Daydream of then...

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What is it that you speak ?

What new information...Do I seek ?

If only in a dream...does my mind go...

Where have I been in thought...only I know !

A dream...while wide awake...

A future thing...a past mistake ?

A fortune to gain...

a thought...so insane...

Perhaps even mundane...

Or one filled with pain...?

I was gone...while I was here...

Yet...slowly something became very clear...

Now...I find it disappeared ...My dream was...Oh, so near...

I am back from there...a vision to which...I should want to adhere!

Blessed be those that dream of better things...and find new appointed tasks to dwell...

Damn the torpodeos...Full Speed Ahead...Pursue Dead Ahead...Set Sail the Open Sail !

To not accomplish your dreams is to live a life tormented by your own personal H_ll...

But...I have lived a thousand dreams...and in my dreams...I lived them very well !

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I daydream...where I dare to go...

I ascend on high...or fly at Mach Speed...down low !

I dream...a daydream of then...

But I always have...since way back when.

And go where my present state...keeps me restricted...

Out past the Stars I soar...My Soul has proclaimed and prescripted.

A Challenge to reach the tallest Mountaintop up on high...is not that a hard journey...

If one regrets not trying...while being wheeled into an operating room...on a hospital gurney.

I (*) "Run To The End Of The Highway"...and still don't find...what I'm looking for...

But that don't mean...I won't be coming back here again...several times more.

Go now...before the Sun sets on your daydream...the one you've seen...

Find that wish you've dreamed...and go and live...what you alone...daydream !

To be there...where I have in mind...that needs nothing from reality...

I find you waiting there...in my daydream...where you're always there with me.

I daydream in words unspoken...I live in a dimension of thought unparallel...

Pursuant...to the height I climb and look around from high...where once I fell...

But that lies in another story...that as of yet...I must dream of ...before I tell...

Yes...In my dreams...I have lived a thousand dreams...and lived them very well !

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"Daydream of then..." Copyright © 2010 All Rights Reserved- The Reference Made To "Run To The End Of The Highway" is noted below:

(*) "Run To The End Of The Highway"...By Keith Green (See The Below Link For The Song) © EMI APRIL MUSIC INC.


This Poem is dedicated to the Christian Artist: Keith Green

These are the Lyrics to the Song: "Run To The End Of The Highway"



Well you can run to the end of the highway and not find what you're looking for,

Moving won't make your troubles disappear.

And you can search to the end of the highway and come back no better than before.

To find yourself you've got to start right here.


Well I came running when I got the news that you were leaving.

Oh, I've gotta talk some sense to you, cause I'm your friend.

You say you want to hit the road cause life is so deceiving.

Do you think it's different at the other end?


So you can run to the end of the highway and not find what you're looking for.

Moving won't make your troubles disappear.

And you can search to the end of the highway and come back no better than before.

To find yourself you've got to start right here.


Oh, I came running when I got the news that you were crying.

Oh, my friend has life been so unkind to you?

You say you want to find a place where people are not lying.

If you find a place like that I'll go there too.


Oh, you can run to the end of the highway and not find what you're looking for.

Moving won't make your troubles disappear.

And you can search to the end of the highway and come back no better than before.

To find yourself you've got to start right here.

Yes, to find yourself, you've got to start right here.


By Artist: Keith Green

Song Title: Run To The End Of The Highway

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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Winsome: Another great song by him...I could immediately fill in the words to the rest of that one! I'm a huge fan of Keith Green's...but more importantly are the words to his songs that he left....and the life he lead while he was on this planet. The lines to his songs fill my memory...as they came to mind while I wrote this poem. Ultimately...what I go looking for...time and time again...is already with me! Thank you for this comment...when I dream...I dream that we all find...what is not so hard to look for :)! Best of Blessings...Right back to ya'...Humbly, MPM


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Winsome 6 years ago from Southern California by way of Texas

"Like waking up from the longest dream...until your love broke through."~KG MPM you dream with your eyes wide open and we are the better for it. Finding what we are looking for is not the hard part, it's knowing where to look. Blessings =:)


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

plantit1: Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked the song. Peace...Right Back To You!


plantit1 6 years ago from Athens, Tennessee

Love your song. Such wisdom! peace


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

ralwus: Hey buddy...Good to see you back with us and...Glad to hear that you are better...and on the mend! Prayers do work! I know you have dreamed much and lived well, my friend...but you got alot more of both to do. One thing I know for sure: We are Invincible for each moment that we are meant to be alive here on the planet...so don't go anywhere...just yet! Hang in there with us...and your family...a while longer, my friend. You got a lot of us folks on your side. We all wish you continued better health. You know...I will continue to pray for good healing for you. (Thanks for commenting on this poem on "Daydreams, BTW) Peace and Good Health, CC...Signed, your bud, MPM


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Beth100: AAhhh...your right...to sit and dream...is a wonderful thing...in my dreams...I go where I haven't gone...as of yet...so I agree...it keeps things from getting boring...kind'a...until I can get to where I'm dreaming...! Thank you, my friend...Thanks for dropping in for a read...and commenting. Happy Valentines to you...as well! Humblest regards, MPM


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

tantrum: Your right, my friend...what would we do without our dreams...dreams that we have and dreams that will be fulfilled! And how cool is that...when our daydreams come to life! Ahh...to daydream....until reality calls...! Thanks for commenting, T...and reading this one...Best regards, MPM


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Steve Garg: Yes...it is truly an awesome line...one...along with the song mentioned...that has had a huge impact on my life.

Only wish I had thought of it...but Keith Green, and his wife, Melody...beat me to it! (Poem Author's note: However...all other lines in this poem are mine!!!ha!) I hope you were able to click on the link and go to the song. As I daydream...of the new places...I have to go in my life...I am reminded that my journey is always grounded by the dreams I have lived out along the highway...and that none of it matters...without my beliefs I take along with me on my journey! Thanks for your comment...and for reading this one. Sincerely, MPM


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

prettydarkhorse: To make someone stop and recall a wonderful dream...is a wonderful think for a poem on daydreams. I am glad this one was able to touch you with a reminder of your dreams....and as you said: "of course we dream, we dream beautifully." Great line...no wonder you have so many followers! Is that the prettydarkhorse...to which you get your name? A beautiful and magnificent creature...look how he/she stands strong and tall! Oh...and Ah, yes...in our dreams we find those that we dream of...waiting there for us...daydreams are powerful stuff...ha! Thanks for reading this one PDH...always enjoy your comments...Sincere regards, MPM


ralwus 6 years ago

I think I know how to dream and live, it is the dying part that kills me. I am hanging in there friend and want to thank you for the sentiments and prayers for me on your behalf. It must have worked, for here I am, on the mend but here regardless. Love and peace CC


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Beth100 6 years ago from Canada

Dreaming is what keeps me young! How boring my life would be without dreams....ahhh, just sitting and dreaming...how wonderful! Happy Valentine's MPM!!! xxx


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tantrum 6 years ago from Tropic of Capricorn

What would we do without our dreams !! I love dreaming! Daydreaming as well ! :)


Steve Garg 6 years ago

An awesome line,

"Well you can run to the end of the highway and not find what you're looking for,"


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

wonderful manly my poetryman hehe, I was touched and I stopped for a moment to think of my dreams too

I like the pic of the man with the horse, thats my prettydarkhorse, hehe

and still of course we dream, we dream beautifully,

I like this best, "I find you waiting there...in my daydream...where you're always there with me"\

Beuatiful poem,

Thank you very much, Maita


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Mickey Dee: Thanks, my friend...I enjoy reading your works...as well!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

You're a manlymanlypoetryman! Thanks for another!


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

h2oforthegaslit: Thanks...Awesome Comment!


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h2oforthegaslit 6 years ago from Birmingham, Alabama

Awesome writing :)


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

Carol the Writer: Ever feel like you lived a thousand times...something...as it was happening. This is the wonder of a daydream. Is it actually a dream...or a glimpse of the future in advance? Thank you...so much...for stoppin' and readin' this one. Appreciate your "following" some of my "Manly" poems...Best of success to you in all your writings...Humble regards, MPM


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Carol the Writer 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

I love the part: I have lived a thousand dreams...and in my dreams...I lived them very well. Very nice writing.


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manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... Author

maven101: Thank you, Larry...I know you are someone who has gone out and done things through the course of your life...on top of being "Marine"...as well! (What was it the Ronald Reagan said of Marines: [summized:] "Some people spend a lifetime wondering if they've made a difference. Marines don't have that problem.") Restlessness comes in all forms...as we get older (reminded of this especially today-today is my birthday)...and I don't want the dreams of my life...mixed in with the dreams I've already lived...So, like the kid I was daydreaming in school...I have a special place in my heart for my "DAYDREAMS"! Thanks...as always...for your readin' and commentin' on this "Manly" poem about "Daydreaming"... Sincerely, your friend, MPM


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maven101 6 years ago from Northern Arizona

I was struck by your lines:

" Blessed be those that dream of better things...and find new appointed tasks to dwell...

Damn the torpodeos...Full Speed Ahead...Pursue Dead Ahead...Set Sail the Open Sail !"

The pics were a perfect adjunct to your restless words...Thank you for sharing this with us...Larry

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