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Make My Plans a Reality

Updated on May 06, 2013
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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      Ruby Jean Fuller 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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

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

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      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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Lurana Brown 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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Lurana Brown 3 years ago from Chicagoland, Illinois

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

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Martin Kloess 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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

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

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      Zulma Burgos-Dudgeon 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Marvelous. It's what life really all about.

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

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

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      Martie Coetser 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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

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

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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. :)

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      Vickiw 3 years ago

      Enjoyed this. My mantra too!

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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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 Hay 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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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 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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      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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      Shannon 3 years ago from Texas

      Sounds like a plan, DREAM ON!

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