Brian Johnston

(Jan.20,1943 / Shattuck, OK)

Chasing A Dream! ?


Some people take flack for chasing their dreams
From plain folks who perhaps don’t have many
They’re knocked for not taking life as it seems,
Risking treasure worth more than a penny.

Dreams are illusive, you’re not in control,
You’ve, at best, just a slim ghost of a chance
Unlike real people who come with a soul
A dream will not ever promise a dance.

Dreams may come quickly then suddenly go,
In love and in war we’re told ‘all is fair, ’
Just ask yourself this, 'What does my heart know?
When the dawn comes is my sweet dream still there? ’

Still need permission? My answer is yes!
I will admit though the wait can be tough
But joy will be yours when friends must confess
Some dreams come true and you had the ‘Right Stuff.’

Submitted: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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Brian Johnston
March 15,2014

Do a PH search for the poem that precedes this 'Echo' poem called 'Wishful Thinking' for some additional reading pleasure.

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  • Roseann Shawiak (3/23/2014 4:25:00 AM)

    Totally awesome poem, Brian! Dreams are the things life is made of, otherwise no one would ever do anything.
    It has a nice, steady staccato rhythm as it is read, flows evenly throughout the poem. Thoroughly enjoyed your
    take on dreams. I give it 3 - 10's. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Johnston (3/22/2014 1:06:00 PM)

    I am certain animals dream Pradip. In humans dreaming is always associated with something called 'rapid eye movement' and you can see this in animals as well. Haven't you ever seen a dog running in his sleep? I just wonder why happens to the rabbit he's chasing if he catches it? Ha! (Report) Reply

  • Dash Black (3/22/2014 1:39:00 AM)

    Nice observation on the pursuit of dreams, and great rhyming too.Just ask yourself this, 'What does my heart know?
    When the dawn comes is my sweet dream still there? ’ (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan (3/16/2014 9:40:00 AM)

    Realizing a dream is really a dream come true and congratulations if it really materializes. I appreciate the tone and tenor of the poem. (Report) Reply

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