Brian Johnston

(Jan.20,1943 / Shattuck, OK)

Dreaming of You


Here I sit once again,
I'm dreaming of you,
Even though I'm told
(Frequently) you don't exist.

You're my fantasy love,
(Stranger to this world)
With two parted lips
Waiting for me (to be kissed) .

We cohabit one heart
So tight are we bound
(No jealousy there) ,
In love choose to serve others.

We accept that our lives
In service to Christ
Are open to all….
Who are sisters and brothers!

We're both fine with the fact,
Our dreams come second,
God's plan for our lives,
We always try to put first.

Our passion's to channel,
Let God's blessings flow,
Through work of our hands,
To hearts of those feeling cursed.

Dear God grant that this dream
Becomes flesh indeed,
Our lives tenderly
Merge in love to serve many.

But if in Your Will, love
Never comes to my side,
Pray, quiet my doubts…
On days in fact I have any.

Submitted: Monday, February 24, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Brian Johnston
February 23,2014

Custer's Last Stand? Must this perfect dream die for the poet to find the love of a real, flesh and blood woman? Must Jealousy and Distrust always be the handmaidens of Love (whispering in Love's ear) in our fallen world? Say it isn't so!

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  • Roseann Shawiak (7/4/2014 6:47:00 PM)

    A love borne out of divinity, definitely can satisfy the soul! A feeling of being resigned to the inevitable lies just beneath the surface, a gentle sadness with a prayer to calm doubts if any arise. Great write, Brian. Thank you, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • V P Mahur (2/28/2014 3:51:00 AM)

    lovely deep feel of tender love
    Thank Brian Sir
    I invite you to come to my page and and some good stuff if there is any. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Johnston (2/25/2014 9:50:00 AM)

    Hi Serban,
    I know you're not the only one who feels that way. This poem documents deeply held personal convictions however that I am bringing out into the open, in part to get feedback, in part to express sadness that a woman I care deeply about also thinks that my head is on backwards. So is your comment because you believe to act on feelings with a bias toward what I believe God's desire is for my life is wrong, or is belief in God just wrong? I will discuss this privately, but not publicly if you desire. (Report) Reply

  • S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (2/24/2014 11:40:00 AM)

    Wow an adorable dreamy poem! The love emotion presented in such a subtle fab style. Great to read u again sir. Yor poems deserve high ratings. (Report) Reply

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