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The Dream Isn't Dead MAG

November 12, 2008
By sgtpepperx3 SILVER, Brick, New Jersey
sgtpepperx3 SILVER, Brick, New Jersey
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

The dream isn’t dead
Though I’ve seen it take flight
It spread its great wings
And disappeared into night
I watched it go, bidding good-bye
But I would see it again
I know I would try

Such fantastic illusion, an amazing sight
Sparkling amber, green, and gold
I kissed the wings and held on tight
But let go and watched them unfold
I knew it would be back
Like it would always be
For this dream, the beautiful bird
It is a part of me

It comes back now and then
When I give it a home
An open heart to love it with
And loyalty to be shown
I let it fly, let it go away
To whatever it searches for
But I know it’ll be back someday
Standing at my front door

I look ahead to the future
For I know it will be bright
Someday, I’ll not have to watch my dream
Disappear into night
It will sit beside me, holding my hand
Kiss my face, forever true
For my dream is only my dream
If my dream is you

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on May. 29 2014 at 11:43 pm
raysofsunshine GOLD, Lakebay, Washington
17 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's not about the happy ending, it's about the story."

This is a really beautiful poem, I loved reading it, the ending was my favorite, it was so sweet! Good job on this! If you could read my poem On the mountain and give me some feedback on it I would really appreciate it. This poem has been published in the magazine and I hope to have my poems published there too. If you could leave some comments on that poem that would be great.  

on Feb. 2 2013 at 1:05 pm
WaffleOcean2934 PLATINUM, Rogers, Minnesota
42 articles 9 photos 116 comments

Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams-Eleanor Roosevelt

I love all the imagery.  The words are really beautiful.  Nice work on it!  :)

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 16 2012 at 12:45 pm
Beautiful poetry! Thoroughly enjoy it, definitely. So vivid, so full of life. It speaks in mystery, in fantasy, in a dream-like manner. Absolutely wonderful work on this. :D Would you please comment on my ballad titled the Girl? I would really appreciate it! :D

dya.o PLATINUM said...
on Jan. 19 2012 at 9:51 am
dya.o PLATINUM, Milton, Florida
43 articles 0 photos 86 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If consensus is overrated, I think balance is, too.
I have no interest in living a balanced life.
I want a life of adventure.” | Chris Guillebeau

You are a great poet. PLEASE keep up the good work.

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:22 pm
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
11 articles 0 photos 116 comments
Great anthropomorphism. I love the way you redefined what a dream is; rather than us chasing our dreams, you phrased it as the dream looking for us.

on Nov. 15 2011 at 10:18 am
amahzing_grace GOLD, Prattville, Alabama
12 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.
-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

this poem is amazing!! keep writing! (:

SammV. BRONZE said...
on Oct. 13 2011 at 9:52 am
SammV. BRONZE, Marrero, Louisiana
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
Love this, words cannot explain.

on Aug. 19 2011 at 12:00 am
Jessi_suarez1 GOLD, Kissimmee, Florida
16 articles 0 photos 98 comments
AMAZING! job well done!

on Aug. 6 2011 at 9:52 pm
girlonfire95 GOLD, Greeneville, Tennessee
11 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened."

-Dr. Seuss

This is really good! you are blessed with true talent! Keep up the good work! :)

on Jun. 20 2011 at 11:08 am
ThisGirlWillMakeMistakes PLATINUM, Raymore, Missouri
23 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't cry because it's over,
Smile because it happened."

-Dr. Suess

Geez, this is so AMAZING and it actually makes sense. I love it, i wish i could write as good as this.

I wrote poetry too and i would really appreciate it if you could read some of my poems and comment. Please and thank you(:

on May. 31 2011 at 10:11 pm
Kaleighgirl97 SILVER, Lawson, Missouri
9 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When the rich wage war its the poor who die."

- Jean-Paul Sartre.

your poem should definitely be number one! i love it to death! I hope your dream lives forever beside you.

on May. 4 2011 at 5:24 pm
Dancing2222 GOLD, Sandy, Utah
10 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
"Imagination is more important that knowledge" -Albert Einstein
"Don't ever frown, you never know who's going to fall in love with your smile."

Sorry I meant to say good not god (Im embarrassed now:)

on May. 4 2011 at 5:24 pm
Dancing2222 GOLD, Sandy, Utah
10 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
"Imagination is more important that knowledge" -Albert Einstein
"Don't ever frown, you never know who's going to fall in love with your smile."

You are really god at making words flow together!! Very touching poem:)

on Feb. 13 2011 at 7:11 pm
SophiaCross SILVER, Plattsburgh, New York
7 articles 3 photos 89 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love, to be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and vulgar disparity of the life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never to forget.”

This is amazing!!! I love it!

on Feb. 13 2011 at 3:07 pm
mandaloreP GOLD, Forked River, New Jersey
15 articles 4 photos 21 comments
Great flow and a very beautiful peice. Also great imagry.

lab96 SILVER said...
on Jan. 29 2011 at 9:42 pm
lab96 SILVER, Mission, Other
8 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
You got enemies? Good, means you stood up for something you care about.

AMAZING! Perfect word choice! :D The words flow so nicely together! It is a beautiful poem♥ Keep writing! The public wants more!

on Jan. 13 2011 at 9:51 am
Annabelle294 SILVER, Branford, Connecticut
9 articles 0 photos 64 comments
I love this! The words flow together beautifully!

freyabean said...
on Jan. 5 2011 at 4:12 pm
freyabean, Russia, New York
0 articles 0 photos 15 comments
Lovely piece, I especially liked the twisting rhyme scheme. Congrats on making the magazine, mate! Check out my work if you ever get the time? Any feedback would be much appreciated! 

on Dec. 31 2010 at 12:36 pm
Sissybug2012 PLATINUM, Union, Missouri
36 articles 0 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return." -MOULIN ROUGE (song lyrics)

this is amazingly pretty

tigers2 said...
on Dec. 9 2010 at 1:58 pm
gooooooooooddd but it is good