Waking the Dream

©Robert Fitzmorgan (Gordon Scott Fridenberg)

The dreams that drive our lives and lift our hearts,
And drive us to be better than we are,
Are sparked within us by the bardic arts.
A sign-post in or hearts, our bright North-Star.
We lift our voice to tell the tales of old.
To sing again the songs of days gone by.
The legends live 'long as their tales are told.
The heros live again in our heart's eye.
The ancient heros walk the earth again,
And by their lives they show us how to live.
Returned to life again by poets pen.
The gift of life that only bards can give.
Respect the bards and show them high esteem.
It's they who write the words that wake the dream.

Robert's note: I wrote this poem Sept 18, 1999 just before my novice bards competition at Mooneschadowe Guardian. it is dedicated to all the bards who write the words that wake the dream.