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(07 April 1950 / London)

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I Dreamed a Dream

I dreamed a dream in nights gone by
Of sailing ships and of the seagulls cry
Of the setting sun late in the afternoon
And a starry night and a rising moon.

And of mermaids singing their sweet song
High above where the albatross throng
Where the sea laps on the wooden bow
And sailors mop a salty brow.

Of rigging singing as the wind did blow
With sailors working on the deck below
And of tall masts with a full set of sails
The captain with a spyglass looking out for whales.

I dreamed a dream in nights gone by
Of sailing ships and of the seagulls cry.
Theses dreams with a vivid colour of life,
Make a pleasant break from life’s trouble and strife.

Submitted: Sunday, April 07, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013


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I dreamed a dream in time gone by when life was sweet and life worth living

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  • Joseph Anderson (4/21/2013 1:03:00 PM)

    That surely was an enjoyable dream.I admire your finesse with rhyme, cadence
    flow and subject matter. Very, very good

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  • Captain Cur (4/21/2013 1:06:00 AM)

    Enjoyed your image of the sea. Nice write.

  • Anthony Di''anno (4/10/2013 10:05:00 AM)

    Life is still worth living even if it makes one a bit seasick at times.
    I really enjoyed the way your words bobbed along.

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/7/2013 8:20:00 AM)

    nice dream to be dreamed Dream proves man is alive thanx

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