Make My Plans a Reality

Reaching for the Stars
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Lurana, you asked me to do this as a hub - so here it is!

It has sort of become my own personal mantra over the years, even if I do not always climb the mountain and take the leap. It reminds me that sometimes believing in myself, though, is all that really matters. And, it seems to be a poem that many others enjoy or even relate to in some way.

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My Plans

Gotta make my plans a reality

Gotta make my dreams come true

I don't need nobody telling me

What I can and cannot do


I'm gonna reach for the stars

Gonna climb that mountain high

I will reach within my heart

Find out who I am inside


And if I miss when I jump

I will have true peace of mind

When I pick myself back up

Just knowing that I tried

3/13/01

© 2013 Shannon

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I love this! Picking one's self up and trying again to master our plans, that's what life is all about. If at first we do not succeed, try and try again. Beautiful poetry Shannon....


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Ruby! I don't really know that we can ever master our plans completely, as life as a funny way of altering them. We can, however, keep up with the dreams and reaching for goals in the face of adversity and other challenges, which in a way, still can make them into a reality.


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whonunuwho 3 years ago from United States

Shanmarie, thank you for this message. whonu


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Well, that certainly was short and sweet, whonu. You're welcome.


dreamseeker2 3 years ago

Cool poem, shanmarie! It is always good to try, without allowing others to make us feel bad for our efforts. : ) It looks as if you know at least what direction to take...a positive one at that.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Forward is the only way to go! Haha. But, this was written in response to discouragement I was feeling at the time and that someone else was receiving. I'm pleased that you like it.


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

Yay!!!! I believe in you! I love this poem/lyrics....it's catchy and motivating. If we take a risk, the best case is that we succeed beyond our wildest dreams; the worst case is that we have no regrets because we know we gave it a shot. You are inspiring me too; confidence is contagious! :-) Lurana


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Glad to be of inspiration, Lurana. I believe in you, too! Glad to know this motivating. Sometimes "lyrics" like this (it does have a lyrical tone, doesn't it?) have a way of sounding somewhat arrogant or cocky instead.


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MrsBrownsParlour 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

No, it sounds positive---building yourself up to do your best, not arrogant. :-)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Good to know.

I told ya I'd make a hub of it! Just didn't think it would take me this long to get it published on HP. LOL


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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Easy to say from where I sit, this is not a poem but a reality. The world has changed 'cause I was here. Now it is your turn.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

I got nuthin. LOL. Maybe I should give up on my plans and go to bed.


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phoenix2327 3 years ago from United Kingdom

Marvelous. It's what life really all about.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, Phoenix!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

And if I miss when I jump

I will have true peace of mind

When I pick myself back up

Just knowing that I tried

Three cheers to Lurana for getting you to create this gem;it's wonderful and I vote up and share.

Have a great day.

Eddy.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

What a nice thing to say, Eddy! Thanks so much. You have a wonderful day, too.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

shanmarie, this is a very important message very well stated. I agree wholeheartedly with you :)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Martie. :) I appreciate your visit and taking the time to comment.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Awesome the secret is keep trying.. never stop trying.. even when we feel like quitting.. wonderful poem.. so good to see you.. I hope you had a blessed day today..

Debbie


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Amen to that! Too many downers in life to not just believe and go for it. Listening the the nays may mean nothing ever gets accomplished, right? Happy Mother's Day to you, Debbie. Thanks for stopping by. :)


Vickiw 3 years ago

Enjoyed this. My mantra too!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Vicki! Have a great day!


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litsabd 3 years ago

Thank you for sharing a piece of your heart Shan!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Litsa! So good to see you! I hope all is well with you now in your little corner of the world.


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litsabd 3 years ago

Thank you Shan! Great to be back again...:)


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

You were missed, my friend. :)


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ahorseback 3 years ago

Hey everyone - look at this womans heart and spirit ! She inspires us all !

What a woman !......I wish I were about a hundred years younger !.....:-}


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Haha. I wrote that when I felt about a hundred years younger, if that makes you feel any better. I don't recall the exact date I wrote it, though I might've included it in the hub, but it was close to a decade ago.

Glad you feel inspired. :)


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

EXACTLY!! It is still the best diving board! :- ) and one you've perched upon. What it is, is overcoming the 'nays!! Like you can and do. Like your lyrics declare.

Hugs.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Nellieanna. :) Hugs to you as well.


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Think how wonderful our lives would turn out if every child in school was taught to memorize your beautiful words and then follow them to the t.I may not be a child no more but I will lead the way.Maybe kids will say if he can do it so can I.There is no stopping us after that.Your a sweet inspiration.I am off to practice memorizing your lines.I am going to bed soon to my new favorite tune.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Those are some of the nicest words anyone has said to me lately, DREAM ON! No need to be a child in order to reach for dreams, so rock on to your new favorite tune! ;)


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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

I love it! All we need to do is try, and it is important to do it for ourselves, not anyone else. I like your attitude!


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Kathryn! I appreciate your visit and your comment. :)


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DREAM ON 3 years ago

Voted up and awesome.I will take your advice and write, write and write.


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas Author

Sounds like a plan, DREAM ON!

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