I have a dream

The Daily Inkling prompt is to imagine a future with a tech device that we think of as impossible. I can’t get my head around technology, so here’s a future without it.


I have a dream (don’t we all?),

they call an impossible dream,

of a future cleansed of obscurantism,

when we will believe in ourselves,

and ourselves alone,

when we shoulder our responsibilities

to the here and now,

and scrape away the putrid sacred vestments

that have befouled our humanity.

Ni dieu, ni maître,

ourselves alone.

The stars wheeling above my head,

the sands of a long white strand beneath my feet,

I take my place in the universe.

I have a dream,

only a dream.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

33 thoughts on “I have a dream”

  1. I’ve often considered that life would be better without technology but now I’m beginning to think it’s incredibly valuable tool that does help us communicate over huge distances. Once again this Daily Inkling prompt has captured my imagination and I’m going to have to write a response. 🙂

  2. To dreams, what ever they may be. My dreams make me uneasy of late, as dose the future. My fears multiply at night . Yet I find this poem, this dream of the future calming.💜

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