Another Dream Dismantled
It is hard to see
It is hard to accept
When we think up something in our minds
Only a dream
We put it to the test
Working on making that dream something more
A real physical thing
Then we find out our plans have been shattered
Like in blackjack where we were hoping to get twenty-one
Once again we arrive at a very uncomfortable position
There is no going back
No changing the rules
We have to accept our fate
We ask ourselves the same questions
The same ones from before
Why did this not work?
I didn't see this coming
The past repeated itself
So instead of focusing on the outcome
We have to go back to the facts
Did we do all we could do?
Was there something we overlooked?
Why did this happen again?
Does this all lead us to something so much bigger?
The answer is yes
We will not take no for an answer
Not now not ever
It doesn't mean we are not hurt
Shook up or angry
If anything we have to turn that anger into our strength
Our personal power
Another reason to press on
We see beyond the facts
We see into the future
Going back to dream a bigger dream
To imagine once again what if?
Over time we will see another loop hole
In the hangman's noose
For now we have to take in the pain
The failure that goes deep under the skin
Many of us bomb every day
Yes, as much as we want good things to happen
They don't always work in our advantage
It is and always will be our choice
To pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off
Take a deep long breath
It is not the end of the world
The timing wasn't right
We have failed in the past
That doesn't ever mean
We will not make it in the future
I might have to sleep it off
Talk about it for days
Until it runs it's course
Then I will suit up again
As if going to battle
Ready to fight
Not just for a day or two
No something so much more
The fight for our life
Until we make it
We will break it
Be knocked down on our keester
Again and again
Let this not only be a lesson
Something so much more
A driving force
That one day soon
We will be unstoppable
DREAM ON (author) on March 24, 2021:
BRERNDA ARLEDGE When I don't have a good outcome I don't like the feeling of being depressed. I will do anything to change my thoughts back to pleasant and peaceful ones. I keep on trying to reorganize and try a different approach. Sometimes I will just go off and do something different so my mind may relax and then it can revisit the old problems. My feelings are touch and go. Thank you for always reading and commenting. You give me more drive and strength to pick up the pieces where they may lay.(lol) Here is to better days ahead.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on March 22, 2021:
I love how you are steady and head strong. Never giving up.
It seems like I am always dusting myself off & getting back up again.
Not sure if it najes me stronger or just more stubborn.
DREAM ON (author) on March 22, 2021:
Peggy Woods The best part is when we succeed we can take all the credit. Even though we are the ones that made it happen it wouldn't be possible without all the people in our lives that made it possible. Thank you for giving me the support and courage to write another poem. May today be extra special in so many ways. Wishing you and your family lots and lots of love.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 21, 2021:
It is true. Living our lives is not always easy, but as you mentioned, we must suit up and prepare for the next day and those following it. No one can do it for us.
DREAM ON (author) on March 21, 2021:
Linda Crampton If you can see into my heart that is what is there. I think someone replaced it when I wasn't looking. I love to create things. In this world everyone wants to destroy and start new, I like the old and touch-ups to make it updated, Not always accepted or welcome. I will keep trying. Your encouragement means more than my poem. My poem is the catalyst to get the ball rolling. You have to take all my (theories) with a grain of salt. If it works for you then it is good advice. If it fails miserably drop it like a hot potato. I find many struggles to be a real pain in all my joints. Like arthritis. Some mornings nothing. Then the very next day I feel like a bomb went off. My body must have been run over by a truck. Then again I must be made of rubber because I am still here. Thank you for sharing and caring. I hope you and your family turn Sunday into a fun day.
Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on March 15, 2021:
This is a very encouraging poem. Thank you for creating the poem and for sharing the advice that it contains.