeared to be that of Washington, the beautiful city, that was once to be so fair,

Now all to be left, in a state of ruins and ashes, and such a terrible scene of despair.




Next in my dream, I saw a countryside, sprawling with palm trees, amid a desert's sands,

There were villages there, with people to share, and a bustling life style, to be so fine,

Suddenly there came, in a torrent, as the rain, missiles, their explosions, across the lands,

In my vision, I could not deny, my thoughts, all tried to fly, the horrors, captured in my mind.




Before me, to lay, an Asian scene as a display, rickshaws and motor cars, as all scurried about,

A culture so keen, in this beautiful scene, a massive community full of smiling faces, in this place..

There, smoke soon filled the sky, the tragedy, for me to share, all had to be a lie, I tried to shout,

What had happened to such fine people, to disappear with no trace, their essences, of all the human race?




A once beautiful blue earth, our home and of our birth, now a hollow and worn out disgrace,

Could what I saw in my nightmare, indicate that we all do not care, and nothing for us left to embrace?

I was awakened at last, and from my mind was cast, this horrible and unyielding catastrophe,

If we want to change the world, our banner of hope, must be unfurled, a better life for all, then, to be.



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@ FREEDOM, HOPE, LOVE OF FELLOW MAN, WE CAN @

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Tomorrow, the sun also rises, and it will be a better day.
Tomorrow, the sun also rises, and it will be a better day.

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midget38 3 years ago from Singapore

A lovely poem, who...indeed, we should cherish all we have, and you've conveyed it well through the images you've painted! Thanks for sharing!


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thank you , my friend, midget, and I hope all who may, will share this with their friends.


Sunnie Day 3 years ago

Dear whoununwho,

I am not sure if this was a real dream but I have to let you know many are waken to the earths plight through dreams as of late. I hear it more and more. The warnings are being issued. I just pray we all awake to the sound. Thank you you sharing such a profound piece.

Sunnie


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Sunnie, I'm so glad you shared my work and I do hope that many will read and receive its message. Thanks for your sharing in my work. whonu


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Bumpsysmum 3 years ago from Cambridgeshire

Ah, the plight of man and what we do to ourselves and others, and all in the name of..........who knows what? When will it all end? Great stuff, well written, loved it.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks for stopping by.Bumpsysmum.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Clever and wonderful poem here's to so many more for us both to share on here. Enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks Eddy, I felt compelled to write about this at this time and hope that all who read will share it with others in its message. whonu


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bluebird 3 years ago

Be glad for what we have and appreciate it because things are about to change - you said it well. We need to change before things change us.

I really enjoyed your BIG sunflower, so beautiful is life and all the blessings in it. Thank God.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks bluebird, your kind words are encouraging and well appreciated. whonu


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States Author

Thanks bluebird, your kind words are encouraging and well appreciated. whonu.

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