The Word is... Dreamer

The Word is... Dreamer

A Poem by that-little-green-monster
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We're all just dreamers.
No matter how realistic our dreams are,
They are still dreams.
And when you see the mess you made,
And everything seems it has turn into the darkest corner of hell,
And you don't know how to crawl out of the hole you dug yourself,
You close your eyes and you dream.

Dreamers know how to live,
Dreamers keep hope.
Dreaming is the only thing keeping us alive.
We dream about a better future,
For us,
For our children.
When we cease dreaming,
Are we truly living?
Or are we mindless zombies?

As a child,
Did you not dream of being famous?
Children dream of wealth,
And only as we grow older do we relies the more important things.
Helping others.
But we see adults still bent on fame and fortune.
They are just overgrown children.

We find ourselves when we dream.

We can be lost in our dreams.

We turn to our dreams,
When reality is too hard to face.
Our dreams is where we can be,
Anything,
And everything.

When you close your eyes,
I'll dream with you.

We dream to love,
And be loved.
We dream for the perfect life,
The perfect job,
The perfect marriage,
The perfect family.

We dream of perfection.

And when we finally reach all the way out,
And grasp the stars,
Grasp our dreams,
Is it as wonderful as we think?

© 2012 that-little-green-monster



Author's Note

that-little-green-monster
So my friend told me about this writing exercise where you pick a word and just write about it. So I'll be doing a bunch of those. I apologize if it annoys you.

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Indeed, dreamer we all are, well done.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Well I like it
but it's not my type I guess
I can't really say I like the way it's writen

Posted 5 Years Ago


well done, I love the part about "overgrown children", lol. Your words are so true and genuine and full of feeling, I really enjoyed reading this one.

Posted 5 Years Ago


A good exercise in imagination. Writing about a single word is a good way to tap into your imagination and see what flows out of the void. Dreaming is such an important part of life. It helps us to achieve our goals. Some good thoughts here. Also some errors:-

"And everything seems it has turn into the darkest corner of hell," - should say "And everything seems to have turned into...."

"And only as we grow older do we relies the more important things." - should say "realise".

"Our dreams is where we can be" - should say "Our dreams are where we can be".

Other than that, nice write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


I love your opening and closing lines. We are all dreamers: fact. I can definitely agree with this, in one form or another we have all hoped for/dreamed about something. Is it as wonderful as we think? : perfect ending place, because it is so debatable. Quite often it is not, but that's not to say it never is. Very nice work.
'Captain

Posted 5 Years Ago


We find ourselves when we dream.
We can be lost in our dreams.

I love the irony in these lines.
I love the stanza after these lines. I love the last stanza also.
Wow! An amazing poem.
The theme, the thought, all wow!
And great exercise! :D

Posted 5 Years Ago


I really like this. I also like to pick words and write about them. It makes it a lot easier to come up with something when I'm having writer's block. Anyways, amazing as usual!

Posted 5 Years Ago


This is completely outstanding! Maybe since I'm a huge dreamer ;) Lol. I think dreaming is a great thing to do. It brightens my life and gives me some hope. My favorite lines of all would have to be:

"Dreamers know how to live,
Dreamers keep hope
Dreaming is the only thing keeping us alive"
Amazing :)

Ashley Rivers--Dream BIG and you'll win BIG:)

Posted 5 Years Ago


Dreamers know how to live,
Dreamers keep hope.
Dreaming is the only thing keeping us alive.
We dream about a better future,

Loved the way there is a constant theme and never fall from it

Posted 5 Years Ago


This is great, I love it. It's so deep and powerful. My favourite stanza was the third one... I think it was the third one *scrolls up* Yup, third one. I really enjoyed that. I realize that this poem is based on 'dream' and in some places it really works but in others the repetition is a bit disconcerting. I think that's the work I'm looking for.

Anyway, wonderful job, thanks for the reading request.
:)

Posted 5 Years Ago



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Hello! I am a high school student. I am a thespian and a writer. I hope to pursue a career in a creative field. I believe that words can have affect on people more than we could ever imagine. I don't .. more..

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