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~ SAT A VICAR ~

~ SAT A VICAR ~

This particular night I did dream
Of a palace and its tower's sway
I am unseen, with a strong sense of me
At a gala, where Mozart did play
Sat a Vicar, with a reddish gaze...

The dream ominous, as hated churches
The palace well adorned with a holy array
With guests gossiping, whispering worship
A feeling of despotism, coyly conveyed
Sat a Vicar, with a reddish gaze...

Masked guards in the palace tower
Three British dancers performed a ballet
Two grandfather clocks faced the hour
I got the feeling this dream was staged
Sat a Vicar, with a reddish gaze...

I hate myself, from my knees I prayed
In a searing sweat I did abruptly awake
I reached a reddish towel to dry my face
In the corner, on my chair, of leather and lace
Sat a Vicar,
As I recalled,
From another time
Another place....

This particular night I did dream
Of a Vicar, with a reddish gaze
Who sat, with great authority
And cast a dark net,
Over all he surveyed...

Tony Taylor
* The Falcon

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Tony Taylor

Thank You DARKLY!!…….Hey, a muse is a muse is a muse!! (smiles)…….stay groovy girlfriend!!…….Peace......T xoΒ  : )

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Cherie Leigh

Hey Tony...I remember this poem well...I always loved the title and the ominous feel...Like falseness and deception sitting in God's church...lolΒ  It feels like a dream and has all the makings of the anti-Christ's delusion on mankind, presenting himself with false pretensions of respect.Β  Oh how vulnerable mankind is to pomp and circumstance...sigh...I like the changes...Great work. Love n Hugs, xo CΒ  Β  Β 

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Tony Taylor

Amen to that C!!…..when I was young I Loved the pomp & circumstance of the Catholic Church......But as you know now......I'm of a GREATLY different mind......you're spot on once again in your interpretation!!……..thanx for being groovy Cherie!!…...love you heaps!!……..T xoΒ  : )

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Tony Taylor

Thanx for the stars and the vote GREG!!…..appreciate it brother!!…...T xo : )

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Pratibha Savani

I'm thinking of Salvador Dali and his surrealism reading this expressing your church views with a hint of being in a nightmare. Thanks for sharing.Β 

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Tony Taylor

Oh my goodness PRATIBHA!!…...Dali is my favorite ALL TIME artist.....I can't believe you came up with that....because often times I see images of/like his in my minds eye when I'm creating......Thank you SO much dear poet sister...it was as if you reached right down into the depths of me and pulled that one out!!…...don't you just Love poetry?......I love conveying that which is (as of yet) unconveyed!! (smiles)…….you're pretty cool girlfriend!!……..Kings to you!!…and thanx again!!….Later...….T xoΒ  : )

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Pratibha Savani

Wow I did not know that you were a dali fan!! lol.
Yes indeed love poetry especially when freestyling.
So glad you liked my comment then!!! :)
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Tony Taylor

Thanx for the stars A.T.!!…..smiles...….T xoΒ  : )

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Tony Taylor

Thanx for the LIKE GREG!!…..appreciate it my friend...….smiles.....T xoΒ  : )

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Tony Taylor

Thank you JOHN!!…….peace n stuff!!…….T xoΒ  ; )

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Sarfraz Ahmed

Tony this is awesome,Β  truly deep and thought provoking! I love it! a wonderful style of writing without any boundariesΒ  on the edge of mind blowing. Thanks for sharing!Β 

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Tony Taylor

Thank You SARFRAZ!!!....I don't think I know you or your stuff yet....I will head to your page after I leave this page.....thanx again for taking time to comment on this piece dear poet brother!!.....LOVE & ROCKETS!!.....T xoΒ  : )

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Sarfraz Ahmed

Tony Thanks for taking my time read my work. Been on Cosmo for years! Looking to get some work published!Β  Your stuff is cutting edge. Brilliant!Β 

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Larry Ran

My Dear Brother Tony,

Such a powerful poem, portraying the fear instilled into you by the Catholic Church.Β  I HAD to pin it.

One night while in a sopor, a deepened dreamy daze
At a Ball there sat a Vicar, with a Devilish reddish gaze
While people drank and toasted, he stared in vast disgust
He placed on them his Curses, then back to Hell was thrust

All my love,
Larry xxx

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Tony Taylor

YAY!!...thank you SO MUCH for the PIN my friend!!....It's interesting.....this is one of my personally favorite writes.....but I think you are the only one to surmise that it was a fear that motivated the dream as an underlying theme......I must try to edit this better so that ALL might see what you have seen.....because it was truly a POWERFUL friggin' dream!!......It's strange how many dreams I recall.....i'd say I remember dreams most every day to some extent.....I believe my soul/subconscious is truly trying to tell me something!!.....anyway, sorry for rambling bro......just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your insights!!.....you rock!!....Stay groovy!!.....T xo : )

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Larry Ran

My Dear Brother Tony,

I too remember most of my dreams vividly, some of the more powerful ones staying with me for days.Β  Some have recurring themes, such as of course, Nico, Cody, and Cookie, my other dog Linda, ha, ha, oops, she just hit me on the head!Β  But in others I dream of finding great works of art, once in a while, my exes, and various places I have traveled to.Β  Lastly, I dream of dear family and friends that have passed over the years.Β  I have also, on occasion, had dreams that have come true.Β  That is why I gave up flying in 1987, from a recurring tragic dream I had occasionally.Β Β 
Dream on, Brother!

All my love,
Larry xxx

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