Monday, May 04, 2009

Written for Tara Johnston

Labored Dreaming

Tools' puzzle on ordeals buried over victory's mask
Asked, given triumphant happiness of lament streaming
Roles awakened to distant thunder of labored dreaming
Against odds felled by unattained heights eases the task.

Joy streams onward under lids closed open so tightly
Over a hand struggling, reaching the final justice rightly
Honor holds its keys to seek rings never ending travels sight
Nodding approval nurtures a cautious belief of foes timid might.

Seeking multitude tears wel into canyons, valleys lined deep
Trails to a knowing tenderness leave, achieve a bold leap,
Old habits squabble steadily for woken gain to chance
Nothing happens endlessly on doors ajar at the dance.

Robert Dodson
May 4, 2009
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