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to dream...

by Michele Schottelkorb

resuscitate your soul

on the wish of a vision

to close one’s eyes

and reflect into the darkness

within the realm of introspection

reaps rewards impossible to measure


to glean faith from a raindrop

turn ash into rebirth

and fly on the wings of a prayer

{the stars cry for the forgotten

~on Nature’s breath a song hums}


to meet destiny with a clean heart

brandish metal upon evil

and dismantle a fable of failure


ah, to only see what should be

to feel what can be

to know what is and will be


to dream…




Posted on 03/06/2004
Copyright © 2020 Michele Schottelkorb

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/06/04 at 12:07 PM

your pen retains its creative spark and universes of hope emerge brilliant with lights.

Posted by Ashok Sharda on 03/06/04 at 01:54 PM

Looks like a metaphysical dream. To see what is/ to feel and sense what is/ to know what is / to let what is determine as to what should be.There's a suggestion for you here.

Posted by Richard Trotter on 03/08/04 at 01:15 PM

wonderful poem.. I also like the "to glean faith from a raindrop" line because it illustrates hwo dreams can grow from nothing, for good or ill.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 03/08/04 at 02:20 PM

You've truly got something here Michele in this stanza: to glean faith from a raindrop turn ash into rebirth and fly on the wings of a prayer {the stars cry for the forgotten ~on Natures breath a song hums} To me these lines are the entire poem; everything else is just window dressing.

Posted by Thomas K. Hunt on 03/10/04 at 08:22 AM


Posted by Max Bouillet on 03/10/04 at 03:19 PM

Vivid and drenched with wisdom. This is a wonderful verse that speaks to the reader on more than one level. Great read.

Posted by Sarah Graves on 04/25/04 at 07:48 PM

This peice resonates very universal questions, but put in a very original form of your own. I wish everyday that we would be able to see truth unmasked, and know the true reasons to our dreams. Maybe someday we'll all know, for now though, all we can do is keep dreaming and try to meet up with fate occassionally.

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