Take This Dream

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Take this Dream

written & performed by: Don Knowles




Take this dream away
no longer part of sleep
Thus giving way
To harsher realities.
Take it all away.
So my dreams will be
Present in what I now see
Take this dream away
was it fantasy fleeting
Tuck it far away
For a distant day
When burdens born
Are lifted
Take my dreams today
Just for awhile
Weight of the hopes
Promises like a flat stone
Skipping then sinking
Take my dream I dare
I'll pretend I will not care
Dreams good or bad
Formed deep inside
Constructed by all longings
They Should be pathways
Take them today
So you'll share with me
Dreams spilled into certainty
We can achieve this peace
In flesh and blood
Where dreams are meant to be
Dreams are won
Dreams are real
With eyes wide open


This was written during a harried time as I was trying to help a friend abandoned and lost in New York City. Over a period of a late evening he had to borrow strangers cell phones to call me. It all worked out fine, he got to a safe place and it inspired me to this realization.

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My writing is typically written while I'm on a treadmill, so I call myself "the treadmill poet!"

Born in West Chester Pa in 1960 I have been inspired to begin writing again through my interactions with two people I care deeply about that are experiencing the torrents of mental illness.
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