As I Grew Older

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It was a long time ago.
I have almost forgotten my dream.
But it was there then,
In front of me,
Bright like a sun—
My dream.
And then the wall rose,
Rose slowly,
Slowly,
Between me and my dream.
Rose until it touched the sky—
The wall.
Shadow.
I am black.
I lie down in the shadow.
No longer the light of my dream before me,
Above me.
Only the thick wall.
Only the shadow.
My hands!
My dark hands!
Break through the wall!
Find my dream!
Help me to shatter this darkness,
To smash this night,
To break this shadow
Into a thousand lights of sun,
Into a thousand whirling dreams
Of sun!
COMMENTS
Jan Framewell 09 December 2020
As I grow older I will read this poem.
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Wegolonyo 05 December 2020
O, dream that brings light, it is truly growing older.
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Suryendu Chaudhury 21 September 2020
The light of enlighteenment as posited against the dark subconscious.
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L Milton Hankins 20 September 2020
Beautiful, expressive lines with imagery by the great Langston Hughes.
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banana 03 September 2020
good poem because goes from negative to positive.
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Juliet L. Languedoc 16 July 2020
Appreciate this motivational offer. Thanks!
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Deborah Plaird 05 July 2020
For a time, great E A Poe(t) we present, either grasping the sands of our lives events, or watching them flow, but to answer your question, " is all that we see or seem, But a dream within a dream? " No, in the instant of standing on the shore watching, we defy eternity, we are, and the moment devolves into the dream of memory................worknet8
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