April 3, 2019: Poetry Writing Prompt – Jake Aller

This poetry writing prompt submitted by Jake Aller:

Write a poem about a dream that changed your life. Many of us have had dreams that changed the direction of our life. The dream could be a prophetic dream that came true, or it could be a dream that warned you about something, or a powerful image that haunted your life. Dreams are powerful and I am a big proponent of listening to one’s dreams.

In my case, I had a recurring dream from 1974 to 1982 – in the dream which started in high school, a beautiful Asian woman was standing next to me talking to me in an Asian language.  She then disappears and I wake up.  First time I had the dream was in a high school physics class where I nodded and saw the woman. I yelled out who are you? and fell to the ground- the class broke up in laughter.  Then I started having the dream.  When I had to go decide where to go in the Peace Corps I had the dream and knew she was in Korea.  I met her a year after I finished the Peace Corps. She walked off a bus and into my life. We have been married for 37 years.

So my prompt is this: Write about a dream that changed your life or a dream that changed someone else’s life. You can read the rest of my story on my blog https://theworldaccordingtocosmos.com or in the book, “Dreams and the Unexplainable,” published by the Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers.

If you write a poem from this prompt, post it as a comment underneath the prompt in the Poetry Super Highway Facebook Group.

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