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Poem: My Quest

Updated on October 28, 2012
“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” ~~~Don Williams Jr.
“The road of life twists and turns and no two directions are ever the same. Yet our lessons come from the journey, not the destination.” ~~~Don Williams Jr.

Seeing Your Hopes, Aspirations and Dreams as Your Children

An excerpt from John C. Maxwell's, Success One Day at a Time." Maxwell Motivation 2000.

Do you take care of your children? You may never have thought of your dreams as children, but that's what they are. They are your offspring---the joy of your day and the hope of your future. Protect them. Feed them. Nurture them. Encourage them to grow. Care for them for some day they may take care of you.

Cherish your visions

and your dreams as they are the

children of your soul;

the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

~~ Napoleon Hill

My Quest

Oh, how I envy those who live life on the edge, their fearlessness, their drive, the open roads that lie ahead. Practicality and caution undermine my urge to run, changing the trajectory, rendering me undone.

Stability and sanity serve as anchors, an albatross pledged, rancor's best friend. Yet, I grasp this vision that I know will come to pass, before more pain will multiply and amass..... that I am destined to board a vessel in the sky, and with these tears I do belie, that the journey I seek to undertake, will be to fulfill that burning yearning ache.

To move to a place of higher ground where dreams are made and souls are found.


Copyright 2012 Robin Grosswirth

Reach for that Unreachable Star

Man of La Mancha

Dedication to Bill Holland

If you don't know Bill, AKA billybuc (billybuc@hubpages.com )on the hub, you should come to know this man and his work. He has not only dedicated himself to his writing, but to the members of this fine virtual writing community.

Bill beautifully highlights many writers, helping them find an audience and gain needed support without ever anticipating a return on this investment. He is a beautiful human being and a model for our community.

I dedicate this hub to him for many reasons, but particularly because one of his current pieces really resonated with me, touching a nerve, so much so, it inspired me to write the above poem. The article I am referring to is the one on having the courage to seize the day, or in his example, the moments of carpe diem, something I let die inside me over the past two years but not anymore.

So, thanks Bill!


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    Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

    What you say here is so true, and you have put it so succinctly.

    A very nice tribute to Bill, as well, and yes, very well deserved.

    I've always enjoyed "The Impossible Dream," thanks for posting that video and reminding me of a song I've not thought of in some years. It fits so well with your poem, illustrating its point nicely.

    Voted up and beautiful.

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    Bill Blackburn 4 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

    "Oh, how I envy those who live life on the edge, their fearlessness, their drive, the open roads that lie ahead. Practicality and caution undermine my urge to run, changing the trajectory, rendering me undone."

    I love this line; reread it several times letting it sink in, and it's wonderfully inspiring.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    teaches12345 dreams are children in that they are first a concept then birthed and developed over time. And yes, Bill is deserving.

    GypsyRoseLee Agreed, Bill is an inspiration to us all.

    sueswan Thanks for the accolades and yes, Bill is special and the reason I wrote the poem. I read a piece of his and it spawned this piece.

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    Sueswan 4 years ago

    Hi Robin,

    Your words are beautiful , heartfelt and inspiring. Bill is most deserving of your dedication.

    Voted up and away

    Like Bill says, "Have a PIPO day"

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    Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

    Voted up and awesome. Incredible words, pictures and video. Bill deserves this and so much more. He is one great writer and I enjoy his hubs a lot. Well done and passing this on.

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    Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

    I like your reflection on dreams being our children. I think Bill is a deserving mention here; he is so much an inspiration to many of us on how to live life well and to the fullest. Very touching post and voted up.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    breakfastpop Thanks so very much! I am humbled by your response to this hub.

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    breakfastpop 4 years ago

    I love your message, Robin. Voted up, interesting, useful and incredibly awesome.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    Madhatter99 Thanks for the read. Glad you reached your impossible dream.

    Minnetonka Twin Yes, Bill is a celebrity here on the hub and deserving of his status.

    RubyH Rose We need to tender those hopes and aspirations, nurturing them like children, a truly great metaphor, agreed.

    Jackie Lynnley Ask him! Wouldn't that be cool to find a long lost family member?

    xstatic Thanks for the accolades. Bill's piece was the impetus of mine. And, that is what writing is all about, right? We try to inspire others and others inspire us.

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    Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

    This fits so well with Bill's latest and serves to reinforce that kind of passopnate purposeful life which he advocates. Well done Robin!

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    Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Well thank you, I do know billybuc but had no idea he was also Billy Holland. I have Hollands in my family, wonder if he could be a cousin? lol

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    Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

    Wow, I never thought of my dreams as my little children. What a wonderful poem, keep alive those children, and keep on writing those dreams. I second your dedication to Bill, he is a great motivator!

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    Linda Rogers 4 years ago from Minnesota

    This is such a beautiful poem and I love the fact that Billy inspired it. Billy is one of my favorite people here on HubPages. I feel drawn to Billy because of his courage to write the truth about life's ups and downs and his gift of authenticity. Rarely do we meet such great people but I am proud to say Bills is my friend. You go girl~glad to hear he inspires you to live more fully.

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    Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

    Thank you for sharing, "The Impossible Dream" my coming out song, many moons ago. From that moment on I lived a dream. My last accomplishment by Dec, 14, 2009 my volunteers and I had crossed the 42,000 toy mark for Toys for Tots. You can do it too.

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    Robin Grosswirth 4 years ago from New York

    You are most welcome. I know you are dedicated to your craft because it is evident in the product.

    Best,

    RG

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    Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Robin,

    I don't know if you are aware of it, but you have given me a very beautiful gift. Let me tell you about my writing......I feel deeply, as I'm sure you can see in my writing....and I try to reach out to others so they can be inspired and love life as much as I do. I understand that, but I am always, for whatever reason, shocked when someone responds as you just did, with warm words of appreciation.

    It's as though I want desperately to make a human connection, but then I am shocked when it happens, and then embarrassed by the attention....I know I'm not making much sense, but I want you to know that I have tears in my eyes as I type this.

    I want you to know the freedom that I feel. I want you to howl at the moon, and let your hair down and feel no restraints. You are such an intelligent, compassionate, and passionate woman, and you deserve to have the life that I have.

    So thank you Robin! This meant more to me than you can ever imagine. :)

    bill