Poem: Chasing Dreams

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Been chasing dreams

Down mountain seams

Haven’t found my gold


I’ve wasted reams

of paper themes

unsure what I’ve told


Love is blind

Can be so unkind

To hearts that hope and dare


The sleepless mind

Does roll and grind

A recurrent nightmare


Lost in song

Please come along

There’s a way out of the maze


We all belong

To a common throng

Of songsters battling haze


Let’s set alight

The dreary plight

of hearts where shadows cling



We shall fight

For our birthright

To love and long and sing


Rainbows sigh

On a sunlit sky

Of those who care to dream


Words will cry

Spread wings and fly

To the pot of gold and gleam


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richtwf 5 years ago

These are beautiful words crafted together and is a delight to read.

There are many of us in this world chasing dreams and it's not easy to achieve them! It requires much sweat and perseverance and the right attitude, and with these - anything becomes possible and is no longer impossible!

God bless and peace to you my friend!

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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you very much, my friend. I had two lines in my head ' chasing dreams down mountain seams' and then I was reading your comment on 'worried well..' and how we need to battle negativity.. this poem was born!

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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Hi Docmo you have done a great job with this poem is rolls along beautifully. We all aspire to better and brighter things and your poem expresses these things to perfection. Cheers my friend. Keith

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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

@ attemptedhumour Thank you Keith,once again for reading my efforts and commenting. The hubpage community has bene very kind and welcoming... @eternitydoyle- short, sweet and heart warming- thanks very much.

cookingdiva 5 years ago


Is that your name? Nice. Some chasing dreams we forget that what we were seeking was with us all along! Beautiful.

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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Yes , that's my name. - you are so right. sometimes we forget the treasures in and around us... Thanks for reading.

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stephhicks68 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

Mohan, you have a poetic gift with words - I love the phrase "rainbows sigh"! I'm glad I found your hubs. Keep up the great work. Steph

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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you so much, Steph, appreciate your comments and glad you visited!

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N.E. Wright 5 years ago from Bronx, NY

You are very talented, Mohan.

Thanks -- again -- for sharing.

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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

I am a humble scribbler, N.E, I thank you for your complements and hope I stay worthy of them. Merry Christmas!

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Freya Cesare 5 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Ah, this is one of my favorite poem. Wow! I like it very much!

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Mike's Corner 5 years ago from Maryland

Beautiful poem Docmo,would make a great song too.

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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

@ Freya- thank you very much.

@Mike - much appreciated, and I agree that it should be put to music!

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Deni Edwards 5 years ago from california


This is a lovely poem! Thank you for sharing.

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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Docmo, you have the talent of making every word count. I attempt to do that in my poetry. Isn't it fun to say exactly what you want to say in just a few words? Sometimes my pieces start, like you said above in a comment, with a phrase and then I build my concept around that...kind of like the jigsaw puzzle. Brilliant, Mohan

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Docmo 5 years ago from UK Author

Thank you again. I ma overwhelmed by your appreciation and my head wont fit through the door if it grows any bigger with pride.

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ahorseback 5 years ago

Again , Beautiful!

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heather.h 5 years ago from UK

wonderful. Brought so many images to mind.

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Pamela Kinnaird W 4 years ago from Maui and Arizona

Wow! What creativity. My son's a songwriter, too, so this poem really hits home to me. You've said so much in here. Voting up, awesome, beautiful and Sharing.

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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Every word fits together so perfectly. I have to say my favorite is:

"Rainbows sigh,

On a sunlit sky

Of those who care to dream"

Care to dream...do we care or is it just something that happens to us when we sleep? This is such a beautiful and thought provoking poem.

Voted up, awesome, and beautiful.

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Pamela- thank you very much- the message can sometimes get lost in the lyrics so I wanted to retain the theme strongly- I am glad you 'got' this. Appreciate the visit and support

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Mary- I love the fact that you like the way the words flow. Sometimes the lines just get stuck in my head and the idea and the words flow well together. This Poem is o e of my favourites as it sprung without much prompting. Thank you so much!

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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Ah, Mohan... stuck is not a bad thang with you...in fact, it is oh so nice!

Now I want to chase some dreams... thank you!

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Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

I especially liked the flow of your words in this poem, the rhythm. I felt as though I were floating as I was reading...perhaps I was chasing a rainbow.

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Mar.. Let's chase dreams together! This is a call for writers after all. Thanks dear.

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

Daisy... Glad you like the rhythm and flow. I'm sure you'll find your pot of gold too... Thank you.

Poetic Fool 4 years ago

Mohan, I have to agree with most of the other comments. This one has a delightful rhythm and flow but more importantly it is, even in it's simplicity, quite insightful. You've said a lot with an economy of words. That's not so easy to do. Voted up and more!

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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I'm too tired to chase. What are the chances my dreams will just fall in my lap? Such as the winning lotto numbers. Wishful dreaming. Oh, and awesome poem!!

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

That is always the case, chasing dreams . . . so lovely dear one. The words are so beautifully written, woven together perfectly. I love that, "We shall fight for our birthright to love and long and sing." How lovely. I do hate that the video is not allowed in our country, as I know if you picked it, it is amazing as well.

Voted Way Up

In His Love, Faith Reaper

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Poetic fool- Thank you for your wonderful comment. I'm not usually credited with economy of words and it is nice to know I can convey the idea in the lines of a simple verse.

@sunshine - I know how tired we get of chasing dreams down mountain seams. The Best wishes are of course those that just come true when you didn't even know you wished for it!

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Faith Reaper: thanks for brightening my day. I'm glad you like those words ... that's what I truly feel. To love and long and sing IS our birthright! As for the video it's a song called 'Lifted' by lighthouse family - didn't know it wasn't allowed for viewing there until you told me. you could youtube it. Let me see if there is a version that is viewable everywhere. thank you!

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Docmo 4 years ago from UK Author

@Faith Reaper- I've updated the video so it should be 'listenable'...

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Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

Mohan (Docmo),

I came back to read your beautiful poem another time, and to share it with a poetry group I recently joined.

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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Docmo...Your beautiful & inspiring words, flow just like a song...a lullabye, to be precise......Perfect.....as we set off to dream, once again.

Only when our dreams remain in our wakeful state, can we take the leap to make them REAL......I love this poem......UP+++

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Cyndi10 3 years ago from Georgia

So nice to read this as the day is winding down. Thanks.

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