Monday, September 11, 2017

Your Dreams to Great Day 
Some dreams are blessings for all 
Some dreams are questionable 




Your Dreams (poem) 

Turn on your dreams across the waiting sky
The day has dawned to see a rare gift fly
Though hidden voices try to hold you back
A heart beats hope which nothing can deny
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So many stars so many flowers bloom
Yet only one this time and place assume
Just one more face to lose among the crowd
Or guiding light a scent of hope’s perfume
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So much of life is seasoning of you
Great things may grow of smallest thing you do
Or simply sit and leave to someone else
The time is ticking on a moment true
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Those voices with their shouts of some escape
To clouds which no one else has seen before
They breed upon your emptiness and doubt
These tears await to see your darkest night
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Turn on your dreams and let that stranger go
Let all who touch you bask amid your glow
Let gift of you inspire another’s flow
The world is blessed through dreams which you bestow


Dreams, held back, blossom into reality with this poem. Not only is this poem about dream, its structure imitates realizing dreams. In the first three stanzas the third line doesn't rhyme. This represents a shortcoming. The fourth stanza doesn't rhymes at all. In the final stanza all the lines rhyme. 

I have been blessed to have lived a dream. Though I did have one day that was absolutely perfect from beginning to end, my dream was not perfect. My childhood was a nightmare. Thank God I met Mr. Johnny Land, a teacher, who would give me a life most can only dream about. I have been a singer, a song writer, a photographer, a teacher, a speaker, a leader and a volunteer. Awards? Oh yes, I have quite a few. My biggest is from San Francisco, for my work with the public schools, and the Freemasons, for my charity work. Though I was not a world traveler, I have seen much of America and turned California inside out. My life has been so blessed that, religious or not, I had to give back. I consider myself. economically, lower middle class. Chevron, the Masons, friendships, associates financed my dreams. Now I find myself on the other side of life's riddle. My life was so full, it is hard getting old. I did so much. I miss it all. I miss Arlene. But then comes the dream in the form of Amor, my new wife. How can I be sad with Amor around? My life now is so drastically different from what it was, my doctors have suggested I take antidepressants. I told the doctors, I don't need medication, I have Amor.

Dreams; I put it out there that they are not just a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep. They can and do come into the real world. Ever gone to a stage production lately? The things going on, right before our eyes. Ever use a cell phone? 50 years ago they were science fiction. Someone had a dream. And us? Do we have a dream? In today's world it is even easier to realize our dreams. The first step is knowing, accepting that we can. The next step is knowing ourselves and what is important to us. Then all that remains is the doing. (Not talking or thinking about it, but doing.) We may fall a little short if our dream(s) is really big, but there are dreams within dreams. We may not ever be President of the United States, but few have tried and even fewer have run. President? That someone special? That life? The possibilities of dreams are endless, limitless. We are wonderful. The fertile soil of so much more. Live that dream and Enjoy.


Take it away Harriet: Mack David/Al Hoffman/Jerry Livingston 
"A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" 

Then there is the illusion 


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What is the point to knowing about this illegal drug? Take it away Lonely Island. "Great Day" 


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43 comments:

  1. So much of life is seasoning of you
    Great things may grow of smallest thing you do


    So very true!!

    And I am a great fan of the rubai form which you so successfully use for the first three stanzas, thumbs up.

    Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving this marvelous comment.
      Enjoy your week too.

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  2. Some are just out to lunch, but yeah, many dreams become reality over time. We may not live to see some, but advancements will bring them.

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    1. Excellent point. Thank you.
      ...and how many dreams have you you started, Pat

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  3. Wonderful...loved the atmosphere you created...!!

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    1. Thank you so much for your gracious feelings

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  4. Love the Eleanor Roosevelt quote - I find her life quite inspirational. Also, I enjoyed your explanation of how you rhymed and didn't rhyme. And dreams... we have to be willing to step outside our comfort zones quite often to make them happen..

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    1. Thank you, Margaret, for sharing your thoughts.
      I appreciate and value your views.

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  5. A clever rhyme scheme which fulfils itself in your ultimate stanza, with your two closing lines having a feminine syllable count of eleven. A most enjoyable read and clever too.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to take a deep look. Quite a compliment.
      Blessings upon you.

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  6. What an image, speaks a lot. Dreams need nurturing and if done well from an early age blossoms into a fine flower. It's great to know that you have someone to care about and vice versa. Greetings!

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    1. You are quite right.
      Thank you. I appreciate you sharing your thoughts.
      Greetings to you.

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  7. Dreams indeed can be so powerful. I very much enjoyed your poem and your thoughts on dreams are inspiring.

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    1. Thank you. So glad that this brought you joy.
      Dream on...

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  8. Most of my dreams are nightmares... I fear them more than i look to them... it would be great to have such dreams

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    1. So sorry to hear. hopefully you will find the door.
      Thank you for the light that your words spread.

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  9. Eleanor Roosevelt was a very wise woman. I hope she was appreciated in her day.
    I firmly believe we all NEED to dream. Some of them may come to fruition, some may not but ...

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    1. I'm not sure about Eleanor. It was a different time.
      I'm sure you know the ways of a dream.
      Thank you and dream on...

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  10. Greetings from the UK. I enjoyed reading. I have nightmares, and am hag-ridden.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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    1. Greetings. Happy you enjoyed, Hopefully that will turn around.
      Thank you for visiting. Until next time.

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  11. Good advice in this line: "Great things may grow of smallest thing you do"

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    1. Thank you. Glad that you liked.
      Appreciate you dropping by,

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  12. Dream, dream big, dream while you're asleep, dream while you're awake, these dreams WiLL come true if you believe...

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    1. That a way! (they did for me)...
      Thank you for this strong affirmation.
      Dream on...

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  13. Your poem speaks to me I am especially inspired by the last stanza. I love dreams I have realised a few and still have some on my sleeve.
    Just a question amor is a spanish name for love isn't it So it is a metaphor or not. Great for all the charity you have done. I love that. Also you said you only traveled in America. Is that because you don't like traveling or it never came to that.

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    1. Thank you.
      Then you know dreams can be realized. Enjoy living your dreams.
      Amor is her real name.
      Arlene and I just like touring America. There is so much to see, do and experience.

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  14. Hello, I loved your poem, very inspiring. Not everyone gets to live their dreams, but it is fun trying. Enjoy your day!

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    1. "...it is fun trying" - Exactly!
      And there are those living their dreams and don't know it.
      Enjoy the dreams ahead

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  15. I enjoyed your thoughtful post. Thank you so much...night time dreams...are different, from the dreams that set the course in day time.

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    1. You're very welcome.
      Thank you for sharing your thoughts. They are valuable to me.

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  16. Dreams are so important to us as we travel through life. We should never stop dreaming.

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    1. Thank you for this strong and important message.

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  17. What great words about Amor.
    Its important to dream. Its more important to make them happen.
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you.
      Yes it is and we can live them.
      Dream on...

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  18. Dreams are the desires of our heart. They can guide us in our journey. They are clues, keys to the doors of possibilities.

    I think you may hold a skeleton that has opened many doors in your life.
    May you continue to be blessed.

    Be Well!

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    1. Spoken like a true dreamer. Thank you.
      It is your time to dream. These are my dreams now.
      Dream on...

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  19. A dream is an initiation.To have dreams is to have hopes alive which initiates itself into a dream or better yet a reality! Having no dreams is being lost without directions!

    Hank

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    1. Thank you so much for this glorious thought and direction.

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  20. A most exquisite and uplifting poem, Martin :) thank you for joining us.

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    1. Thank you so much for that marvelous compliment.
      My pleasure to support my fellow poets.

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  21. the image you used for your poem is fascinating.

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