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Dreams: A Poem

Updated on August 4, 2017
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I don't care what you say,

I'll go my own way,

I might get lost in the shadows,

Or in overgrown meadows,

But I won't get stuck on a rat's wheel,

I really don't see the appeal,

Of running around and around with no destination,

Living without any satisfaction,

They say I have to get a job I hate,

"A job you love? We can't relate,

Just work, pay your bills, and die,

There's no other way to try,

To have all your prosperous ducks in a row,

Than to surrender to the status quo,"

But I refuse to follow everyone's cue,

And let the staleness of a boring life ensue.


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    • Ebower profile imageAUTHOR

      Erin Bower 

      15 months ago from Georgia

      Thank you, Audrey Hunt! I'm so glad you understood the message of this poem. I like how you wrote, "Your poem reflects on our inner joy brought about by listening to our heart and not our mind." So true! Thanks for your insightful comment.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      15 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      We are each unique with one-of-a-kind traits. Your poem reflects on our inner joy brought about by listening to our heart and not our mind. I love this. To be free from the expectations of others and do our own thing is greatness!

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      Erin Bower 

      15 months ago from Georgia

      NateB11: Wow! Thank you for your kinds words.

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      Nathan Bernardo 

      15 months ago from California, United States of America

      Very well-said, Erin. I very much relate to the sentiment, the simplicity but precision of the verse talks to the heart, and the imagery is vivid and immediately elicits the feeling of not wanting to be trapped by drudgery and the status quo.

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      Erin Bower 

      15 months ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much, Jodah! I'm glad you enjoyed this and that I got my message across. Thank you for reading!

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      John Hansen 

      15 months ago from Queensland Australia

      What a great poem, Erin. I love the sentiments here of being free to do your own thing and not just what people tell you to...escape that boring life and be free. Great image too.

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