The Passing of Great Dreams

by Jerry Ratch



I think someone's

Got their foot 

On my foot 

Not holding me down 

But maybe helping to ground me 


It's almost like they're 

Tapping the top of my foot 

Now and then 

While listening to some kind of 

Internal music 


Tell me 

What part of your soul 

Was I hanging from 

When I was singing inside you? 


There must be a new kind of music 

I'm not hearing 


That may lead to 

The ultimate question mark 

On the forehead 

Of mankind


That maybe leads to the 

Passing of Great Dreams 

Or even possibly

To the Ultimate Answer