Still I Dream

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© Bailey Cooper
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I dreamed a dream in time gone by
When hope was high and life worth living
I dreamed that love would never die
I dreamed that God would be forgiving

Then I was young and unafraid
And dreams were made and used and wasted
There was no ransom to be paid
No song unsung, no wine untasted

But the tigers come at night
With their voices soft as thunder
As they tear your hope apart
As they turn your dreams to shame

And still I dream he'd come to me
That we would live the years together
But there are dreams that cannot be
And there are storms we cannot weather

I had a dream my life would be
So different from the hell I'm living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream I dreamed

~ Les Misérables ~

20 responses

  • Robert Versteegen

    Robert Versteegen (Deleted) said (21 Jan 2013):


  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (21 Jan 2013):

    Outstanding work.

  • Barbara Huffert

    Barbara Huffert gave props (21 Jan 2013):


  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    So sad, but great.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    Poignant yet beautiful.

  • Tony Birdman

    Tony Birdman   said (21 Jan 2013):

    Great Work!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    Totally outstanding work, it as like Fred and Donna said, sad, but great and poignant yet beautiful!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (21 Jan 2013):

    I dream much the same, yet you put it to picture so much better than I. So much sorrow to carry deserves forgivness and a promice of a better tomorrow. I hope Photo of the Week will help start. The king is dead, so love live the queen!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (21 Jan 2013):

    Thank you everyone for supportng my often strange views of photography. You are the best.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (21 Jan 2013):

    James ~ Les Mis has long been a favorite. I recently saw the screen adaptation. I know that it is up for several academy awards, but I much prefer the stage version. However, Ann Hathaway's interpretation of Fantine was strong... more the way I have always seen Fantine in my mind. The image was built around that imagining. Thanks for you continuing support and sweet soul.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (22 Jan 2013):

    Squeezes my heart, Bailey. Such a beautiful and deeply moving interpretation of the loss and suffering of Fantine. Les Mis is a long favorite of mine, too.

  • Bert Happel

    Bert Happel gave props (23 Jan 2013):


  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (25 Jan 2013):

    fantastic treatment!!!!

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (26 Jan 2013):

    P E R F E C T !

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (28 Oct 2013):

    Beautiful but sad!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (29 Oct 2013):


  • Talia Krasicka

    Talia Krasicka gave props (1 Jun 2014):

    Gorgeous work!

  • Sheila Ping

    Sheila Ping   gave props (3 Feb 2016):

    wow, fantastic, and love the poem with it too, voted!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Feb 2016):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever gave props (11 Feb 2016):

    Brava! Voted!

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