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Open your wings and close your eyes!

Updated on July 9, 2014
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A poem I wrote on the 23rd of April 2008


Sometimes I love dreaming when I’m alone at night

Someone once told me that theater is life


“Just sit back, feel how it is to be and enjoy the ride”

But I couldn’t, I had left my dream go by


Whatever you’re doing now is just another brick in the wall

But don’t build it too fast, or it might fall


“Keep your eyes open and you will see

And listen to others, including me”


The dreams we make need our help to become true

You see, there not just dreams, they need effort too.


Open your wings and close your eyes

Fly up high and enjoy the ride

Let the wind just blow you away

Feel how it is to be free and find your way


Stay up in the sky until the stars come out

Shoot for the moon and you’ll be among them I have no doubt.


Look at your life and how you would want it to be

Don’t ever ask for more than you need.


Just kill your thirst with the ‘less’ you get

You never know what life is going to bring you next


Open your wings and close your eyes

Feel how it is to fly up high

Don’t think that it just went by

Close your eyes and enjoy the ride!!!


© All Rights Reserved – Chris Achilleos

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hi Danast,

      Thank you very much. I am the same, I truly love affecting others in a positive way with my work, and I have always been like that. Even as a child I couldn't stand seeing sad people, I would always try to make them smile. I am so happy that my hubs have made you smile :) and I truly appreciate your support.

      Have a lovely day my friend,

      Chris

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      Dana Stamps 4 years ago from Wichita, Kansas

      Chris, I'm just so happy that I am able to affect someone's life in a positive way through my hubs. That's what this is all about. And, I assure you that your hubs have put a smile on my face, too! So, thank you! :~)

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hi Bobbi,

      Thank you very much for reading and commenting. I am thrilled that you liked my poem!

      Have a wonderful day,

      Chris Achilleos

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      PurvisBobbi44 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi Chris,

      An awesome poem---it made my heart soar that is for sure. Have a great Thursday.

      Bobbi Purvis

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      I would also like to thank you for the follow and your lovely Fan Mail Danast :) I will be sharing more of my poems soon.

      Thanks again for all your kind words, they have put a big smile on my face :)

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      Dana Stamps 4 years ago from Wichita, Kansas

      You're very welcome!

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Thank you so much Danast, I believe that dreaming is a part of life, and we all have the right and ability to make our dreams come true :) Its really nice to know that my words are appreciated! Thanks for your support.

      Have a wonderful day,

      Chris Achilleos

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      Dana Stamps 4 years ago from Wichita, Kansas

      Great poem!! This sounds like me! I'm a huge dreamer, and my mind takes me on some of the wildest and craziest rides, especially at night. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts that you transfer into words that hit at the heart!

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      I am so happy that through my hub you have been inspired to begin writing poetry again :) To be honest I wanted to begin posting my poems on HubPages for a while now however, I only found the courage to do so a few days ago. But I am very glad that I did because all the feedback I have received has been so positive and encouraging.

      Thank you so much for your comments and votes BNadyn,

      I wish you all the best with your poems and I will be really looking forward to reading them!

      Chris Achilleos

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      Bernadyn 4 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      I love reading poetry and haven't read any in a long time. I haven't wrote one personally for awhile, either until last week for my son's birthday. It never crossed my mind to post any here on HP but reading this inspired me to start writing and reading more poetry again. Voted up, thanks for sharing!

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Thank you very much truthis4me.

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      truthis4me 4 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful!

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hi Rose,

      This a poem that has came from the heart.

      Thank you so much for your comments and votes, I truly appreciate the support.

      Have a wonderful day,

      Chris

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hi Blossom,

      I had no idea it was Shakespeare Day when I was writing this :) To be honest the reason I mention theater in my poem is because theater was the dream i had left behind. You see I wanted to pursue a career within theater however due to certain reasons I could not.

      Thank you for your comments.

      Chris Achilleos

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Your lovely poem sent me flying. Passing this on.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A sweet poem and I love the way you mention theatre in it - on 23rd April, Shakespeare Day!

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hi Whitney,

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It's nice to know that you found my poem inspiring :) Your support is truly appreciated!

      Have a wonderful day,

      Chris

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Hello Debbie,

      I am very glad you liked my poem! Thank you for reading,

      Have a great day

      Chris

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      WhitneyAustin 4 years ago

      I don't know why, but when I started reading it and you said,

      "Open your wings and close your eyes

      Fly up high and enjoy the ride

      Let the wind just blow you away

      Feel how it is to be free and find your way."

      It made me start crying. This is something I needed to read. Thank you for sharing this with us. It was truly amazing and inspiring. Everyone vote up!

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Wonderful writing here...great poetry

      Blessings

      Deb

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Thanks picklesandrufus :) Your votes are truly appreciated!

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      picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      I really enjoyed your poem. It feels very introspective and free. Vote way up!

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      Chris Achilleos 4 years ago

      Thank you very much James, your comments are so encouraging :)

      To be honest I really wanted to publish some of my poems on HubPages for a while now, however I think I was lacking the confidence up to now!

      Thank you so much for your support, I am really happy that you enjoyed it!

      Have a wonderful day,

      Chris Achilleos

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      Tijani Achamlal 4 years ago from Morocco

      Amazing. Excellent. Intelligent. Outstanding. Unbelievable! My vowels of praise :) Voted up