I made a song from these words in April 2021 and called it "It Was Raining".
Please make a note of this and change your archives accordingly.
sleep tight and safe tonight from slaughter
I've been talking to your sons and daughters
corrupted moose killing caribou
at the castle's commanding cue
taking Nikon toting tourists across the water
in the gymnasium I was amazed I saw
big bang tribes there roasting dinosaur
chanting fascism's facing sarcasm
across a curious fearful chasm
extraterrestrials test their strength for war
I was dreaming it was raining
and I kept opening my eyes to the sun
I was dreaming you were leaving
and I kept waking up to your smile
I was dreaming I was dying
and kept realizing I still had to live
I was dreaming I was dreaming
and kept waking up to another dream
archetype or prototype - which original are we?
to be symbolic of an allegorical category,
placed there for all mankind to see --
or the crumbling wreckage of a clumsy idea
nothing but a crude warning to take up the rear?
ah, be forewarned, and escape this fear!
I didn't feed enough
dreamscapes to eat last night --
but I thought I found
a fifty dollar bill
which unfolded in my hand
a bar ad and beer coupon
redeem it now before it's gone!
I woke up all day with screaming clouds
not sleeping lightly, I just dreamt too loud
freshly bought fantastic thoughts
always seem so finely wrought
and in my dream I woke up and wrote this down
© Huw Powell
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