Marshall N. Butler
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He closed his eyes to make the room dark
But a dream brightened up room like a spark
Bringing back boyhood years he thought never to return
Showing him back at school, studying and other routines
Soon that dream, in room, went out of sight
He woke up, looked, but saw nothing around He closed his eyes again and pondered -- what next
And another dream came on in bright daylight
This time showing him as a youngling out in the world
Wondering where his next meal would be if job not found
Then in a flash the frightened dream just disappeared
And he woke up ...