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Dreamers

January 10, 2013
By theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 212 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson


Everyone's a slave
That is true to me 
Whether it be to school or work
It seems if no one is truly free

Everyone's a slave
So few choose their own destiny
For some people 
That all want be

But then, some are free
The dreamers and the schemers 
The idealistic and optimistic 
The inspired are make up perspire 
To acquire a life of want to be 
Their hope and dream 
For only creature that create have liberty 

For unless you have a dream 
You will never be free


The author's comments:
This is inspired a text by favorite African American poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar. It is as follows:
Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.
As well as the old jazz song dream when your feeling blue:

Dream
When your feeling blue
Dream
And might come true
Life never bad as it seems
So dream
So dream
I memorize that poem in 2nd grade , and ever since I loved it. I learn the song at a theater one year and also like One day I found myself singing the song which lead to me reciting the poem and the poem just sorta pop into my head.
Enjoy :)

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on Jun. 24 2013 at 7:04 pm
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 212 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

Thanks for the feedback. I will have work on my style and poetic structure. This is and older piece, from like 6 months ago, and I think I've done a bit more work on the flow of pieces since then. Thanks again for the feedback

on Jun. 24 2013 at 7:02 pm
theatregirl PLATINUM, Lathrup Village, Michigan
30 articles 12 photos 212 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To thine own self be true," -from Hamlet, a play by Shakespeare.
"I have sworn on the altar of god eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man." - Thomas Jefferson

Thanks for the feedback. Yeah, I'll work on the flow. This is an older piece, from like 6 months ago, but I think I done a bit more to improve my style since then.thanks again for the comment.

on Jun. 24 2013 at 4:23 pm
StarGazer9 GOLD, Marana, Arizona
19 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do."

Nice job on this! I would advise you to make it flow more though


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