Barry Middleton


A Daydream Victory - Poem by Barry Middleton

the images have never died
I live within a daydream still
I have resisted all advice

I searched to find a messenger
but often I would feel regret
then I relied on metaphor

for life is just a beating heart
a shifting star that moves along
to steal our legacy and pride

I knew a stone can never die
so I became a stolid rock
beneath the whisper of a brook

and I may find a place in time
or rest unnoticed by the breeze
if paradise ignores my pleas

a daydream yet is all too brief
few men outlast the final verse
to stay where waters gently flow

but I have left a fragile clue
along the paths of yesterday
where daydreams live eternally

Topic(s) of this poem: death, dreams, poetry


Comments about A Daydream Victory by Barry Middleton

  • Dimitrios GalanisDimitrios Galanis (7/18/2017 2:10:00 PM)

    so I became a stolid rock
    beneath the whisper of a brook: Great verses depicting the power of a poet's pen.Wispering brook is your poesy, Barry, dwe to live in eternity as a stolid rock!
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  • Lamar Cole (7/4/2017 7:08:00 AM)

    Very thought invoking and deep poem. (Report)Reply

    Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton(7/4/2017 7:10:00 AM)

    Thanks, glad you found it to be interesting.

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  • Nosheen IrfanNosheen Irfan (7/4/2017 6:05:00 AM)

    A marvel of a poem. Amazing imagery, great depth. You are at your best. A sure 10. (Report)Reply

    Barry MiddletonBarry Middleton(7/4/2017 6:26:00 AM)

    Thanks as always Nosheen. All poets are dreamers I think. May your dreams be pleasant ones.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 4, 2017



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