The Dream

The Dream

A Poem by J Stylez

A childhood thought so quaint and short;

Is now your drive, no last resort.

You want a life of finer things;

The fame, the money, you want the Dream.

You practice hard, the weekends through;

Your friends and family believe in you.

And though you stumble your heart does sing;

You can't quit now, reach for the Dream.

You quit your job you worked fulltime;

And music became your daily grind.

Now penny-less is your new theme;

You could care less, it’s for the Dream.

It’s been a year and now you’re spent;

With no big break, can’t pay your rent.

When hope felt lost a light did gleam;

The radio played your song “The Dream”.

A flood of calls soon filled the station;

From coast to coast, your new Fan Nation.

“Please play that song!” they all would scream;

Your moment has come to live The Dream.

The label signs you, an album was pressed;

A thirty-stop tour made platinum success.

You're now consumed by the glam and bling;

You went for broke, you are The Dream.

Your family gone, your friendships stained;

You drink to hide your loveless pain.

To what end justified the means;

You sold your soul to have The Dream.

And there you stand upon the stage;

The drugs don’t seem to calm your rage.

A heavy price you paid it seems;

There’s nothing left except The Dream.

 


© 2010 J Stylez



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I absolutely loved it! The way it flows, the impact of the emotional porgression. And the way it makes one take a minute to contemplate where their dreams will take them through the choices they make along that reach. Will you be better for it in the end, or will it destroy all that you once held dear? Many people focus so completely on the dream that they can't percieve the possible repercussions of their own design. It is a well needed reminder for those with a dream to not lose themselves or the heart that inspired the dream in the start.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J Stylez

4 Years Ago

Thanks for the comment! That's exactly the feel I was going for when I wrote this piece.



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I absolutely loved it! The way it flows, the impact of the emotional porgression. And the way it makes one take a minute to contemplate where their dreams will take them through the choices they make along that reach. Will you be better for it in the end, or will it destroy all that you once held dear? Many people focus so completely on the dream that they can't percieve the possible repercussions of their own design. It is a well needed reminder for those with a dream to not lose themselves or the heart that inspired the dream in the start.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

J Stylez

4 Years Ago

Thanks for the comment! That's exactly the feel I was going for when I wrote this piece.
wow.. this was really deep. I liked the message.

Posted 7 Years Ago


wow this poem had so many emotions in it....at first i wanted her to reach her dream and when she did i was rlly happy but the ending had a rlly bitter ending to it...i loved the flow and rhyme of the poem and it was deep...by the way i think when you said "You can quit now, reach for the Dream." you meant "you can't quit now."...anyways good poem :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Again, a beautiful poem with great depth, and meaning for so many people.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is powerful!!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

amazing! is this something you made into a song?
just reading it I can hear it on the radio

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on February 12, 2010
Last Updated on March 7, 2010
Tags: Dream, fame, glam, bling, lost, pain, price, cost, music

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J Stylez
J Stylez

Raleigh, NC



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