Short Stories

Are you a dreamer?



My mom always called my dad a dreamer. He had many lofty ideas but many of them were never executed. My mom on the other hand is more of a realist — having a plan,  seeking the means by which to accomplish her goals, all while tossing in a good serving of faith to see her through to victory! Yep,  my mom is a survivor! She knows how to make do with little and sure enough God always sends a good Samaritan to save the day. She is truly blessed!

Combine the dreamer and the realist and what do you get? A firstborn dreamer who knows how to make those dreams a reality. Yep,  I think I have a little of both mom and dad in me and I’m glad, because I can now relate to the lofty ideas of my dad but understand the work involved in making those dreams come true.

In the following poem,  it seems like the author was having a hard time deciphering if he was dreaming or if his dreams were becoming reality. It also seems as if he too was perceived as a dreamer by those around him and that may have made him feel alone.

Since poetry is subjective,  perhaps your interpretation would be very different from mine, so have a read and see how it speaks to you. Enjoy! 🌷

Quote from “Edgar Allan Poe’s Complete Poetical Works” by Edgar Allan Poe –

“A Dream within a Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow—
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream:
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand—
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep
While I weep—while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?”

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Contents compiled: September 27 2016
Originally published: September 27 2016
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16 thoughts on “Are you a dreamer?”

    1. Yes, you’re right! I think it has a lot to do with our upbringing and the circumstances of our lives.

      Hope you’re having a lovely day! ☺ 🌷


  1. Ok, I can understand your interpretation based upon your stated experience and formative environment. What I find interesting is that What I am seeing in this piece relates to where I am on my own pilgrimage-That to see more clearly, one needs solitude, and that the more silence I give myself, the more real my interior life becomes and the less real, the physical realm is …I am a ghost, driving a meat covered skeleton made of star dust riding on a rock floating through space. via Thank You A.

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    1. The key is to find balance.
      Noise and silence work together.
      To appreciate the silence there must first be noise. To appreciate the noise one must first be tired of the silence.

      Enjoy your silence but don’t forget to reconnect with those who cherish you for they are there for a reason. ☺

      Thanks for reading. Have a lovely day! 🌷

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