Following Dreams


We were meant to dream.

It´s in our nature.

To hope, to wonder if,

to pursue.

Our dreams give our lives meaning,

our reason to be,

and yet,

there is a price,

they are not given for free.



they require us

to risk all,

to leap

into the abyss of the unknown,

to risk failure

or defeat.

Woe to those

who lack the courage,

so many empty lives we see.



would we ourselves

be here now

if none had dared to cross the sea?

Would we exist

to dream at all,

if none had gone before,

if none had died,

if none had tried,

if none had tried again?


And so we ask,

the giver of our dreams,

the creating of us all,

to help us in our pursuit,

to give us what we need,

to protect us

and give us the wisdom and courage

to learn

through our inevitable failures,

to never accept defeat,

to follow those dreams,

the will,  the dreams

of our maker

through and of ourselves,


they might take us.

7 thoughts on “Following Dreams

  1. You work is not just poetic and full of wonder, it is meaningful and precious and inspires each person that reads it. Please accept my apologies for responding in this open forum, cannot locate an email address. I am working on an artists collaboration (visual, recording & written-word) and would like to invite you to participate by contributing this piece. You, of course, will be given for credit for the poem and your blogs name will be listed in credits and will be linked back to your site. Please visit my blog, specifically categories >> artists collaborations to get a true feel of how it will look. I am working on it now and hope to hear from you soon. – KP

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