The Good Fight

I’ve taken a break from working on my dreams lately…

…and though I feel a bit guilty, a dream tells me that I’ve fought the good fight…

…I’ve sacrificed, and now I need to rest and let the dust settle.

Consider the dream:

I see a group of soldiers inside a fort at the end of a battle.

The dust swirls about them, lit by a bright noonday sun.

One of the soldiers has lost an arm and a leg.  Yet somehow, he still manages to stand.

It was a horrific sight; nonetheless, I saw the dream as positive.

Yes, some repairs are in order, but the battle has been won…

…the sun shines brightly, and though one aspect has been wounded, it’s still standing—it’s still active.

True, it’s a serious wound.  But fortunately, in our dream realities, those wounded aspects can recover fully.

© 2011, Michael R. Patton
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About Michael Patton

I am a poet, novelist, and storyteller...A new mythologist, a peace miller, a dream worker...I don't qualify as an illustrator or photographer--I just "make pictures"...I have thirteen books available at amazon... I currently reside in northwest Arkansas, but have lived and worked all over the United States... I'm self-taught, for the most part--which is like searching for the right door in the dark. It's an on-going process.... I don't want to write MY story, I want OUR story, so that's what I'm studying: the human story: past, present, future, in its many aspects--including the spiritual. I'm proceeding at a slow crawl.... I don't see the inner world and outer world as separate. By learning about myself, I learn about others, I learn about my world.... Conversely, as I struggle to understand what I see OUT THERE, I learn about myself.... But to be clear: I don't claim any special understanding. I'm still purblind, still only half-awake.... After frustrating experience with the publisher of my first novel, I've published on my own, beginning with e-books, with plans to move into print and audio. Even video.... Along with a second novel, I've now published eight books of poetry. Each poetry book focuses on a theme. For instance, the collection GLORIOUS TEDIOUS TRANSFORMATION is about the slow difficult wonderful process of change.... In that book, as with all my work, I try to be accessible to a general audience, while also striving to achieve a certain literary quality.
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