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Dream Walker
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Last night, I dreamed I walked.
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You say, “OK”,
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and wait for the rest,
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But that’s all there is;
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I have not walked,
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with nothing but legs beneath me,
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since I was a child,
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Three years before Hero Dr. Salk
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Invented the miracle shot;
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I walked a few years as a child,
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but those memories , and most others,
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were burned out by disease and time;
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You walk, and you run,
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and I wonder how it feels;
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And then last night,
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I dreamed I walked,
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my legs seemed wobbly,
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but they held me up unaided,
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and even in my dream
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I knew how glorious, and yet strange,
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it was;
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I walked out of a house,
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into a green yard,
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I was barefooted,
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and I knew what grass felt like between the toes;
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And I walked,
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and walked,
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and moved my legs quicker and quicker
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and suddenly I was running!
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It was a herky jerky kind of run,
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but, oh, Lord, I was running,
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and I laughed out loud –
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and I awoke.
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I dreamed I walked last night,
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it was a dream of decades ago.
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But I walked.
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15 Jul 17


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