Daydreams in Nightmares

Daydreams in Nightmares

Sometimes I just stare out the window

I get into a place where there is nothing at all

Nothing permeating my mind except what is in front of me

Even that slips off into a surreal mist

I see the birds sunning themselves

Drying off after a good bath

Finding the crumbs from last night’s outdoor dinner

Cleaning the porch more thoroughly than the children have ever done

A dancing web, the rising sun

Is the only framework this vision will ever need


The morning routine chases the birds away

The children stay inside to play

In the realms of entertainment and imagination

I seek an end to this daily frustration

While the birds are trying to alight again

Trying to find their place back in the scene of things

I walk in lands with golden rings

Every single one of them a strange distraction

Distorted views and a dark refraction

Seem to be the norm

But my hope is warm

To the coming of the seas

To the faithfulness of the trees

Standing as they have always stood before

A beacon to an open door

Which leads to secrets of the universe

These poems of a post modern man

Seem so difficult for me to understand

When they are grappled with the mind

Unleash the being that sings beyond all time

Enter into the vision of rhythm and rhyme

One will then know the dark from the difference



4 Comments Add yours

  1. I must thank Steve for introducing your wonderful poems to me through his blog.
    I really like what I have read and look forward to your poems and blog address showing up on my inbox. 🙂


    1. Thank you. I’m honored and I’m grateful for your time that you give in reading my poetry. 😊


  2. Writings by MCM says:

    hello my fellow poet, I really enjoy your poetry. keep doing what you do!!


    1. Thanks so much. Thanks for taking the time to read and to comment. I do appreciate it! 🙂


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