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Shattered Dreams Create Wonderful Results


Rethinking And Learning

There comes a time

We have to face the music

We see the facts

As much as we had dreamed and practiced

Working for a different result

It did not happen

Stepping away when our emotions flare

Controlling our thoughts

Refocusing on a new plan

One that will thrive

Building confidence and momentum

Once again believing in all our abilities

Using our resources to inspire an incredible dream

That can and will grow to new heights

Bringing about a change

With a deeper purpose and reality


DREAM ON (author) on February 13, 2020:

Olusegun If more people share their problems we could solve each other's troubles by creating a whole new way of seeing through different eyes with a fresh view. One not controlled by obstacles and old bad habits. One that inspires and creates with no limits. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Caring people make life a better place. Have a great Friday.

DREAM ON (author) on February 13, 2020:

Chitrangada Sharan Even though we continue to look ahead into the future and all it's wonderful opportunities in the present we are troubled and can't seem to make it all work. So each time we learn something about our past problems we are one step closer to learning and growing with new ideas. People all go through many stages of ups and downs. It takes time to figure it all out. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I appreciate all your comments and support. Have a great night.

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on February 07, 2020:

Uhm mm. Reflections bring something unique out of us all.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on February 07, 2020:

Nice poem and so relatable. I liked your title. It clearly states the true state of affairs in the real life. But, not getting discouraged or broken and start again, in a new way, certainly helps to fulfil the dreams.

Thanks for sharing this inspiring and wonderful poem.

DREAM ON (author) on February 07, 2020:

Devika Primic I keep trying to stay positive no matter what the outcome. I am a very positive person but there are times that I feel down and then I need a good shake. One that will take me away from the unhappiness. i have learned to create my own way of pulling myself up from my bootstraps and moving forward. The power of words. It takes me some time and a little creativity. I try to have fun and make it enjoyable. It means so much that you enjoy my poems. It gives me a good reason to write another one. I just wrote a poem when I am down and how I try to turn it around. If you get a chance I would appreciate your opinion? Sometimes what seems clear to me is not that open and visible on paper. It is easier to see with the light on. Then maybe it is more interesting reading in the dark. Friday will be here and gone before we know it. Have a wonderful weekend. Here is to many more poems of love and kindness and a few of everything in-between.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 07, 2020:

You have a wonderful way to keep your mind occupied and hopeful in sharing what you feel I am amazed by your positive writing and in how you choose to share your emotions.

DREAM ON (author) on February 07, 2020:

Devika Primic Life is a series of ups and downs. We have to look at life as a whole not just one incident. So even though one dream may die it makes room for many others to soar. Each thought we think is a stepping stone to a bigger and better thought. When we experience disappointment it is hard to see the good. We get stuck on what we didn't get or have and forget how much we do have. When our emotions take over we don't always think rationally. This can cause harm to you and other people. The best way to prevent this is to refocus on another dream and give it all your attention. Thank you for reading and sharing your beautiful thoughts and wisdom. Life is to precious to waste one single moment. I can look back at many sad memories that still haunt me to this day. I can only hope and pray I find a better way. Happy Friday.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on February 07, 2020:

You wrote an encouraging and upbeat poem. It is amazing ho one thinks of a dream and to back there to make it a good one.

DREAM ON (author) on February 06, 2020:

John Hansen In life there are so many choices. We can pick something we think we want and then spend time and effort to achieve that goal only to find out that wasn't what we really wanted. Other times we can want something so bad but it never seems to materialize no matter what we do. So where do we stand somewhere in between wanting and desiring and achieving all that we can and enjoy the hard and long process? This in-between time gives us time to figure out our intentions and true desires. So we should find pleasure in the hunt as well as the catch. Thank you so much for reading my poems. I appreciate your visit and your input. Have a good night.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on February 06, 2020:

Dream On, this was a very encouraging and inspirational poem. Sometimes we find out we have been pursuing the wrong dream and need to refocus and find a new direction. We shouldn't treat the time and effort as wasted though, but rather, as a learning experience to make our new goal more achievable. Nice work.

DREAM ON (author) on February 06, 2020:

Brenda Arledge I know good things do happen. They are created from doing the best we can. If I stray away and feel upset and mad it doesn't help matters. I need to give it some time and then I can see all the things in a different light. In the meantime, I have to take the lessons I have learned and move forward. With no time to waste, I am on the move. By keeping busy I leave no space for negativity and feeling sorry for myself. I like to party but I have no room for a pity party. I have limited time and every effort has to be concentrated on a good healthy result. Thank you so much for reading and caring. Hearing other people's struggles and accomplishments help boost my morale. Maybe today wasn't my day. I will keep trying and I strongly believe everything happens for a reason. Even if we don't understand it. I am sure we can all accomplish amazing things despite all obstacles. Have a great evening.

DREAM ON (author) on February 06, 2020:

Lorna Lamon I have a difficult time deciding where to draw that line. I keep thinking one more try and things will work out. Time passes and the result is not favorable to my ideas. When I see other people do what I couldn't it is like adding salt to my wounds. When it does not work out even though I did nothing wrong. It wasn't meant to be. If I keep trying it is like spinning my wheels in the mud. I get nowhere and keep sinking deeper in the mud. I notice my mood changing to be a little more irritated and unpleasant. So the thing that I wanted is not worth me changing who I am. So I need to find something else that will captivate my interest and stay true to my own positive attitude. Thank you for reading and following. I appreciate your opinion. Have a lovely night.

DREAM ON (author) on February 06, 2020:

Gypsy Rose Lee I have seen you struggling and persevering at every turn. Looking for a good break. It is not easy. You love what you do and you keep trying to find a way. No matter what is before you. I hope this is a wonderful beginning. No matter what happens you have to keep moving forward. New doors will open. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a wonderful night.

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on February 06, 2020:

I am trying to make my dreams with writing fulfilled this year and I think I am starting by building a stairway to heaven. I took the bull by the horns and when I saw no one was picking up the articles on a spreadsheet I went at it. 19 500 word articles all written and checked and submitted from 11 AM to 9 PM I could not even think straight after that but moeny will be coming. Someone else asked about me for a writing job so this could be the year.

Lorna Lamon on February 06, 2020:

It's all about knowing when to stop and refocus on a different path. I like the line 'Once again believing in all our abilities' - this is where strength lies. A wonderful poem full of hope and courage. Loved it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on February 06, 2020:

Dream On,

This is a very good write.

Once again believing in all our abilities

Using our resources to inspire an incredible dream

This is my favorite part, where we don't give up. We inspire a new dream.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a great day!

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