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Tempting Dreams

March 19, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


They flash by your very eyes
In a cloud,
In a haze.
They show you what you want to see
In his fire,
In the blaze.

They burn within the fire’s tongues
When you stir,
When you wake.
They never give you what you need
When you sleep,
Then they take.

They lend you ideas and hopes
With they’re coax
With they’re charm.
You never truly understand
Why they lie
Why they harm.

Do not succumb to their pull
In your doze
In your mind.
Don’t believe their soothing words
With their spell
With their bind.

They say you should
Follow your dreams
But nothing
Is what it seems.


The author's comments:
Inspired by the cliche: Follow your dreams. But sometimes dreams can lead you down the wrong path.

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on Aug. 6 2014 at 12:41 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1492 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Wonderful, amamzing poem. Though I belive that we should still follow our dreams, but there is a difference between desire and hope and dreams and ideas (if that makes sense.) But great job at writing this, your poem. Thank you for sharing  this.

midnightwoah said...
on Aug. 5 2014 at 6:51 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 191 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

Yes, follow your dreams, but also keep in mind what a dream is and what common desire may be. That what makes your title, have the word 'tempting' fit so perfectly :). My favorite stanza was the third one, reread constantly. Nice writing

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on May. 5 2013 at 4:51 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Alex, you of all people should know why!! ;)

on May. 4 2013 at 9:25 pm
Alex_Writer GOLD, West Palm Beach, Florida
18 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Why is there a picture of a cow?

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Apr. 15 2013 at 4:27 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thanks so much! :P

BlurAngel GOLD said...
on Apr. 14 2013 at 7:10 pm
BlurAngel GOLD, Bexleyheath, Other
16 articles 16 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love is an Emotion of strong Affection and Personal Attachment.....

Wow loved the poem.. really captivating, ur really talented..

on Apr. 7 2013 at 11:09 am
romanticpoet GOLD, Dhaka, Other
16 articles 2 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
love is like a rose, it has many colors & sights of beauty in spite of having thorns

it was a great poem . . . . sometimes dreams are good

on Apr. 4 2013 at 7:05 pm
7_Ambitions GOLD, Bronx, New York
11 articles 0 photos 11 comments
This was amazing i loved its rhyme and flw , great writer.  

ZainabS SILVER said...
on Mar. 30 2013 at 4:09 pm
ZainabS SILVER, Karachi, Other
5 articles 3 photos 14 comments
Gorgeous is an understatment for this one <3

on Mar. 28 2013 at 5:19 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 436 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

Love the rythm and flow it like your in itself a dream state of happiness

on Mar. 21 2013 at 9:29 am
Alex_Writer GOLD, West Palm Beach, Florida
18 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

Loved the rhyming! The whole concept with dreams was great too!

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Mar. 20 2013 at 7:26 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Thank u! And sorry about the cow picture... I was in a rush and accidently pressed it lol

Mckay ELITE said...
on Mar. 20 2013 at 4:58 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
146 articles 0 photos 2260 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

Well done. The poem is captivating, beginning to end. Plus, the poem speaks the truth of dreams: "You never truly understand/ Why they lie/ Why they harm."