Dreams Are Valid. Dreams Are Attainable. An Awesome Book.

 

Something about this poem from, ‘An Awesome Book’ got to me. Reminded me that my dreams are still valid and attainable. It’s okay to have a child-like spirit within, and to never lose that inner soul. I hope you enjoy this poem as much as I did and look forward to reading your thoughts and feedback about it.

At the end you will see a short film about the author, Dallas Clayton to give a lil more background about this poem and how it came to be.

And candy cane machines

Of magic watermelon boats

And musical baboons

Or teeny tiny trumpet players

Training pet raccoons

Yes there are places in the world where people dream up dreams

So simply un-fantastical and practical they seem…

To lose all possibility of thinking super things

Of dancing wild animals

With diamond-coated wings

Instead they dream of furniture

Of buying a new hat

Instead they lay awake at night wishing for a car

Not one that runs on jellybeans… but one that’s reg-u-lar

They dream of breakfast sandwiches

They dream of telephones

Sometimes they even dream of dreams that aren’t even their own

Yes there are places in the world where dreams are almost dead

So please my child do keep in mind… before you go to bed…

To dream a dream as big as big could ever dream to be

Then dream a dream ten times as big

As that one dream you see

Then once you’ve got that dream in mind please dream a million more

And not a million quiet dreams a million dreams that ROAR

A million dreams so loud they scream

So loud they sing and shout!

So super huge they say “Hey world! Guess what I’m dreamin’ bout”

“I’m dreaming about everything that no one thought to wonder

Dreams so big that they’ve got dreams and they’ve got dreams up under!”

Please dream for those who’ve given up

For those who’ve never tried

Cause you’re the one whose dreams can be

Whatever dreams you want

Whose dreams can change the way things are

And the way that things are not

And if they say that all your dreams are too big to come true

You tell them that I told you…

“That’s what dreams are meant to do!”

They’re meant to make you seem as if you don’t know up from down

Because dreams are dreams and that’s why dreams are worth having around!

So when you think your dreaming’s done

Just remember what I said

“Close your eyes my child and dream that perfect dream inside your head”


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