by Antonio Gil May. 31, 2016 2503 views

Different Dreams
a poem by ivor or ivor.e hogg

Do not judge me by your standards
Because they don’t apply to me
Your punishments and your rewards
Are of no consequence to me.

The principles which I live by.
Apply to me and me alone
I see no reason I should try
to change my ways; act differently

I do not seek the spotlights glare.
Fame is of no interest to me
I really do not think I’d care
to be some flash celebrity/

I am quite happy with my life
I do not need the extra stress,
the trials troubles and the strife
Which are the trappings of success.

Continue to pursue your dream
as you have every right to do
But things aren’t always what they seem
You’ll learn through time my words are true.

I find I am content to be
a simple ordinary man.
I jog along quite happily
and live the best way that I can.

I don’t judge you, so don’t judge me.
You have your life and I have mine
Can we agree to disagree
and part as friends amicably.


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Sadhya Rippon 4 years, 4 months ago

Three excellent shots. Really like what you are saying with the first one.

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Kenny H 4 years, 4 months ago

Great shots showing stark contrast. I imagine a lot of work went into that grandiose sleigh bed.

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Kara Bana 4 years, 4 months ago

Such a contrast, the sleigh bed seems short in the first pic. What a bare bones cot, ugh.
Oh, and I like your perfect accompanied title and poem.

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Brenda Nelson 4 years, 4 months ago

As beautiful as the last two are, I'm mesmerized by the textures in the different woods, the stone blocks and even the blanket in the first one. That is one fabulous black/white image! Great captures - great captions!

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Delightfulpink 4 years, 4 months ago

'Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This' comes immediately to my mind. Beautiful!

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 4 months ago

The poem goes straight to the center of my soul...especially in these, my later years...after a lifetime of feeling sort of out-of-step with popular & successful contemporaries of my lifetime...
Love the angle in #1 & the intricate detail in 2 & 3!

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Louise Hayes 4 years, 4 months ago

Sweet dreams are made of this!

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Dunja 4 years, 4 months ago

Nicely done with beautiful poem.

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Sara G 4 years, 4 months ago

There could not be a more stark difference..love it and the poem is right on.

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Stefan Fletcher 4 years, 4 months ago

The first one is probably more comfortable. At least, the inner Communist in me hopes so. I understand the appeal of an HDR treatment, but I'm not sure it really works here, António. I think it detracts from what are otherwise very interesting and well-composed images. Just my opinion, of course.

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Larry Sample 4 years, 4 months ago

Nice. The thing about the second bed though. Perhaps I should just say that it looks as though it might get a little painful for the young at heart?

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John Parsons 4 years, 4 months ago

I think the 2nd bed is probably more comfortable ...but then one doesn't always have a choice !! Great poem.

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Gillian Parsons 4 years, 4 months ago

Wise words each to his/her own.........think I prefer the more comfortable bed😊

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Marilyn Grimble 4 years, 4 months ago

Always a true Libran me! I can always see both sides of the fence, so rarely judge!
Dream sweet.....

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