A Poem by Ben F.

Just something I recently wrote since I don't know what I want to do for a career, and I'm very indecisive.


I’ve always wanted to blast into space;

Exploring unknown planets and those that are known,

Searching for life on our neighbors

Confirming it’s safe for us to move in and expand our territory.

I’ve always kept that dream

Even though America didn’t.


I’ve always wanted to help others become better,

Human or animal, doesn’t matter

From wrapping up a sprained leg

To giving life-saving heart surgery.

I want to be the one people turn to for aid

When they can’t find it elsewhere.


I’ve always wanted to play with the pros;

Work my way up to the hall of fame

And be the best ball-player of all time,

Be a team player to share in the glory

Of winning the World Series.

I’m as much of a fan of the game as much as the next

I just want more from it.


I’ve always wanted to build the next big thing,

Tinkering with whatever’s at my disposal

Looking for how I can make an engine run cleaner, cheaper;

Create something to better our nation, our race

Something as small as the next high-speed camera

To the next stealth missile for the US Airforce.

I like to solve practical problems

If it isn’t broken, take it apart and make it better.


They say to follow your dreams

To keep your eye on the prize;

But may I ask,

If I don’t know what my dream is

How can I follow it?

© 2012 Ben F.

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Ben F.
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Added on August 9, 2012
Last Updated on August 9, 2012
Tags: poem, poetry, dreams, astronaut, doctor, baseball player, engineer, unknown


Ben F.
Ben F.

Milton, WI

Just a college Brony who likes to write poetry. Hopefully I'll write a short story sometime, but we'll see. more..