Göran Gustafsson

Strange Dreams - Poem by Göran Gustafsson

When no one is here my soul to keep
A dream comes to me where I sleep
In the darkness I hear the angels weep
And my mind is flying low and deep

I see people thrown in the burning sea
I see them drown in greed and desire
I can feel the smell of burning flesh
And I hear the cries from cities on fire

I see them rise like mist from the grave
In line upon line they walk enslaved
They've tried to take heaven by force
And were lost on the way to be saved

Some people carry the sign of the Cross
Some they listen to the Prophet's call
Others they wear the Star of David
But Abraham is father of all

At the roadside a lonely horseman rests
Tired from riding his pale white horse
Unseen by the people walking past
With hardened hearts without remorse

The horseman carries an ancient mission
On his lonesome journey from dawn of time
To mend the vessels and bring us a vision
Of the Golden City in our Self so sublime

Copyright © 2009 Göran Gustafsson. All rights reserved

Comments about Strange Dreams by Göran Gustafsson

  • (1/6/2011 1:40:00 PM)

    Wonderful writing, and thinking. I enjoyed this very much. (Report) Reply

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  • (6/13/2010 10:49:00 AM)

    A true and inspired poem. A little theology behind it? Great read, enjoyed it! (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2010 7:33:00 PM)

    Haunting! You have great vision. 'And the end will make us free'. (Report) Reply

  • (2/28/2010 1:23:00 PM)

    i like this one but don't want to go into theology and all that or there
    would be no poetry written. we could talk about God till the cows come home.
    like St. Paul i am a convert and base my simple faith on a benign Being
    who has all our interests at heart.

    john o'connell
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  • Romeo Della Valle (2/14/2010 1:58:00 PM)

    Great improvement my friend...I am glad you did it, there is still plenty of time for more excellent poems from you to the whole world....Keep it up... (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2010 2:03:00 AM)

    the poem has been rewritten and enlarged / yours GG (Report) Reply

  • (12/31/2009 5:29:00 PM)

    Your poem explores that which binds us all - an abiding need to understand and make sense of our world. The poem is nicely phrased and the final stanza in particular lingers in the mind's eye. Look forward to reading more of your work. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • (12/20/2009 10:34:00 PM)

    Interesting piece, sir. The style is slightly reminiscent of Blake. (Report) Reply

  • Romeo Della Valle (12/20/2009 2:59:00 PM)

    Excellent, well penned, beautiful poem, you got my vote10+++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 20, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 23, 2011

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