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by Richard Lee King
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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This was formerly posted as: You Be The Judge. I've made considerable changes to it and re-titled it as Dreams. I like it much better now. This re-write is really intended for those who didn't read the original version, but if you did read the earlier version, I hope you like this one better too.

Have you ever have one of those nights when you just wanted to let your mind run naked through your thoughts? A few months ago, while trying to sleep, I had one of those nights and I wrote down those thoughts, as best as I could recall them........... Here's the result.

I emphasize that…… It's all imaginary.


Formerly titled:  YOU BE THE JUDGE
I Awaken…..
I’m in a small space.
It’s completely dark.
It’s…….. completely silent.
First thought?.... 

Fear?..... Silence? .... or shout my head off?
I remain silent.
I try to reason out my alternatives.
My ears are alert for any sound.

Total silence… Nothing!!!!
Am I deaf?
,,,,Or is there no sound? 
It’s still dark……
My eyes,,,,, either haven’t adjusted to the dark,
or,,,,, It is totally black dark,
Or.....   I’m blind! 
Worst case!
I’m deaf, I’m blind, I’m in a casket.
………Best case?
I’m dreaming the whole damn thing.
I continue to listen,,,
Still no sound????
I’m breathing,,,
My heart beats…..
….I can hear my heart beats….
Maybe I’m not deaf….
You really don’t HEAR heart beats,,,,
,,,,You feel them.

You still could be dreaming!!!!
 But,,,, you’re breathing.,,,
You can hear yourself breathing.
Your hands are free.
You scratch something.....
You heard that.
You’re hearing is ok.
But you hear nothing.

You can feel, 
but feel nothing,
You can touch,
But still you feel nothing.
You’re confused
you still can’t see
....and all is quiet.
and …
You still could be dreaming!!!!
I whisper my name.
I heard it.
Nothing hurt when I spoke.
It sounded,
I heard the sound,
I didn’t hurt.
…..I’m still breathing
I can hear,
I can speak
I feel & I don’t hurt.

(except my head)
It’s still pitch black

And there is no sound
No voices,
No radio’s,
No TV’s..
No automotive sounds,
No mechanical sound of any kind!!!!
No wind.
No rain.
Total quiet.
Ear shattering quiet…! 
What should I do?




How did I get here?
I don’t remember.
What is the last thing I do remember?
I was at a party,
We were drinking,
Somebody passed around some shit
I refused…..
(once in a while)
Maybe a little pot,,,,
I can take it, or leave it, but nothing else!!!!
I drink, but I’m a prude,
I don’t do any of that other shit.
I’m cold…
My head hurts….
am I hung over?
That’s got to be it!
I got shit faced,,,,
and passed out…..
but, where?
Why so dark?
Why so quiet?

I smell coffee….
I smell perfume….


She’s beautiful,,,,
She’s "friendly,,,,"
And she cooks????? 
I knew it!
It just had to be a dream. 
That smell of coffee is real.
That smell of bacon is too.
and I remember that perfume
and she is cooking.

Why so cold?
My clothes are missing.
I’m naked as a jaybird.
I feel a draft
Where is that coming from?
What’s that smell?
Someone’s cooking bacon?

Turns out, I’m in a penthouse
way the hell up in the air
maybe 60 floors up
maybe more.....

Above the noise,
well insulated,
well air conditioned.
Maybe too well.....
the perfect love nest
for two,
but not for one
too cold,
too dark,
too quiet,
too lonely,
The door opens…
There she is,
she's naked.
against the bright light.

So inviting....

She smiles,

"Good morning “big fella.”
To be continued……..
In your dreams!!!!!

© copyright 2011 Richard Lee King,      




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Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 8/13/2012
You animal, you! I know you had to be enjoying that!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 1/25/2011
Dream on! High altitude drinking is especially potent. Patrick
Reviewed by karen logan 1/20/2011
Your STILL dreaming Dick! Loved it. Great imagery. I have to go now, but I will be back soon to read more. Love your work Dick.
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 1/14/2011
Clever Richard...very authentic reflection!
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 1/13/2011
Goodness, what a journey for a dream...

Be always safe,
Reviewed by The Poetess 1/13/2011
Very Interesting. I find dreams and their meanings positively fascinating and have studied them through most of my life, but I couldn't get excited about the "silhouett". ;-) If it had been a man - one who has a loving heart it may have had a different effect. ;-)
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 1/13/2011
"A dream is a wish your heart makes...."

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 1/13/2011
If nothing else it was a damn long dream, must have lasted all night...e
Reviewed by Felix Perry 1/13/2011
Well if it were I a dream I hope you don't wake up too soon old buddy for sounds like it was a fun party with more to come...
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 1/13/2011
Now that is a tall dream indeed...or is it?
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