I Thought I Had a Vision

I thought I had a vision,
But it was just a dream;
It vanished, upon waking,
Like some pathetic stream
That trickled through the wastelands
And sank into the sand—
There no one could retrieve it,
Not even with skilled hand.
I now abjure all visions
And leave them to the wise,
For they know what to look for
With their perceptive eyes.
They’ll gladly share their findings
With those of us who yearn
For something with more grandeur
Than gas pains or heartburn.


Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Vision”

Posted on April 11, 2018, in light verse, Midweek Motif, Poets United, Rhyming poetry and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Stunning work Magical

  2. I like the image of the lost vision as a stream lost in the desert. A nice one.

  3. so when you hear the rumblings
    in the middle of the night
    it probably is your stomach
    spoiling for a fight:)

  4. That stream! Beautiful.
    I hope we don’t wait for the more wise to have visions. That in itself would reduce us to flatulence!
    This poem carries wisdom in its humor. I’ll be reading it again!

  5. Well this one left me with a smile… 🙂

  6. Ah, this made me smile. I especially love the wise with their perceptive eyes.

  7. The disappointment is palpable in this poem that the character (surely not you) has giving up on dreaming all the ‘what ifs’ that most of us relish in. However poetically it was beautiful.

  8. yearn for more than heartburn.. 🙂 Indeed!!

  9. Very nifty! I saw it as a piece of fun, not to be taken too seriously … and very well crafted.

  10. Resentment toward the visions? So very interesting.

  11. I loved your rhyme, humor and all!

  12. hypercryptical

    I love it! I love it!
    The close is brilliant!
    Anna :o]

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I don’t know about “brilliant,” but I had fun with this piece, anyway. Thanks!

      On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 1:54 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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