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I’ll Teach You To Dream (poem)

Updated on July 16, 2012

I’ll teach you to dream if you’ll take my hand

Together we’ll see a realm out of sight

Where all that might be is ours to command


It’s time that we free what few understand

A slumbering flame that yearns for the light

I’ll teach you to dream if you’ll take my hand


Why drift through a world which others have planned

When we hold the key to all our delight

Where all that might be is ours to command


No more tomorrows our hopes to disband

Imagined unreal await to take flight

I’ll teach you to dream if you’ll take my hand


Endless excuses so gently remand

Here some unknown fear protects us from fright

Where all that might be is ours to command


Here is your moment to sit or to stand

To sit in comfort or worlds to ignite

I’ll teach you to dream if you’ll take my hand

Where all that might be is ours to command


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      Verlie Burroughs 5 years ago from Canada

      Mhatter, thank you for the invitation... Enjoyed your imaginative villanelle and listening to Gene Wilder singing and the photo of you dancing in the sunrise. Regards, snakeslane

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      A good deal of truth and insight expressed in this poem. Voting you up and awesome.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Lovely and touching poetry.

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      I like the endless excuses part. Thanks for this beautiful poem and this is a reminder that I will not make excuses to reach my dream. You are really a good teacher.

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      sonison 5 years ago from Heaven 7

      This is wonderful expression and articulation of the words. Good job. Keep going..

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      Claudia Mitchell 5 years ago

      Really beautiful.

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      M K Paul 5 years ago from India

      Love it so much....Voted up :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love this poem, absolutely beautiful!

      Voted up and shared

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      M - I love this poem! It makes us realize we can go anywhere we want to go in our dreams and imagination. Are you by any chance related to Peter Pan?

      Voted up.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      One of your best yet. Just take my hand....

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      Ruby Jean Richert 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Aha to dream is a wonderful thing. I love your poetry...

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Wow, you are an very gifted poet no doubt about that!!! This poem is just beautiful, great and wonderful. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      It's always a great thing to know how to dream. It allows us to live a life we want to live instead of what others would have us live.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      A dreamer can be a does, as well.

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      Sid Kemp 5 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thank you - may everyone you teach to dream, dream, and teach others to dream, until our dreams of peace and joy are all made real.

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      Joanna Chandler 5 years ago from On planet Earth

      :) nice poem

      thumbs up

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      This is beautiful..... Teach you to dream!! What a concept.....

      Voting up and sharing!

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      poojasd7 5 years ago from India

      Amazing poem Mhatter... Loved it!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      absolutely wonderful Mhatter. all my votes.

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      DON BALDERAS 5 years ago

      Great, great, great.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a great poem! Thank you!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is playful, fun, and romantic. I bet it is fun in your little corner of the world.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Mhatter, a perfectly beautiful villanelle. I loved it.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      So cute this lovable magical poem!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Ahh, the world of dreams....magical....tenable....possible.....and we decide. Great job!

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut


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      Deborah 5 years ago from Las Vegas

      Okay Mhatter, this is now my favorite. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem with me. Keep Writing! PS: I love Willie Wonka!