Sunday, July 17, 2011

1SS/160 - Stolen Things






dreams and reality
meet occasionally

at stoplights,

say 'hi' as they wait
for the signal, then
go their separate ways.

you determine which
one you follow,

home.


What can you say in 160 character? Say it, then tell Monkey.


The picture is by Rosie Hardy, who is featured in the final One Shoot Sunday at One Stop Poetry.


Thank you to everyone that stopped by d'Verse Poets Pub last night for the 'soft opening', making it a huge success.

96 comments:

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

How I'd love for some of my dreams and reality to meet... Some, not so much!

Mrsupole said...

Some dreams are so great that one wishes one did not have to wake up to meet reality, but then it creeps in and you open your eyes, thankful that you can.

God bless.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I can't tell you how much I love this poem... on a day like today, I think I'll follow home the dreams.

Thanks Brian :)

oceangirl said...

i think we can pray dreams into reality.

- i am still drowsy from a late night:)

G-Man said...

There's a signpost up ahead, the next stop...The Twilight Zone!

Harnett-Hargrove said...
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Harnett-Hargrove said...

Yes, Those two roads are often parallel.
This image reminds me of of shot I took in an old abandoned asylum. –J

SueAnn said...

What an intriguing poem! Dreams meeting up with reality. How cool would that be?
Love this...!!
Hugs
SueAnn

ayala said...

Dreams meeting reality....sometimesnot a good idea :) nice poem. Happy Sunday :)

haikulovesongs said...

ha! i like that "say 'hi' as they wait" ~ great 160!

Monkey Man said...

There are some dreams that seem so real and some reality that seems surreal. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160.

TechnoBabe said...

Dreams and reality were entwined most of my life. I so understand this post.

Eva Gallant said...

It would indeed be a dream to be able to follow some dreams home!

dustus said...

Always makes me smile when a chance meeting ends up at the pub. Cheers, Bro. You're one helluva creative poet/writer. I'm sure I'll keep learning from ya. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and good luck with d'Verse—causing a buzz already. smiles

Daniel said...

NIce verse today. Great way to start things off.

sheila said...

love love love love love this. Right up my ally. Beautiful!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

Reality is, I am still waiting for my dream ....

Claudia said...

this was my fav picture as well..dreams and reality meet at the stoplight..and sometimes i just want it to get green and red and green and red again and dream a bit on..smiles

the walking man said...

My reality are dreams just not the ones I thought I would be having at this age and why is it I have to be awake to see them? Damn stoplights.

Heaven said...

Very true... but hopefully even if we choose reality, we keep an eye on our dreams.

Happy Sunday~

Everyday Goddess said...

hopefully you pick the right one, and not the one that turns into a nightmare, LOL.

Glynn said...

Beautiful poem, Brian. Those occasional meetings -- and the decision on which to follow. The answers aren't always obvious. But imagine how boring everything would be if the answers were obvious.

Valerie said...

Ask me again next week when last night's dream has faded ......

Jyoti Mishra said...

So much intensity in few words... really a good piece of writing

Natasha said...

No matter what your up to in life...it always boils down to the choice...and I may be called crazy, but I chase the dreams everytime (and have suffered enough consequences to prove it! lol) Awesome write, and awesome party...feeling the after effects today :)

Lynne said...

Your poem reminds me of this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APbMQR18tqY

lynne said...

Your poem reminds me of this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APbMQR18tqY


much enjoyed!

KLo said...

This is a perfect analogy ... because how often do you carry away the vestige of a memory from a stoplight? I think dreams and reality do rub off on each other in that distant, almost subconscious, way that stoplight encounters do.

wolfsrosebud said...

Great last Sunday Shoot... from the heart.

Pete Marshall said...

hi bri....just letting you know i popped by..pete

Kat_RN said...

That is true. My Sweet Husband and I seem to have a natural instinct for choosing whichever one will cause the most chaos.
Kat

David Allen Waters said...

short, intense and always a good time, perfect for a sunday morning `wink`....bravo :)

Louise said...

ha...they occasionally meet, not often though! Love that picture too...a cool write in 160.. :)

MorningAJ said...

I really like that. It kind of explains a lot!

Life in a Poem said...

I like how you wrote Dreams and reality meet, I guess they do sometimes

Pat Hatt said...

The fork in the road so to speak
One must choose which path to seek
Right or wrong who knows
Just how it goes
But hopefully as you say
Dreams and reality will meeet some day

rosaria said...

Now, that's a clever little image, B.

Margaret said...

You nailed this one! Excellent job.

Fireblossom said...

I decide?

What if Fate shows up, too?

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Brian...
Once again, what a wonderful use Of 55 words..."dreams and reality
meet occasionally..."
Hmmm...sometimes in the form Of déjà vu especially, when you feel as if the reality you dreamed [occurred] or occurs in real life.

[postscript: Just like the image that Claudia used Of photographer Rosie Hardy your words compliment her image too!]

Thanks, for sharing your poem this Sunday morning.
deedee ;-D

Magpie said...

What an interesting concept...I'm going to ponder this one for awhile.

hedgewitch said...

Slick and sweet, in 160, too. Nice work for a tired poet who's been cleaning tables and sweeping up after the crowds all night.

Lolamouse said...

And sometimes it's hard to tell which is which! Great poem, Brian!

Fred said...

Really nice sentiment there, Like the choice aspect and home being the last word. You consistently amaze me all you pack into your work, never more apparent to me when reading your shorter pieces. I might be, or others might be able to get a similar message down, but for me anyway, never getting the most out of each word like you do, heck just look at how long, Really good work took me, lol

ds said...

Ah, but which is the reality and which the dream?

Brian Miller said...

not always easy to tell is it?

Reflections said...

ah yes, but dreams do meet up with reality... then tho, it is our influence of the outcome that so often separates the two.

Amropali said...

love how it starts with 'dreams' and ends with 'home'.

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Am always for dreams to reality. #loves

Anna said...

wow, in 160 characters...you've said much about following dreams and choosing paths... and sometimes I'm waiting for that merge sign, ha! I, too, saw dreams/reality in this photo and chose this one.

Tara Miller said...

Can't our reality sometimes be our dreams lived out? For example I always had the dream of becoming a wife and mother....now I am living that dream (reality) and have a new dream to work towards. Individual and family dreams are always necessary in order to keep living life fully.

I loved you're opening line with this picture, love. Beautiful poem.

libithina said...

think I'll follow Home and meet again ~ I hope ~ great write Brian ~ ~ hgs Lib

Betsy said...

I have a few dreams that I wish would become reality. :) And some realities are better than I could have ever dreamed! ha.

secret agent woman said...

And sometimes they merge, which can be lovely.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

You're so good this!

And thanks so much for participating in last week's Limerick-Off. I just posted a new one. Hope to see you there. :)

yellowhousecafe said...

yes, but I just wish I had a crystal ball to choose correctly. fabulous 160 ~

Heather said...

wow, i love this! this is my new favorite. can you please make a book???? :) This is so well said in such a few short lines! excellent. I have to pop by the "pub" - glad it was a success! hope you had a good weekend -

Barbara Shallue said...

So true. Sigh.

Suz said...

ah..who's to say what a stoplight is

once again...I really enjoyed a peek into your poet's mind..

Alexander Field said...

Man you need to publish some of this stuff somewhere - fantastic! : )

Life@Cee said...

Beautifully written. I believe that reality is highly overrated.

CM said...

Ok, that was pretty cool. I liked it. And I would love to follow the dreams, but reality calls.

Daydreamertoo said...

Simply, Lovley

Mama Zen said...

I really like this, Brian.

Me said...

New favourite. :)

Daydreamertoo said...

Was going to that blog you just commented on as the link on your new blog but, it's not exactly talking paint pots and decorating, is it! LOLOL
I'm sure I'll come up with something to suit your pub decor, soon. ;)

The Retired One said...

I so loved this one Brian! I love that it is all about choice.
Oh, and that photo is fantastic too.

Gigi Ann said...

Dreams are nice, but reality always seems to be the road we follow.

Thanks for the visit today.

Margie said...

Love this one, Brian.
Wonderful write, as always!

SandyCarlson said...

Goodness, yes. And now I am exhausted. Thanks for this.

emily wierenga said...

i read this twice. loved it each time, and found it sinking deep, brian. how i want to follow my dreams home.

Vicki Lane said...

You're amazing, Brian. Reading through the posts I've missed,i am more aware than ever of your talent and your versatility. (Verse-atility?

lori said...

Oh, I very much like this one. I think I'll choose to follow my dreams until they become my reality. (sigh)

:)

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liza said...

To me, this reads like a poetic definition of a crossroads. Lovely...I'm sure your FB statuses are like mini novels...so much packed into 150 words.

Mona said...

Wow! I like the idea about dreams and reality meeting midway & us following either...

But ultimately whatever you follow, becomes your reality...

Dave King said...

Do I detect some synchronicity in our respective posts? I really liked this one.

sewa mobil said...

Nice article, thanks for the information.

KB said...

So many choices. Nice one, Brian.

Lorraine said...

and the dream hold your hand and there is no more pain, only joy becoming a nightmare...Love what you wrote, but I know better

Ash said...

Amazing!

Gaston Studio said...

So true that it's your choice which one you follow... great one Brian.

annell said...

This one definitely has a sweet sent of I loved... and I began to think of other places they meet.

C Rose said...

Simple and poetic expression of choice. Enjoyed this ~ Rose

Pat said...

I like it!

Chris G. said...

To drown in reality, or to be swept away in fantasy...which to walk? The moments of their meeting are the most surreal, the sweetest in their way, at their greatest in the child's mind...

Thank you Brian, for everything. This last work to share with One shoot is much appreciated. And cheers to that pre-celebration of dVerse, my friend. Went off splendidly.

Sue said...

Geez. Are you observing my life lately? This poem and your even more recent one are speaking to my experience right now.

=)

Ostensible Truth said...

Brilliant piece! dreams - - great to read! :)

Ed Pilolla said...

beautiful vision, brian. and congrats on dverse!

Ruthiey said...

loved this so much I posted a link on fb! keeeep it up! your dreams of being a poet have met reality and they're inspiring other dreamers.

Celestial Dreamz said...

can't say enough just how much i loved reading this one.

Syd said...

Those dreams that are filled with good things are the ones that I still grasp for when I am on the verge of waking to reality.

Sophia said...

This was a hard read for me...

Shopgirl said...

Lots packed into such a short poem, I love it.

Goofball said...

I love the crossroad image

tracy said...

Sometimes the most food for thought comes in the smallest packages - like this.