Welcome to Poetry.com

Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.

Navigate through our poetry database by subjects, alphabetically or simply search by keywords. You can submit a new poem, discuss and rate existing work, listen to poems using voice pronunciation and even translate pieces to many common and not-so-common languages.

Rate this poem:(0.00 / 0 votes)

In Case it was a Dream

In Case it was a Dream
Written for Shawna Russell
By Cheryl Standage – 10/24/2009

It was no surprise as the words caught my eyes.
My heart soon followed as I heard the sound.
Was I in a dream and was this just for fun,
Or had the story of my life just begun?

The days were long but I didn’t even notice.
From dawn to dusk was but a moment.
What I saw from the stage was not a dream.
It was my life for that second it would seem.

But soon I found, I was country music bound.
And the days moved on and on.
And the days moved on and on.

I turned in my books for wheels so fast;
In case it was a dream and didn’t last.
And the days moved on and on.
And the days moved on and on.

Now the light is much brighter ahead.
For the wheels keep turning, but the light is never red.
What started as a favor to perform for some,
Became the passion I would soon become.

It was there from the beginning.
I knew it from the start.
It was on the faces of my family
and it was deep in my heart.

And the days moved on and on.
And the days moved on and on.
I turned in my books for wheels so fast;
In case it was a dream and didn’t last.

My dream is a reality that I know and love.
The strength to pursue came from the Father above,
And a hand full of family and friends,
Creating a dream that never ends.

From Henryetta to Nashville the wheels still turn,
But the jet is not so slow and I’m quicker to learn.
The crowd’s grown much larger and the stage has been set.
The girl in the beginning is a woman who’s not through, yet.

And the days move on and on. And the days move on and on.

Font size:

Submitted on May 01, 2011

1:38 min read

Cheryl Standage Claim this poet

Singer, dancer, writer. Graduate of the University of Oklahoma. more…

All Cheryl Standage poems | Cheryl Standage Books

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Discuss this Cheryl Standage poem with the community:



    Find a translation for this poem in other languages:

    Select another language:

    • - Select -
    • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
    • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
    • Español (Spanish)
    • Esperanto (Esperanto)
    • 日本語 (Japanese)
    • Português (Portuguese)
    • Deutsch (German)
    • العربية (Arabic)
    • Français (French)
    • Русский (Russian)
    • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
    • 한국어 (Korean)
    • עברית (Hebrew)
    • Gaeilge (Irish)
    • Українська (Ukrainian)
    • اردو (Urdu)
    • Magyar (Hungarian)
    • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
    • Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Italiano (Italian)
    • தமிழ் (Tamil)
    • Türkçe (Turkish)
    • తెలుగు (Telugu)
    • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
    • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
    • Čeština (Czech)
    • Polski (Polish)
    • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
    • Românește (Romanian)
    • Nederlands (Dutch)
    • Ελληνικά (Greek)
    • Latinum (Latin)
    • Svenska (Swedish)
    • Dansk (Danish)
    • Suomi (Finnish)
    • فارسی (Persian)
    • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
    • հայերեն (Armenian)
    • Norsk (Norwegian)
    • English (English)


    Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:


    "In Case it was a Dream" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 25 Sep. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/75142/in-case-it-was-a-dream>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    More poems by

    Cheryl Standage


    Browse Poetry.com


    Are you a poetry master?

    The way the lines look on the page is known as ________.
    • A. Line
    • B. Stanza
    • C. Form
    • D. Paragraph

    Our favorite collection of

    Famous Poets