I Dreamed a Dream


I dreamed a dream
so deep it became
an ocean of       
immeasurable depths
and I drank every drop
until it filled every cell and
I drowned
in its swirling currents
tossed with the tide
on cresting waves.
I dreamed a dream
so big it inflated
like a balloon
the color red
swollen and swelling,
fracturing ribs
cracking its bone cage
reforming my skeleton
and lifting my feet off
the earth at the peak
of its lustful yearning.
I dreamed a dream
so bright it became
a lighthouse with
beacon burning hot
and true to cut through
the rolling fog
hell-bent on blinding
those who see
in different colors.
I dreamed a dream.
By blood and tears
and broken wings
I flounder
I drift
I crawl
toward the light.




written 03.14.18


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I'm an award-winning fantasy author, artist, and photographer from La Porte, Indiana. My poetry, short fiction, and memoir works have been featured in various anthologies and journals since 2005, and several of my poems are available in the Indiana Poetry Archives. The first three novels in my Chronicles of Avilésor: War of the Realms series have received awards from Literary Titan.

After some time working as a freelance writer, I was shocked by how many website articles are actually written by paid "ghost writers" but published under the byline of a different author. It was a jolt seeing my articles presented as if they were written by a high-profile CEO or an industry expert with decades of experience. I'll be honest; it felt slimy and dishonest. I had none of the credentials readers assumed the author of the article actually had. Ghost writing is a perfectly legal, astonishingly common practice, and now, AI has entered the playing field to further muddy the waters. It's hard to trust who (or what) actually wrote the content you'll read online these days.

That's not the case here at On The Cobblestone Road. I do not and never will pay a ghost writer, then slap my name on their work as if I'd written it. This website is 100% authentic. No outsourcing. No ghost writing. No AI-generated content. It's just me... as it should be.

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