Coming In

My daughter loved the book of poetry Where the Sidewalk Ends. She took it to bed. Nestled in those pages was the line “If you are a dreamer, come in.” by Shel Silverstein.

I remember the dreams I had for me and I remember the dreams I had for you. Not just ordinary ones like getting a good grade in school or going to a fine university, living in a two story house or taking a trip to Greenland. Not the dream to be a poet or magician or architect. My dreams concerned paradigms, broader in scope than world peacekeeping or disarmament. I dreamt contentment for us all, lack of greed and pride, love of the human race, coming in together.

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dVerse prosey prompt on Shel Silverstein quote from his poem Invitation.

Coming In

11 thoughts on “Coming In

  1. I love this but sadly, it doesn’t follow the requirements for Prosery. The line “If you are a dreamer, come in.” must be included in the body of the prose. It cannot be the title. I think it will be an easy fix….but do remember to keep to the 144 words max, sans title.
    Can you please rewrite it? I’ll check back in an hour or so….hopefully it’s an easy rewrite so I can keep it linked up to dVerse.

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  2. We do want and dream for the world to be a better place for our children. I love the way you’ve captured that with ” paradigms, broader in scope than world peacekeeping or disarmament.”

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