Dreams

I dream and dream,
through day and night,
like it’s my only errand.

With the rise of dawn,
dreams cheer me up
for an endurance test.

During the day,
they give me hope
and sustain me alive.

I keep following my dreams
forgetting the surroundings,
yet observing them keenly.

I advance forward to the target
to find the key to the next door,
to only realise it’s a deceiving mirage.

With the fall of dusk,
I’m done for the day with
deeply hurt disappointments.

During the night,
they flush my desires
with fantastic fantasies.

I mend my broken wings,
hold together pieces falling,
and put them back in place.

Looking at the twinkling stars,
I convince my tearing heart
to silence its woeful screams.

When it’s dawn again,
I fix my gaze and prepare myself
to follow the mirage, again.

With ticks of the duty-bound clock,
I’m reborn every day, repeatedly
fading and claiming my own self.

I don’t want to stop the chase
until I get to find the oasis
or even beyond that.

My dreams aren’t a waste of time
nor foolish fears of future so far,
but reflectors of reality deferred.

My dreams are big and small,
open and secretive,
of love and ambitions.

I’m testing my tenacity.
I really want to know
how far I can persist and go.

People often say,
to die with memories
and not just dreams.

But, I hope my dreams always remain
more valiant than my memories,
so that they don’t die as long as I live!


This free verse is written in response to the ‘Thursday Poetry Competition‘ by ‘Penable’. The topic assigned is ‘Dreams‘.

To all those silent strugglers out there, you’ll get to achieve your dreams someday. Keep your spirits high even when you take breaks once in a while.

Cheers!


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  1. Simon says:

    That was amazing… “But, I hope my dreams always remain
    more valiant than my memories,” I felt it… Keep up ✨✍️

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    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot, Simon!

      That particular line you’ve quoted is actually inspired from a quote I came across recently. Let me look for that, and get back.

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      1. Simon says:

        That’s great 😍 Pls share..

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    2. Anisha says:

      Never let your memories be greater than your dreams.
      – Douglas Ivester

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      1. Simon says:

        Thanks Anisha✨🤗

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  2. Sidharth says:

    Our life is but a bundle of beautiful dreams, loved the intent of a true dreamer that oozed through your words!

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    1. Anisha says:

      Indeed, Sidharth. I’m glad you’re in accordance with the intentions of a dreamer. I believe there’s a strong dreamer within you, too.

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      1. Sidharth says:

        Yes I like to stroll on the edge of my surreal thoughts every now & then. Life without dreams is like a withered rose without any blossom. Our dreams truly define our existence 🙂 Much respect and love from one dreamer to another dreamer ❤

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        1. Anisha says:

          I completely agree with your words. Reflecting you the same love and respect! ☺

          I wish you luck in your hopeful journey!

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  3. Beautifully written, Anisha. Here’s to keeping dreams alive

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks, Shweta! Cheers to that! 🙋

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      1. Indeed 🙋🏻‍♀️

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  4. Wonderful poem Anisha! As always 😍

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you for the constant support, Curious Mind! 🤗

      Like

  5. Poignant & beautiful…❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thank you. ❣

      Like

  6. Nicely penned
    Stay safe happy healthy and wealthy

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Anisha says:

      Thanks a lot for your kind words. Have a great time!

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