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Dreaming Love Part One
By Gordon Coombes

DREAMING LOVE

I dream love sitting alone
watching the Tzars of the Café Apollinaire
spreading despair & cynicism
spreading hope & revolution -

I dream love walking along the boardwalk
sharing some weed with another lost soul
some sad eyed poet searching for love & beauty
finding only truth stripped of all delusions
walking with some sad eyed young girl still searching
lost in romantic delusions
some sad eyed forty something woman
still dreaming of being an artist
wishing she would take refuge in my arms
but I lack anything of value
being poor in body & spirit
having no answers to offer-

I dream love as I join the Tzars of the café
in heated debates over poetry & art
joking about love & life
armed anarchists disgusted
at all the indifference
tossing bombs into cafés
tossing Molotov cocktails into quiet living rooms
of the tyrants & bureaucrats who stoke the engines of despair
in the name of law & order
in their barbed-wire encircled gated towns
as they lecture the poor about peace & freedom
the peace the ruling class desires
the freedom of the poor to starve
the freedom of the homeless to die in despair
the freedom of the abused child filled with fear
who’s soul withers & dies
telling all these lost souls they are free at last
just don’t raise your voice to complain
justice is only for the deserving few
just pray & keep silent
is what the tyrants say -

I dream love as the old war vets march by
on a cold wet day in November
as they remember the slaughter
in the name of freedom so they say
the poor sent into Hell
for a pack of cigarettes & a crust of bread
but its bred into their bones
to fight & die for some lofty cause
to keep the rich safe in their homes
only to return to toil for tyrants
for scraps from their tables of plenty
so sons of the nation do your duty
to die on foreign soil
& the sons of the rich do their duty
toiling in colleges of ivy for a few years
playing at being students in the fields of Bohemia
while the poor die in Flanders fields
going on the Grand Tour
settling down to a life of greed & power -

Dreaming Love Part II

We dream of glittering palaces & cities
of shimmering golden towers
the hanging gardens of Babylon dreaming
sailing the sweet Nile
dreaming of Xanadu
dreaming a fairy-tale world
seeking rest still dreaming love
as we dream love -

Dreaming love
as the still-life of 3 pears & an apple is ripe forever
feast your eyes
finding the worm burrowing into flesh
as we dream love -

Dreaming love
while the good perish are left behind
as tyrants flourish
death squads roam the streets
as we dream love-

Dreaming love
as the planes crash into the towers of steel & glass
smoke & flames burst across a perfect blue sky
shattering our dreams of love -

Dreaming love
our dreams of love turned inside out
dreaming vengeance
everyone is vigilant
keeping their eyes open
spying on strangers neighbours & friends
their children turned into good little soldiers
in matching uniforms
dreaming of being warriors
to please God & Man
burying their dreams of love -

Dreaming love
as mushroom clouds rise here & there
to protect their wealth
to spread the word of Jesus
as Jesus blesses the rich & powerful
as Jesus curses the poor & the weak
Jesus has no time for the weak
so the Twice-Born tell us
as they wage endless war
preparing for the Second-Coming of their Lord
wiping out all those heretics
who follow false prophets
for only the Twice-Born will prosper
as they dream love -

Dreaming love
as billions of unbelievers despair
cry out onto the Lord
as they dream love
only to be cut in two
slain by the army of the righteous
who dream dark visions of Armageddon
as they dream of God’s Love -

While dreaming love
they show no mercy
turning cities into rubble
torture & kill in the name of Jesus
in the name of the Twice-Born King
believing he has the wisdom of Solomon
his pen & sword directed by God
dreams God loves him - still -

Dreaming love
as they await the Messiah
to be taken up into the Middle of the air
in the twinkling of an eye
those left-behind mere fodder
in the Holy struggle of a wrathful God
as they too dream love -

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