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Inspirational Poetry: Keep On Dreaming

Updated on May 31, 2013

What should I do

Keep my feet planted

Firmly to the ground

Or reach for the stars

Praying I’ll become

Space bound.

What good are dreams

If they don’t put food

On the table

It’s better to focus my time

On things where money

Is ready willing and able

But I can’t live in a world

Without my beautiful


I can only go so long

Before I run out of


So don’t ask me

To keep

My head out of the clouds

I’ll live my life

As I choose

Not as you allow

For I am a dreamer

And I believe

Dreams really do come true

As long as I

Don’t listen to the naysayers

And keep pursuing them as I do.


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      Suzette Walker 4 years ago from Taos, NM

      Great poem with a wonderful message. That's tellin 'em! This is well written and from the heart and soul. Great job!

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      Cat 4 years ago from New York

      Wow, this is wonderfully beautiful and reassures me, that I too, can keep dreaming, despite all others.

      Up, awesome and beautiful.... sharing


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      kjforce 5 years ago from Florida

      Go PHILLYDREAMER......Go PHILLYDREAMER...that's what I say..Hang on to your dreams...and MAKE them come true...great attitude and words to go with it...

      thanks for sharing..go PD..go PD....

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I'm glad I was able to inspire people with this little poem, thank you all for your awesome comments.

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      myownlife 5 years ago from london

      powerful motivation, dream is the meaning of living life. God bless

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      Mykhaylovych 5 years ago from London

      I got goose bumps when going through the rows of this beautiful poem.

      Absolutely loved it! :)

      We are all blessed with everything our hearts desire!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      beautiful and well thought out. thanks

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      IntegrityYes 5 years ago

      It is an inspirational poem. I voted up.

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      Ryem 5 years ago from Maryland

      Dreams are far more beautiful than the harshness of reality. This is a great poem! It motivates me to make every day productive in one way or another.

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Great poem, voted up and beautiful, Joyce.

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

      I would hate to live in a world without dreams, dream gives us a reason to look forward to tomorrow. Nice hub very motivating

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I love Langston Hughes. I used to recite his poetry in 3rd grade.

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      Chandryclaire 5 years ago

      Wow, this poem is awesome with a unique twist to it. It reminds me of my favorite poet, Langston Huges. Thank you for writing this awesome poem.

      "Hold fast to dreams

      For if dreams die

      Life is a broken-winged bird

      That cannot fly.

      Hold fast to dreams

      For when dreams go

      Life is a barren field

      Frozen with snow. "

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      Angela Blair 5 years ago from Central Texas

      What truth lies within these lines -- dreaming is one of life's pleasures available to all of us and is uplifting! Excellent work. Best/Sis

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow PHILLYDREAMER.. I agree we have to stay positive.. It wont all be roses.. great poem here.. I love it.. so glad I am following you



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      Ann-Christin 5 years ago from UK

      I can identify with this poem I am a dreamer always have been and always will be. Life would be rather grey without dreams.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Hey I feel the negative forces eat away at me too, but if we don't stay positive we will let them eat at our souls.

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      CBM1987 5 years ago

      Damn ,

      I like yours its a contrast to the one i made !! Very optimistic! One of these days I hope those dreams become a solid reality for you. Same for my own

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      I agree, I will keep pursuing my dreams as long as I live.

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

      Wonderful and inspiring. Believe in the power within yourself and make all those dreams come true!