steady beating

March 24, 2012
Hand, Meet heart, as you reach for the stars,

I hope you shine as the stars in the sky,

Fight with courage for every dream,

I will grasp it, as you steadily beat,

Hands are tools, your hearts a weapon;

Is this the war? Between wanting and getting,

Where all we are getting is the swift pain of reflection,

Holding on to the past as if it’s an option;

To grasp something you have to let go of what you are holding,

Let it all go, and get freedom in motion, pounding out a beat,

To your strongest devotion;

Dreaming bigger every time you drop your tools,

The stars holding nothing to your eyes, your hearts every beating,

Is what your hands are going to realize;

Battles can be fought with the tools of the trade,

But wars are only won, with a secret weapon,

The steady beating of honest dreaming.

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TaylorWintryThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm
WOW. Agreeing with eternal_sunshine, that line just sent chills down my back. I literally read it over about five times becuase it was so mind-blowing, yet... TRUE. This is really good. The spacing definitely kept me on my toes, and I enjoyed this very thoroughly. Can't wait to read more of your work!
eternal_sunshine said...
Mar. 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm
Wow! This one has some very strong points. I especially liked the line, "Holding on to the past as if it's an option," I felt I could relate to that. The ending was very nice as well.
dragonfly95 replied...
Mar. 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm
thank you!!!
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