Going through my old notes, I found these two poems I wrote about the same subject, having a dream; however each has a different perspective and a different effect. One in despair and giving up your dream and the other has hope, persistence, perseverance and never giving up. I know you will agree with me that Hope is such a powerful force and a much stronger effect.
I am posting them both here and would very much like your feedback. Drop a note and tell me what do you think.
I Dared To Dream!
Once I dared to dream for me another realty
When I saw the harshness, the wrong, the ugliness
Around me; so I tried to change those things.
I rejected them, dealt with them, and spoken
With rationale sense. No one could see the need
for change, but me. I screamed, I yelled,
I asked for help. The way they acted with indifference
has injected numbness in my veins.
Now, I walk around this mess with stillness that frighten me,
A chill that freeze my path. Loneliness engulfing me,
A stranger among the masses. The morsels that feed them,
Choke me; the air they breathe in, suffocate me.
The mere existence is emptiness, unfulfilled emptiness.
Events twist and twirl around my days like leaves falling from a tree,
Insignificant. Injustice deepen the resentment, Oh, it
Is a long list. It goes on as steady, as heavy as freight trains.
It is hard to see a future in a horizon full of clouds.
Harder, yet, to build a life when there is no life at all.
It was gone long ago, or taken, in pieces here and there.
Remains everywhere. The form that is there, cruising
Around, is a phantom. A mirage of what once was. What happened
To the life within the shell? It has been taken captive,
A slave to its masters, with million other bosses to rule that poor
Soul. Tying it down with ropes that choke, holding it down with chains.
February 3rd, 2001
A dream Comes True!
I took my dream
And place it by the window
And everyday the sun goes up
My dream suckled upon its rays
And fed upon its warmth.
At night I look upon my dream
And saw it with the stars
Glittering by the moon
Free from chains and bars.
Day by day, my dream grew
Tall and strong
I tend to it and work on it
At nights and all day long
Until, behold, it has become
A dream comes true;
My glorious dream’s come true.