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Hopes & Dreams.

Updated on May 10, 2010

Hopes & dreams are fleeting things, they change day by day.

But when our dreams go unfulfilled, our hearts are filled with pain.

A secret fear fills our souls, questions begin to creep.

When we're worried things won't change, a wound emerges deep.

When will I have the things I crave?

A happy home?

A child of my own?

These things I have in a box in my heart, locked away and safe.

But when my mind is heavy laden, with doubts about my future.

I confide in you, my dearest friend, my notebook, pen & paper.

I tell you all my hearts desires, things I fear will never be.

Will this finger always be bare?

Will there ever be a little me?

One day I'll see my wishes granted, of this I'm almost sure.

But then of course, new wishes will force,

their way into the fold. 

Will my child do well in life?

Will I travel when I'm old?

We humans are a fickle breed,

always wishing for fulfilling need.

So let me for now, forget my laments,

have patience, & be happy within life's  moments.


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      7 years ago from Australia

      Your poem is rich with thought and well written. I had those same hopes and dreams many years ago and they came true. I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful grown up daughters. I'm sure you will find what you seek and love every minute of the journey. Cheers

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      7 years ago

      ..back to revisit a classic here - and yes I bet there a lot of writers/readers who would be moved by your words and have hopes and dreams of their own in order to write as well as this ......

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      Linda Rogers 

      7 years ago from Minnesota

      This is such a beautifully written poem of dreams. I really relate to you that writing can help so much as we ride this rollercoaster called life. Writing just helps ease the mind of it's current worries and can heal us so much. God Bless:)

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      Becky Jo Gibson 

      8 years ago from Old Town, California

      Hello young lady...

      This is a beautiful poem. You have talent. Keep up the good work and that pen and pad will never fail you...It hasn't me in about 45 years of writing!

      Peace and God Bless...Becky Jo aka Inspied Hippy

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      8 years ago from Cardiff

      That was beautiful, i feel like that most of time when things aren't going right. That has inspired me to write everything down that im feeling; if no one else will listen at least my notebook will :)

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      Cindy Weyant 

      8 years ago from Costa Mesa, California

      Oh, beautiful!! I'm so glad you published this poem. You have amazing talent :)

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      8 years ago from Pakistan

      The poem is innocently beautiful and the scenes too superb, I would love to make the first one in oil painting:)

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      8 years ago

      Tremendous insight. You have expressed desires and fears that many of us face- mine at least. Thank you

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      8 years ago

      there are hopes and dreams and then there are your hopes and dreams - and this is a gift from such a creative anomaly like yourself where it`s obvious you love words and that words have an instant love affair with you and are grateful to be in your esteemed presence!

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      8 years ago from Rawalpindi Pakistan

      Great thinking

      i liked it

      Thumbs up

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      Holly Jackson 

      8 years ago from England, UK.

      Thank you! That really means a lot! x

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      Freya Cesare 

      8 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

      really beautiful poem! I'm agree with TattoGuy, you are great poet.

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      Holly Jackson 

      8 years ago from England, UK.

      Awww That's so sweet! Thanks Hun! xXx

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      8 years ago

      You are one awesome lil poet and it saddens me that more havent spotted yer talent, I am a poet and I know a great poet when I see one, you are a great one !

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      alternate poet 

      8 years ago

      very expressive poem. I think the bottom picture is of the countryside around Guilin in China - I will be living there by this summer :)


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