Poetry: Mr. Bill’s Dream Logic (NaPoWriMo) Day Twenty-one

My poem challenge today was to write a poem that incorporates wild, surreal images. I was to use writing that doesn’t make formal sense, but engages all the senses and involves dream logic.

Well-known strangers speak
without talking, to us much younger
than before when it was me,
but not I; colors of unseen
monochrome images of unlimited
limitations. Chases by odorless fears
of panic unharmed—yelling out into
this empty reality of unfolding challenges
without beginnings or ways to an end.
Movement without effort, watching
as space and time pass unchallenged
by a pointlessness of futile efforts.
Yell out! Why? The dogs.

A colorless kaleidoscope of
meaningful meaningless images,
sounds unheard, spoken with
windless breaths. Fear seeing
through closed eyes, hearing with
deaf ears, brown hair on bald men,
run, kick, yell, stop, breathing.
Fight back!
Awaken,
let go. Rewind. Dream On!
Dream real.

© Bill Reynolds 4/21/2019

Is this a dream within a dream?
Look both ways for unseen meaningless threats, gapless gorges, and mindful mindlessness.

 

A War of Two Lives

Battle on, both day and night.

Do I sleep a better day, when
Fitful dreams fill my nights?
With me losing to all the fights,
Why so many battles then?

Waken me now from this pit.
Within this darkness is my dream
Inside I scream for fear and fit
Of all my horrors not yet seen.

Sleep brings me help, a welcome rest.
Dream from this life of daily test.
Rest I shall, to pass two trials,
One for day, the other at night.

Wake or sleep, I live to fight.

(Bill Reynolds, 2/25/2018)

Dream On (– Aerosmith — )

Look two ways, both day and night.
Mind the gaps, cuz there’s the fright.