The Legacy of Dreams – a poem by Robert S. King

The Legacy of Dreams

I swore no cold headwind
would ever make me shiver
nor blow me back
to crossroads tied in knots.

I swore that this is the road
going somewhere, everywhere,
an invincible dream passing
through roadblocks like a ghost,
all the way, all the way, all the way
to the end of time,
to where the dream turns to dust,
where the road dead ends
but somehow keeps on going.

.

Robert S. King edits Good Works Review. His poems appear widely, including Chariton Review, Kenyon Review, Midwest Quarterly, and Southern Poetry Review. He has published eight poetry collections, most recently Developing a Photograph of God (Glass Lyre Press, 2014) and Messages from Multiverses (Duck Lake Books, 2020).

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s