Bridge To The Dream

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The painting you see above is my brother's creation. It hangs proudly in my home office. It is one of few that had no story surrounding it's "birth". He challenged me to write that story. This is my perception of my brother's beautiful painting. By the way, what's amazing about my brother's art, is he is color blind. I consider this a collaboration, of sorts.


If you're strong

You Dream.


If you Love Life

You Dream.


Negativity thrives

In everyday Life

and you must Dream

to overcome.


Sometimes Life makes you

feel as if you're drowning


but you must

muster your Strength,

grab the oars

and Row.


Step over the Obstacles -

Create a shelf thru which

they cannot penetrate.


Your Dreams are

your Strength.


Never falter


for your Dreams

are who you will

Become.


Without dreams

God's plan for us

is for naught.


It is Dreams

for which we must Strive.


Have Faith


Have a Dream


Overcome the Tides.


Have Faith in Yourself

and you will Survive


Strive

to be the best you can be.


Believe in your Dreams

and the World shall See.



Shauna L Bowling

Refining, Defining or Rhyming

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© 2011 Shauna L Bowling

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nenytridiana 5 years ago from Probolinggo - Jawa Timur - Indonesia

I agree bravewarrior. Those words are good advices and woven prefectly. I like the pictures too. Thank you!


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bravewarrior 5 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you so much m'lady! Keep a positive attitude, leave for the dream and make it come to life!


BB 5 years ago

Fascinating how the Lord makes such diverse talent from the same palette.


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phdast7 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Good poem and I love your brother's paintings. Simply amazing. My Polish grandmother was an artist and his work reminds me a little of hers. I think I will post a hub with some of her paintings. :)


BC 5 years ago

Being the Mother of you and Dana, it makes me proud to see the atistic nature of your talents create a oneness in family, but leaves your individuality intact.


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bravewarrior 5 years ago from Central Florida Author

To phdast7, I'm tickled you've been inspired. Can't wait to see your grandmother's work!


RLP 5 years ago

Beautiful and inspiring...and a beautiful collaboration of both you and your brother's talents together for us to appreciate! : )


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bravewarrior 5 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you so much, all of you for your wonderful comments! They warm my heart. It pleases me to know our passion is..... talent!


LMilesArt&Papier 5 years ago

Beautiful heartfelt inspirations. Brave warrior, I can't wait to see more!


Mary 5 years ago

Thanks for the motivation and inspiration...we all need encouragers in life and you Brave Warrior are a champion. Keep that dream going and know we anxiously await more.


BB 5 years ago

I enjoy the sentament and skill of presenting it displayed by you and your brother. It makes me wish I had had the opportunity to know you better when you were growing up as well as your adult life. I'm certainly looking forward to future presentations. Thank you.


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bravewarrior 5 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, BB. I'm finding that, as I age, there's so much more of me to be discovered. I'm absolutely tickled that my brother's and my talent, as different as they are, are coming together to share a message with the world!


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Sonya L Morley 4 years ago from Edinburgh

"Your Dreams are your Strength" is so true, this is a positive, encouraging poem, wonderful. Thank you for sharing it here.


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you Sonya! I actually wrote this in answer to a challenge issued by my brother. This particular painting was the only one for which he had no story. He asked me to write a poem for the painting. He loved it! I'm glad it's well received.


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Chaya Parmessur 4 years ago from FRANCE

Great poem bravewarrior!

DREAM...I love having dreams but I love dreaming as well! I love sleeping and dreaming..so I can really relate to your poem. Well done for producing such a great piece to go with your brother's fabulous art.

My poem is called the "Joy of Sleeping" You may like it.

Voted up and awesome!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you, Chaya. I will certainly check out your poem! Welcome to my corner!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Ahhmazing and so ahhdorable!!! I love the painting bravewarrior. Your brother is very talented indeed. Kudos!

Beautiful poem from the heart of a brave warrior!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you so much, unknown! I'm so glad you're checking out my little corner in the vast space we all so lovingly attend: Hubpages. My brother's website is: danasview.com. Check him out. He's phenominal! He's color-blind, which adds to his amazing artwork and he's very deeply into the Indian spirit, not to mention a master fisherman! Please check him out. He's awesome!

I am so honored that you are actually perusing my corner! And I so love your work and what I see in your soul. I'm enjoying your journey!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Great poem and exceedingly inspirational. I hate to make this about me but, again - another similarity. My oldest brother played the guitar and was deaf in one ear. Your brother paints and is colored blind.

Your brother is very talented. His sister is as well.

Just saying


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Thank you much, shining! You certainly made my day! And I have to agree with you regarding my brother. He's exceedingly talented!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Brave, this is an excellent job my friend! Inspirational!

And your brother's paintings, WOW! Awesome! :)

Voted up and more!


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Ah, I'm so proud, Josh! Thank you so much. This is one of my favorites for the simple reason it's a collaboration of mine and my brother's.


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Yeah that's what it so special and unique to me! You are very welcome! :) Tell him, your fair godson said he is an excellent painter! That's an order hehe :)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida Author

Ok, since I can't send you to your room, I'm going to mine. Goodnight Fairy Godson!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Haha, ok sounds good, have a great night as well fairy godmother :)

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