Reginald Goodridge

Rookie (March,31st 1977 / Monrovia, Liberia)

I Dream So Much - Poem by Reginald Goodridge

The last few moments
I dreamed so much
dreamed about flying
and hearts I could touch

Afterwards I woke in pain
cried for another dream
wept for more slumber
hoping to shut down, just lean

just lean,
smile in my sleep
rehears facts

Being that little boy
Saturday morning
watching cartoons
soggy cereal, -more milk pouring!

those were good dreams
moments of bliss
gone, though they seem

fresh like this
like that
like those
good dreams, I slept

then woke
then wept
dreaming mostly
to turn back

the clock
for a moment
life saving time
who owns it

and afterwards
I'd leap forward
in my Delorian
past the boardwalk

of a good dream
with ice cream
Mommy's corn bread
Daddy's muscle creme

My sister
her many dolls
my Transformers
hiding my dirty 'draws'

The good dream
the homework
Catholic school uniforms
bone-white starched shirts

still smiling
and looking back
just leaning
gleaming, -dreaming on track

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 14, 2005

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