Wake Up Dreaming

I grew up in the 60’s along with the Beatles. I was 11 years old when they made their debut on the Ed Sullivan show. I followed them faithfully. In 1971 John Lennon introduced “imagine”. Funny, today I can’t imagine why I ever liked the song. Who wants to imagine there is no heaven? Really, is this as good as it gets, and its all up to us? Look how long we’ve been at it?

Now, it is funny how words are so hard to shake. When I woke up from my nightmare, I saw through different eyes and heard a different song, albeit the same words, “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.”

Now I can sing “I can only imagine”. I want every dream to outlast my every night. I say, “If you’re a dreamer, come in.

dversepoets.com prosery! Up to 144 words without the title. Incorporate a line from a poem into fiction, non-fiction or flash fiction prose. The poem is “the invitation by Shel Silverstein, (one of my favorite poets). The line is “If you are a dreamer, come in.”

This is non-fiction, and most of you tolerate me. I still like many Beatle songs. This is exactly 144 words.

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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19 Responses to Wake Up Dreaming

  1. rothpoetry says:

    I love your post Mary. You have posed some very interesting questions. We must imagine beyond ourselves. I never thought about it from this perspective before, but I like your proposal and the song is magnificent!

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  2. Ingrid says:

    I absolutely love the Beatles and John Lennon but I also have issues with ‘Imagine’ especially a multi-millionaire advising us to ‘imagine no possessions’ – I think imagining this is easy but actually living it is much harder.

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  3. Your context was well played. I was drawn into your piece immediately. (I never liked John on his own.) 😀

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  4. I think I get Lennon’s idea that religion and the ideas of “heaven” can divide and if it didn’t exist, maybe we would be a peace, but still, I am with you, that this world will never be a Utopia and I believe in Heaven so, naturally I like to imagine it.

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  5. lillian says:

    Oops! I think you forgot the Tag back to dVerse or the mention and link to dVerse at the end of your post! Can you please add it and then I’ll come back to read and enjoy!

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    • I don’t understand. I linked it to dverse. How else would you have seen it? Please explain and I will comply if I missed something. I will have to do it later today though, when I am using my pc.

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  6. Mish says:

    We are blessed there is a heaven but I believe we should create as much of a heavenly place here as we possibly can. So much potential for us to be a better humanity. I think of it as a gift we should not squander.

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  7. I am more along the line of Belinda Carlisle’s song…

    Then I don’t need to imagine 🙂

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