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World is Just a Dream

June 19, 2022
By JEG BRONZE, West Sacramento, California
JEG BRONZE, West Sacramento, California
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What is the world were just a dream, nothing guaranteed.

What if our worries, our sorrow, our pride were merely a dot, a blur, a mere thought in the world.

What if we have just learned to live, but we will never learn to thrive.

Let’s measure our life not by the moments we have succeeded, but by the moments when we tried.

As I look back, I realize I have just begun to be alive.

If our life, or small joys, great sorrows were to be a mere beautiful dream, what would you be?

I know I would be grateful.


The author's comments:

The poem took on an anthropological perspective on the purpose of life. 


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on Jun. 20 at 2:10 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

This poem got me thinking.. I especially liked the line: "I realize I have just begun to be alive". It's interesting to see how you feel about that perspective on life.. for me, I think it would be hard to live with that knowledge. I want my life to be going towards something, not ending as nothing, but on the other hand, it would be nice if our mistakes didn't have major consequences, which is the case with dreams. Thank you for sharing this!