Danny Speicher

Freshman - 729 Points (February 26,1982 / Lawrence, KS)

Dreams - Poem by Danny Speicher

Day after day I try and find peace in the midst of madness
In the midst of sorrow and tragedy and poverty
I look to the sky looking for an answer, finding none
Finding only an ethereal hope

Lackluster life with daily monotony
Only finds my heart longing for something more
Longing for the life I once had
Longing for an adventure, longing for love

Yet, here I sink in mire and mud
Kicking to gain footing, sinking slowly in my effort
Reaching for a branch that used to seem so near
Seems further away, no longer at my fingertips

For so long I have wanted to rise above
Rise above real life to something of my dreams
Dreams of a love and a life of living not for me
Being a part of a partnership not floundered even by death

One shining moment I grasped a hold of that dream
Held it in my arms as night spun night to day
But, alas, I grasped too tightly and the dream fled from me
And I was left alone, alone in this sad reality

Still at night I dream, with vivid imagery
Of a new day and a new life and a new love just for me
I see the world as it should be, peaceful and serene
And I wonder if I’ll ever see a day that shines so bright

I dream of understanding for the world’s diversity
Brother and sister, hand in hand, across the globe I see
Black and white and every tan shade in between
Living together, loving each other, in perfect harmony

Yet, morning breaks and, again I realize
What I have realized each day of my life
That the world is mired by a curse of hate
Not easily cured with immediacy

So, I simply do my part in changing the world around me
By loving and having compassion on those who enter my life that day
Keeping my eyes open for the love that might come
And maintaining faith that my God, my Savior, will deliver His dreams for me

((December 11th,2009))

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 11, 2009

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