Where do our dreams go? Who knows? I wrote this poem in 2016 when I was feeling reflective about life generally, especially when we were younger.
We dream, we set goals, we make plans. But do our dreams always become real?
It was easier when we were younger. It was easier to just dream, make plans and set goals with our peers or alone. It was my escape when I was younger.
I would pretend to be asleep and just think of a life better than the one I had then. The kind of life I would have when I grow up. My dreams.
I had a lot of dreams while growing up. I wanted to be so many things. I am not any of the things I dreamt I wanted to be now.
I can’t but wonder if the plans and dreams we have for our lives don’t matter at all. If life just dish out what it desires to us not minding what we want.
Where Do Our Dreams Go? I had dreamt
Life would be all sweet and colourful
A little challenge here, a little grief there
They keep the journey real and meaningful
I had prepared to be strong
Rise above all hurdles
Ignore all hassles
Who knows what happened to that dream?
‘Cos it’s farther than it seems
So far I can’t catch a glimpse
I’ve never really been happy
Not as I dreamt
I’ve had more grief than joy
Not what I saw
I’ve not attained all I’d imagined
Not as I thought
All I desire is a life so simple
Maybe not as simple as it sounds
All I have is not as I dreamt
All I am is not as I thought
Now, I’m dreaming I might deserve
Nothing more than I am
Only I’ve got more than I deserve
What a beautiful and thought provoking poem! It really is interesting to think about dreams we had as a child versus dreams we have now. Mine have changed so much.
Dreams do change as we grow. Thanks for reading and sharing your thought.
What a beautiful poem. I have never thought about life in this way.
This poem was really well thought out and written. I enjoyed reading it and it also caused me to think about dreams. Thank you for sharing so openly!
Very pretty! Very well thought out!
Makes me think of Langston Hughes poem Dreamed Deferred.
I enjoyed your poem!
I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading.
This is lovely. It’s so interesting to reflect on our lives and think about the dreams we had for ourselves. Thank you for sharing this.
Thanks so much for reading.
This is beautifully written, you did an amazing job!
Did you write that poem? It’s very pretty
Yes, I did. Thanks.
beautiful poem. Did you write this? Thanks for sharing
Yes, I did. Thanks a lot for reading.
Yes, I wrote it.
What a beautiful thought!! Amazing article really loved it!!
Our dreams do take us places. I truly love how you created a poem with such realism and deconstruction which is extremely interpretive and expressive. You just gave me an idea.
I’m happy it inspired you. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your thought.
Life is definitely more complicated than I ever thought it would be! Thanks for sharing your poem!
Thank you, for sharing your thought.
Of course dream come true if you are working towards achieving them. Sure, our dreams now differ from the ones we had when we were younger, but as we grow we get wiser, and once we achieve a dream, we start dreaming at another.
Yes, you are right. And even when we don’t achieve them, it doesn’t stop us from dreaming. Thank you.
A very beautiful and contemplative piece – I so appreciate the way you frame difficulties as keeping the journey real and meaningful. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and reflection.
I appreciate you reading and taking time to share your thought too. Thanks
What a beautiful contemplation of the ebb and flow of life. The way dreams shape us, and how the moments of ebb make the journey more real and meaningful. Thanks for the lovely moment of reflection.
Thanks for reading and sharing your thought on my post. I like your view.
Beautiful poem and such an interesting concept to think about. You have me thinking now about all the dreams in my past.
I hope you love the trip down memory lane 🙂
Thanks for taking time to read my piece
what a lovely poem thank you for sharing your words they are lovely!
I appreciate you taking time to read.
A lot of the dreams we have they never happen because there is work required in order for dreams to happen. I think this is why people are not happy because of that. Nothing in life comes easy but very rewarding once you reach the top.
I love your view of my poem. Thanks for sharing.
which left me to think, do dreams come true? your composition is truly fascinating.
I believe some dreams do come true. And some are just dreams…
Interesting post. Where do our dreams really go? I guess we always want to catch our dreams because our dreams give us hope and they like more worth living.
Yes, they do.
I had so many dreams as a child, some that I’d forgotten about until I read this and thought about them. Very thought provoking.
This is a beautiful poem. I enjoyed reading it. I had so many dreams. Some have already been came true and some are still in the process.
I pray the rest will come true. Thanks for reading.
This is such an interesting poem! You did a really great job writing it. I’ve never thought about dreams like this before, but it definitely got me thinking. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks a lot for reading.
Life happens and thus, dreams keep on leaving – that is they keep on changing. Very thought provoking post! 🙂
Your words are kind. Thank you.
such a beautiful poem. Life is so bitter sweet. Up and down is a matter of way of life
This poem is so descriptive of life as we move through it, hind sight is always 20/20