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).

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