SuSpence's Dream


SuSpence's Dream

This is an original poem, inspired by several of Bob Dylans works (Duh haha), as he often wrote early in his career about the possibility of a nuclear war. He was writing his works while under the dark shadow of the Cuban Missle Crisis. But with the terror and turmoil in the world today and the expansion of nuclear arms the dark shadow has reared its ugly head once again, but today casts a much larger and more dubious shadow than ever before in History. I hope you enjoy, Spence, P.S. Check the Roots Dylan cover out, its great!

In the back of a bus,
on my way downtown
I had myself a dream,
which got me kind of down

I hope it was a dream,
now only time can tell
The day mans selfishness,
sent us to live in his hell

One push of the button,
as Heaven and Earth fell
Chemical dust a mushroom,
no safe place to dwell

Six billion dead,
in the blink of an eye
Chemical dust rains down,
upon the ashes so high

Politicians flee to the underground,
only they're privy to the warning sounds
So cozy they'll be, in thier new found shelter
leaving us here alone, to endure the nuclear swelter

A solitary man, I walked the lonely road,
searching for company, for fear of living alone
Along the way, I saw many an old friend
Never though this was how.....
they thier end

On the lonesome road I saw nary a rainbow
I heard a song of love, but on death it was skipping
I heard a man screaming, while his flesh was a burnin'
A young woman cried as her skin was just drippin'
I hear a baby sigh as its vaporized before me
I heard the dark angels voices joyfully singin'
All hope before me, rapidly fadin'
Twenty years in a day, my body was aging
The anger inside me was boiling and ragin'
There was no one around to issue the blame
Ashes to ashes, dust to dust, the self-prophesied claim
Only my soul, chemical ash and soot still remain
Stuck under my boot, no longer a name
What we became, we've only ourselves to blame
As the universe looks down upon us in shame

This world to me, singularly bestowed
So I lit up a cigarette,
and walked back on down the road

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Aphrena commented on SuSpence's Dream


when i read this it reminded me of this book i read its called Swan Song i dont remember who its by but its pretty much the exact topic of your poem



Thanks for the comment Aphrena, I dont think I have read that, going to goole asap haha. Peace, Spence

BDIsernhagen commented on SuSpence's Dream


I ctually read this with a nasaly talking-blues! bravo, friend!



Haha, right on bro, Dylan is a poetic God! Peace bro, Spence

Charlie23 commented on SuSpence's Dream


This is awesome! He's had quite an influence on my life as well! You ever read "Chronicals"? One of my all time faves, cause I love the guys personality that he puts out there... I can diffenitly see Dylans influence in this poem! Well thought out and written!



i dont think I have read that yet charlie. But it is on my must read list now! Thanks for stopping bye and commenting. Dylan is a poetic genius. Too bad so many fall into the traps set by todays industry standards that they miss out on his brilliance. ~Spence

dahlusion commented on SuSpence's Dream


The French surrealists would have sucked you in as one of their own kind—bravo!!



Thank you so much Dah, I have always been drawn to the French Impressionists and Surrealists, this is a high compliment to me. Thanks in bunches. ~Spence

jyothi commented on SuSpence's Dream


Vision of scary future but true concept of nuclear war.



Very True, thanks so much for the read my friend. ~Spence

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Franz Kafka (1883-1924) Czech writer.

SuSpence’s Poems (53)

Title Comments
Title Comments
Eyes Of Hazel One 6
Each New Day 16
The Tomorrow Dream 43
What See You 19
Nirvana (Haiku) 13
Sonnet 3 21
The Poetry Of Time 33
Mirrored Souls 33
My Open Broken Heart 20
Passing Thoughts 16
Sonnet 1 19
Ode To My Love 17
Angel With Butterfly Wings 20
A Conversation in Appreciation 13
Miranda's Song 14
The Sarasota Blues 27
Highku 22
Tripping Stream of Consciousness 35
Along The River's Breath 51
Sometimes... 37
Transport 34
Love Never Knows 39
SuSpence's Dream 33
Ode to the Beatles (acrostic challenge) 18
The Generation Who Sold The World 30
Christine 24
Glenn Beck (Haiku) Compilation 32
The Tragic Tale of Alejandro Vega 56
Ballad of the Lost Man 32
Gulf of Fire (Haiku) 34
Fade to White 34
Ugly World 53
Searchin' for Love 26
Lost am I 28
Shards of Me 27
The Sadness, 10
The New Moon 18
I Imagine, 13
Lovesick, Lonesome Blues 11
Beautiful Poet 10
The Morning Sun 5
A Question for Love 13
Realm of Delusion 26
Simply Thoughts of You 9
Caught Staring 6
The Edge of the Headlands 3
In My Mind... 15
Thoughts of Natalia 14
A New Path 10
Daydream 12
Gone is my Sunshine 17