Tuesday, August 17, 2010

daydreaming


do you ever dream
while sitting at this computer
that you were in fact at the beach
laid back, listening to the waves
watching the distant horizon
feeling the sand between your toes

do you ever wish
while pushing the grocery cart
that you were in fact climbing the switchbacks
on a steep mountain trail
anticipating the accomplishment
and the view at the summit

do you ever wonder
while biding time in traffic
that you were in fact sitting
in a classroom, learning something new
perhaps at medical school
or learning to paint or write

do you ever think
while riding amusement park thrill rides
that you were in fact on a rocket
gazing at Earth through your window
on your way to save the planet
from untold disaster

do you ever wonder
while living your mundane life
what in fact is your purpose
is there a divine plan
are you fulfilling your destiny
or leaving it all to fate

do you ever dream
while sitting at this computer
that you were in fact at the beach
laid back, listening to the waves
watching the distant horizon
feeling the sand between your toes

do you ever dream?



~photo 30 September 2007 - in the Smokies

3 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Neat poem, Susan. You are very talented.... YES--I DREAM.... Right now I am dreaming about Fall and cooler temps. I am dreaming about raking up a big pile of leaves and then jumping in them.....

I'm also dreaming about SNOW this coming winter.....

AHHHHH--it's fun to dream, isn't it?
Hugs,
Betsy

Ava said...

Great post! Very uplifting. Yes ... I also am a dreamer!!

Carletta said...

I love the poetry!
Thanks for your visit to my photoblog. :)