A Dram Induced Dream or The Poet and the Emperor

Andrew Charles Forrest

A Dram Induced Dream


 The Poet and the Emperor


The ambient candle

Threw shadows, lifelike

Round the walls

Like I was not alone

“You won’t, you can’t or you daren’t”

Said George Gordon

“Bigots fools and slaves”

And Napoleon shall

Never leave Saint Helena


Life always gives

An angel share

“Let him make his mistakes”

He whispered as

His famous curl was

Straight and limp

“We are both statesmen”

“The sword is”?

“Dirtier than the pen”

“We shall destroy this world”

“No, his candle will not last that long”

And the night ended

As it began

The monkey laughed

  • Author: Andrew Charles Forrest (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 8th, 2021 17:02
  • Comment from author about the poem: Have you ever had a dream where you remember what people say within the dream I spent a fleeting moment with Byron and Napoleon after dinner in a candle lit room I think there was port
  • Category: Surrealist
  • Views: 30


  • dusk arising

    Love it. The enigmatic dream. So full of possibilities to romance.

    And the cow jumped over the moon.

    Super stuff from you today.

  • orchidee

    Good write Andrew.
    I thought I was Napoleon until they took me away - the men in white coats! lol.

  • L. B. Mek

    at least you completed your witty retelling of that dream, unlike Coleridge who once again, could only share an incomplete - masterpiece:

  • SureshG

    Alas! Most dreams fade along with night, leaving the mind frustrated, and thus your recollection is even more entertaining

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