The Dream of Love

The Dream of Love

A Chapter by Debbie Barry
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Written in 12th grade, a poem of love for my international pen-pals. Opening words borrowed from "The Impossible Dream," by Joe Darion.

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The Dream of Love

 


July 20, 1986


I dream
The impossible dream.
I fight
An unbeatable foe;


I bear
An unbearable sorrow;
I run,
But there's too far to go;


My love
Is impossibly strong;
I love
Over miles too far;


I try,
Though my eyes are too teary;
To see
The most beautiful stars:


It is my life,
To follow the stars,
Though my love is hopeless,
Though he is so far;


I fight for the right,
Without question or pause;
I am willing to march into Hell
When his love is my cause.


And I know
If I'll only be true
To my love and my life,
That my heart

Will lie peaceful and calm
When I end my world's strife.


And a man
Will be happy in this:
That a girl,
With heart covered with scars,
Still strove
Over miles of ocean
To see
The most beautiful stars.


I dream
The impossible dream;
I fight
An unbeatable foe;


I bear
An unbearable sorrow;
I run,
But there's too far to go.


I run,
But there's too far to go;
And my road
Is forever too hard;


I try,
With eyes painfully teary
To see
The most beautiful stars.


I'll see
The most beautiful stars
When my life
Is at long last my own;


I live
With my heart nearly bursting,
To the stars
Where I will find

My love!


*Opening lines borrowed from "The Impossible Dream," by Joe Darion.



For Lalit Choraria, Mosud Mannan, John Sewell, Federico Barrera, Perseus Mylonos, Nirmal Chaudhery, Jeff Osrin, and Mohammad Yahya, with love.




© 2017 Debbie Barry



Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 17. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

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