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Dream Blindness

Updated on January 10, 2012

I don’t want my story to be another warning story

Another car on blocks in an inner city alley

Another white-beard bum reaching for change

Begging toothless in cardboard and newsprint.



I don’t want my story to be another warning story

Another sad gentile with his head in his hands

Tears in lines

Endlessly trickling down his face.



I don’t want my story to be another warning story

The man who had it all and lost it

Too broken to rise,

Too broken to try again.


I don’t want my story to be another warning story

I don’t want to be the dreamer who pushes ahead blindly

Dreams, believes, dreams so hard and so fully

So hopelessly

That he flies only off a cliff

And into the void of death

Invisible

Whole life

One

Unheard

Whimper.



All because he couldn’t stop.

All because there was no other road.

All because he couldn’t

See.




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    • Earl S. Wynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Earl S. Wynn 

      6 years ago from California

      Thank you! :)

    • Eranofu profile image

      Eranofu 

      6 years ago from Europe

      Beautiful. So motivating for action and flows so nicely, I can almost hear these verses being sung from afar.

    • pennyofheaven profile image

      pennyofheaven 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Fabulous thanks!

    • garynew profile image

      garynew 

      7 years ago from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand

      really like this. can be interpreted numerous ways.

    • mylife=adventure profile image

      Casey Coulter 

      7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Amazing is all i can say to sum this up. Thanks for posting it really got me thinking and entertained as well.

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      i love tristin 

      7 years ago

      that was really good i liked it!

    • Earl S. Wynn profile imageAUTHOR

      Earl S. Wynn 

      7 years ago from California

      Thank you, my friend. :)

    • saddlerider1 profile image

      saddlerider1 

      7 years ago

      This is brilliant I felt the rhythm and the flow of your story and felt the pain of not wanting to be That Man in your story in. Yet being broken and rising like the Phoenix from the ashes any man/woman can raise to glory and feel safe that the world honors them for being who they really are. I rate this UP...bravo.

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