Dreams, Anyone?

©Jeanne E Webster


If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?

From Dream Pedlary, a poem by Thomas Beddoes

After I read this poem, I gave the premise much thought.  What would I buy if dreams were a commodity?  I’ve written down a few thoughts that came quickly, yet if pondered thoroughly, this is a hard exercise.  You mention one thing when another appears to erase its validity.  Even the ones I posed could be ruled out if greater thought was exercised. 

One of my dreams:

A dream where mankind had not progressed to the knowledge available in our age. 

  • Children were able to be children longer.
  • The elderly were respected and cherished.
  • Innocence was precious.
  • Greed was a crime.
  • Work was an honorable profession.
  • Love was priceless.

Give it a try and see what you come up with.  It is an excellent brain exercise, as one thought leads to another.  You might even peer into your inner sanctum and have a look at the real you!  Just remember, thoughts are free. 

Have fun!

11 comments on “Dreams, Anyone?

  1. Great post Jeanne. I would add that families would be strengthened into a strong unit, unbreakable and binding; and that God would be accepted into the very center of each marriage and family.

  2. I agree with you, Anne. We all pray others will come to accept Christ. Amen.


  3. Dicky says:

    I would add: no prejudice among mankind.

  4. I love your list. The only thing I would add is color blindness!

  5. April says:

    I am in agreement with you. I would add the following to your list: Respect for one another and accountable for our actions! I also dream of a time when people took more care in how the dressed and presented themselves.

    Great post!

  6. Nice post. I would dream for the same things you have here…

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