Dave Alan Walker

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Dream World - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

I dreamed a dream
That I laid down on the bed
Put a gun to my head
Pulled the trigger

Now is it in my head
Or am I now dead
Am I in this world
Or am I in the next

Where does the real world end
And where does the dream world begin


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  • Angelo H.g. (3/16/2012 3:25:00 PM)

    Great poem I can relate to it. I really enjoyed reading. Keep up the great work! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/31/2012 3:34:00 AM)

    really nice concept. especially the way it awakes intense feelings and surpise already from the first stanza. loved the start (Report)Reply

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  • (1/29/2012 10:47:00 PM)

    I have often wondered this very question Dave. How do we know any of this is real? Very much like a Schrodinger's cat situation. I enjoyed this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Igor Balatsky (1/26/2012 12:12:00 AM)

    Sometimes it seems that I'm dead but don't realize it. Though, 'Death isn't sad. The sad thing is: most people don't live at all', says Socrates in 'Peaceful Warrior'. A very impressive poem, Dave. (Report)Reply

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  • Cosmic Dreamer (11/16/2011 4:54:00 PM)

    If this is the dream then death is the wake up call... Very thought provoking poem, well done... (Report)Reply

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  • Sajna Kailas (11/16/2011 2:31:00 AM)

    Where does the real world end
    And where does the dream world begin
    i dont know how to answer it. still in search of the answer for this question.your poem is greatly thought provoking.keep it up! ! ! ! !
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  • Ace Of Black Hearts (11/13/2011 8:39:00 PM)

    So true, it is a concept widely known.
    Did it really happen?
    Or was it my imagination?
    Great yet simple poem.
    The complexities of such questions are endless as time itself.
    Ticking away even after the day fades.
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  • (11/13/2011 12:13:00 PM)

    To die or not to die...ultimately death is inevitable...but to dream your own death through your own hands...a realization before times! ! !
    A poem unfolding the mystery of life n death.
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  • Paul Butters (11/13/2011 9:27:00 AM)

    Good question! Thought provoking poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/13/2011 8:40:00 AM)

    Very good! I loved it. It's probably one of the best poems I've read on this site yet. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/13/2011 7:53:00 AM)

    Wow, sometimes I feel that way two, just pulling the trigger, and it's a good thing probably that I don't have a gun. In the second verse, I wonder if death is really that way, I wonder if you think 'am I dead'? Awesome write. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/13/2011 7:31:00 AM)

    Short words about a complex subject.
    Neat!
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  • (11/13/2011 6:45:00 AM)

    To shoot oneself in a dream denotes targeting your goals n getting success in it...otherwise too, as it was a mere dream still it gave you a poetry in return.
    A horrid dream put into a nice poem.
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  • Hans Vr (11/12/2011 7:58:00 PM)

    Very poetic expression of an existential question, nicely written.
    Dreams and reality and life after death are all woven into this great piece of poetry.
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  • Chantelle Ribeiro (11/12/2011 4:03:00 PM)

    Good poem... short and to the point... I myself am a dreamer, it has its pro's and also its cons... Being a dreamer means to me that sometimes a person's dreams / fantasies and reality overlap... Sometimes we escape into our dream world only to find that our fears have followed us in... Making it a confusing sensation... (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2011 10:07:00 AM)

    as Poe said, 'life is but a dream within a dream...', good poem! (Report)Reply

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  • Unwritten Soul (11/12/2011 8:59:00 AM)

    Nightmare will over for you :) thanks God it just a dream hahaha...when you wake up u will face the real world...should i sent the army of ants to bite you and wake you up before you pull the trigger....Nah, dont tell me it just a plastic gun for movie hahahahahaha I'm joking :)

    again time to serious one, Dave it real world you dream now, but it pain yes it hurt but that the real thing we need to face, why must we pull the trigger to win the life..If you dreamed a dream change the scene coz it's a dream..and if it in real life it more easy to act...

    Nice write :) and nice photo too :) _Unwritten Soul
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  • Ibnu Din Assingkiri (11/12/2011 7:36:00 AM)

    don't get trapped in your dream. nice poem. I like it. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/12/2011 5:41:00 AM)

    Well Dave I truly enjoy a unique poem such as yours and the fine tuned
    imagination that it takes to bring it forward like you have. But you are most
    certainly awake...for you left me a fine comment on my poem. Much appreciated.
    Nice poem by the way.......I hope I am awake while writing this... You made me
    wonder...
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  • (11/12/2011 12:04:00 AM)

    Yes your alive what is man without dreams and we all live different lives...your too good to die...regards (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 11, 2011

Poem Edited: Saturday, November 12, 2011


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