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Lost Dreams - My Poem About Unfulfilled Plans

Updated on May 27, 2018
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I started writing poetry as a child. I write performance poetry, observational, sometimes humorous, sometimes serious human rights issues

We All Have Dreams And Plans But, Looking Back, They Didn't All Come True

When first we meet and fall in love, we are bubbling with enthusiasm and plan all sorts of wonderful things together. But ultimately our boundless energy falls away, along with some of our dreams. Harsh reality takes over. Every day life brings joy, but this may be tempered with hardship.

When we look back, our dreams and plans sometimes came to nothing and eventually, though we may still be happy, aches and pains limit us.

Poppy Field by Claude Monet
Poppy Field by Claude Monet | Source

This is My Poem About Looking Back And Lost Dreams

Things change, and we change with them. We start off full of enthusiasm and high hopes, but reality sometimes holds us back. Life goes on, but not quite as we anticipated.

Looking Back - Lost Dreams

Times when they said they'd write plays

Together - but never did

Planned a trip on the Orient Express

Instead took the sleeper to Inverness

Parties and laughter

Fun and romance

The sun smiled upon them

When life was a dance

But night follows day

And nothing will last

It seems we all pay

For our sins of the past

Pain comes with children

Strong love may bring grief

And pain least expected

Steals joy like a thief

Here an ache, there a pain

Syndromes, ailments and twitches

They've left the fast lane

To flounder in ditches

Who would have thought

When those hopefuls first met

They'd be grumpy old codgers

Watching TV in bed.

┬ęDiana Grant 11 June 2010

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Grumpy Old Codgers Watching Television In Bed


Here's a Poll About Your Own Dreams

Do you feel that you have fulfilled your dreams, or is there still some way to go?

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Feedback is very helpful and, who knows, I might even change the wording in my poem if I think your suggestion would improve it.


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