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By: Wayne Brown
Standing high upon the stage; a star in every sense
The audience is cheering; their applause so intense
But then I wake and see things are not as they seem
Why has my star risen so high only in my dreams?
College graduation is finally here as I walk the stage
Got the sheepskin finally and I’m ready to turn the page
But just as I grasp that diploma my eyes open wide
I awake from my sleep; once again my dreams have lied
The surgery is completed and the patient still holds to life
Thanks to the talents of my hands with the scalpel knife
The celebration is just starting as from my sleep I awake
Only to find that my success was only a dreamer’s stake
Love is all around me; it has found it’s way to my door
A beautiful woman in my arms; the girl I so adore
But her kiss is so fleeting as for her arms I long
As I wake and find only a dream; love has gone
Surely life has a purpose for me; there is so much I must do
Why is dream’s reality seemingly reserved for the very few?
I am willing to do my part and shoulder the heavy load
Why will my dreams not let me find a way on reality’s road?
In my dreams I am on top of the world for all to see
In my dreams I am being all that I can be
Yet no matter how hard I try to make it come through
Nothing comes of any of it; my dreams never come true
Maybe God has a plan which he does not think I need
Maybe there is a life plan in which I will succeed
If there is then I must know it so I can find my place
So I can let go of dreams and put reality in their place
Nothing seems forthcoming; there’s no message from on High
Life just keeps moving forward slowly passing me on by
But wait! It’s becoming more apparent as I struggle to try to see
The one thing that God’s wants most is for me to just be me!
I can hope and pray that the dreams will ever last
I can struggle and reach for things outside of my grasp
Or I can choose from many things; each one a life delight
Knowing anything that I can do is important in God’s sight
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