DREAMIN'

DREAMIN' IS A STRANGE PHENOMENON
IN WHICH, QUITE OFTEN, I TAKE FLIGHT.
I BREATH IN DEEPLY AND START TO SOAR
AS I LAY THERE IN THE NIGHT.

WITH MY HEAD ON THE PILLOW
I CAN LOOK ALL OVER TOWN
AND LET A LITTLE AIR OUT
AND START TO SETTLE DOWN.

I CAN LEAN A LITTLE TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT
TO GO WHERE EVER I WANT.
I LEAN TO THE BACK TO MAKE A STOP
AND, TO GO, I LEAN TO THE FRONT.

ONCE I WAS FLYING ABOVE THE CLOUDS
I DARED NOT TO DESCEND.
I HAD NO DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM
ON WHICH I COULD DEPEND.

I KNEW THAT DANGER LURKED BELOW
BUT I JUST COULDN'T SEE THROUGH,
SO, I TOLD MYSELF I HAD TO WAKE UP
I MEAN, WHAT ELSE COULD I DO.

NOW IT'S NO FUN TO DREAM A DREAM
WHERE YOU'RE ANCHORED TO THE GROUND.
SPECIALLY WHEN YOU'VE HAD THE EXPERIENCE
OF FLYING ALL OVER TOWN.

I FEEL SORRY FOR THOSE WHO IN THEIR DREAMS
DON'T GET TO TAKE UP FLIGHT.
THEY JUST HAVE TO DO ORDINARY THINGS
AS THEY'RE DREAMING THROUGH THE NIGHT.

© Darryl G. Scroggins