I am enough of an impractical dreamer
to mistrust impractical dreamers.
Let them write their books and paint their paintings.
Let them sing love songs
but don't believe the words.
They'll sing them to another next week.
Don't ask them to lead
nor hire them to follow.
They'll take their own way,
not suffering those they see as fools.
Listen to them, yes; learn to see
the things that they have seen
but mistrust the impractical dreamers.
Stephen Brooke ©2009