Where do Dreams go to Die?

Somewhere over the ocean,
After an endless night,
I reach my favorite town.
But it’s cold and dark,
Another time, another place,
Everything’s turned upside down.

I thought I’d reached true joy –
Surprised by utter happiness,
I put myself on a limb.
But love was never my friend,
And the woman of my life
Was just another whim.

Perfection is inane,
And dreaming is in vain.
But ignorance is bliss –
Where do dreams go to die?

I went down to the river to pray –
The Mississippi was burning,
Ablaze with neon lights.
God bless America,
The land of dreams
And lonely summer nights.

Perfection is inane,
And dreaming is in vain.
But ignorance is bliss –
Where do dreams go to die?

You’re not the girl I love –
Now I know the truth,
And emptiness prevails.
I find a picture of you
In an old forgotten drawer;
Disillusion never fails.

One thing I ask of you,
Of the friend I never had:
When all is said and done,
Keep a door ajar for me,
When I’m standing in the rain,
And all hope is gone.

Perfection is inane,
And dreaming is in vain.
But ignorance is bliss –
Where do dreams go to die?

(2005, 2007)

2 responses to “Where do Dreams go to Die?

  1. I love your poem! I feel a kinship for someone else who wrote a poem titled “Where Do Dreams Go To Die”. As with all my writing, it was written on the one single thought. Thank your for sharing, I love your website! Take care, *big hugs*! ~ K

  2. I woke up this morning and tried to write this. Beautiful.

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