Poem: Dreamers by Mark Tulin


A young homeless couple
living below the poverty line,
among the sirens of despair

Dream of stepping lightly,
waltzing on the cliff of hope,
high in the rich hills of midnight

Moving to the rhythm of the universe,
to the song in their hearts
to a light show down below

Slowly, in their own time,
giving each other their hands, 
they find their desires

Discover themselves, their passion
in the City of Angels, dancing
like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

I am an author, poet, humorist, and short story writer from Palm Springs, California. I write about various topics, from my early childhood in Philadelphia to my years as a family therapist and finally to my soul-searching in California. These are poetic narratives that may have humorous or serious content or both. Either way, I hope my poetry and stories resonate with you.

9 comments on “Poem: Dreamers by Mark Tulin

  1. Beautiful poetry, there is always light at the end of a dark tunnel.πŸ’•

  2. I think you captured a moment that we all, deep down, could happen in the lives of these people. The cynic in me says it doesn’t, but he romantic in me says it does.
    Interesting choice of narrative viewpoint/perspective. I would challenge you to write this poem from their perspective, giving them a bit of internal voice–because I do think you’ve captured them well.
    When I say challenge, it is more of a thought than an actual challenge.
    I enjoyed the piece.

  3. Beautiful 😊
    Glad to come across this anszing blog!

  4. Reggie German

    “In their own time…” I really enjoyed that line. I wish I could explain in detail, but I may not give it justice.

    I enjoyed this poem.

    • Thanks, Reggie. I’m glad. You don’t have to explain when something resonates. It’s an emotional reaction. πŸ™πŸ»

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