Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

Stealer Of Dreams - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

here comes
the stealer of dreams!

why do you steal dreams
by night by day?

my dreams are like
exhilarating rapids
at rivers turn in
mighty majestic gorge

my dreams are like trout
fighting their way up river
fighting for every inch gained
against fast flowing current

trout rests swims leaps
impossibly into the air
to traverse rocks they
cannot swim over air bound

their dreams are sky born
colours dance water shimmers
sun reflected upon flashing
scales radiant in gleaming sunlight

trout must answer spawning
instinct failure is not an option
dreams require return to riverbeds
creeks original creative conception

dreamers must sow dreams eggs
creative potential others may fertilize
bears birds fisher people cast spears
use nets to catch us feed upon our flesh

never forget our flesh is gift giving
bounty mother nature plentifully provides
in cycles chains of linked life sustaining
ecosystems all life dependent interlocked links

receive gift of life with respect dedication
do not squander resources waste take
more than is needed let life breed renew
when all dreamers are killed greed chokes

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 13, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, April 18, 2011

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