The following poem was co-written by myself and my good friend, Kay Farkas.  It is my belief that it is never too late to re-activate your dreams.

As you lie beneath the rubble
Of long forgotten dreams,
Do you feel the world around you
Is not really what it seems?

Do you find yourself pushing
Through crowds of nameless faces,
Looking for your dreams
That left just candle-lit traces?

Bottled up dreams
You dropped along the way;
Too consumed with your cares,
You forgot how to play.

But slow down just a minute,
There’s something I must impart.
It deals with YOU, my friend,
And the yearnings in your heart.

A man who keeps on pushing
Through the stops and through the pain,
Is a man who will ultimately
In his kingdom soundly reign.

Some say a man who dreams
Is not a man at all.
Some say a man who dreams
Is chasing shadows on a wall.

They say that wall is made of
Brick and mortar – they insist,
But without the dream to build it,
That wall would not exist!

All decent things that man enjoys
Came to him from dreams.
Here’s how a man or woman
Can recoup their self-esteem…

What did you desire to make
From this life you now lead?
Remember the goal.  Remember the plan.
Then to its cry take heed!

A loving home, a thriving child,
A body fit and strong?
A career where you can change the world
Though you have to study long?

A dance, a song, a new skill gained?
To paint or write or act –
To show mankind that he can keep
His integrity intact?

From a course to a house, to a new law passed,
To great technological endeavors –
You can do it, as your hero did –
Or do you think you are not as clever?

Many have climbed the mountain
And made it to the top.
They’re only there and you know it,
Because people like YOU didn’t stop.

They were no smarter or better,
And their fears were just as great.
Push those webs aside and WALK –
Your dreams never again have to wait!

You will stand atop a mountain
Made by you – and beam –
And know the world around you
Is just how far you’ve pushed your dreams!!

Laurie Noelle and Kay Farkas
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