“A Dreamer”

each morning,
i open my heart’s window to hope
that, one day, destroyers of life
will cease to be

the two-legged animal species, that is
the other kind does it for survival, after all

abusers
murderers
warmongers
hate-feeders
fear- and doubt-crafters

you know them as well as i do

the lost souls . . .

every one of them has to go

it is not killing i am talking about
no! it is in our power to take away theirs
silence is complicity
why are we still sitting quietly?
is it not worth for humanity
to not turn a blind eye to their atrocities?

think of it seriously,
as John Lennon once did famously:

“Imagine there’s no countries.
It isn’t hard to do.
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion, too.

Imagine all the people
Living life in peace.

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one.
I hope someday you will join us
And the world will be as one.

Imagine no possessions.
I wonder if you can.
No need for greed or hunger.
A brotherhood of man.”

yes! i dream to my heart’s content
yes! i imagine the same at the core of my soul
it really is not hard to do
wouldn’t you like to be a dreamer too?

what have you got to lose?

(c) hülya n. yılmaz, 1.5.2020

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4 responses to ““A Dreamer”

  1. still loving this poem of eloquent consciousness . . . thank you for your voice in the wilderness.

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  2. Beautiful words, love the Lennon lyrics he was a beautiful soul so tragically cut down as often the fate of the peace lovers. No Hulya we can ill afford to be quiet in the face of evil. Thank you for this beautiful reminder. Peace/one love ❤

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    • So many brightly shining lights have been extinguished that we must hold on to their humanitarian messages as if our lives were to depend on them (they do, in fact). Thank you for your visit, my esteemed brother. And thank you for your heart-comment!

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