Do A Dream

John answers the question ‘Do A Dream’ and talks of his childhood.

Do a dream ? Al seh a do,
A dream most evri neet,
A dream abart orl soorts er things,
Sum shock, sum vague, sum sweet.
Mi faivrits, tho’, mi very best,
Ones az brings most joy,
Ar them az teks mi reight way back,
Ter wen a worrer boy.
Sum ar sad, al tell thi that,
Abart friends a weint f’get,
Secritly a wek up sum neets,
Mi eyes uncommon wet.
Cos back a guh past eighty yeers,
Am in orl mi boy’ud places,
Int green woods an t’ould schoolyard,
Among t’familiar faces.
Theers mi teichers crystal clear,
Mi dreams mek real contact,
Laffin, talkin, earnIst moods,
The’re evri way exact.
An theers mi friends, the voices too,
Appearin one bi one,
In mi dreams ser full er life,
An many ar long gone !
Do a dream? Al seh a do,
A dream most evri neet,
A dream abart orl soorts er things,
Sum shock, sum vague, sum sweet

— John Davison