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Alas! When we follow our dreams;
People tend to snort tend to laugh.
Alas! When we follow our dreams;
People tend to crumple up in half.

Hush darling let them speak;
Our heart isn’t theirs to keep.
Wipe the tears on your cheek;
Strive towards the highest peak.

Alas! When we follow our dreams;
Learn to distinguish common allies.
Alas! When we follow our dreams;
Troubles in life help make us wise.

Hush darling let them speak;
Our heart isn’t theirs to keep.
Wipe the tears on your cheek;
Strive towards the highest peak

Alas! When we follow our dreams;
Prone to spite people bemoan.
Alas! When we follow our dreams.
The path to success weaves alone.

Hush darling let them speak;
Our heart isn’t theirs to keep.
Wipe the tears on your cheek;
Strive towards the highest peak.

 

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  1. vandana says:

    Absolutely!! so lets just forget what others think and follow our heart…………..

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Vandana,

      Yes absolutely! πŸ™‚ so glad you liked the poem!
      Highly appreciated! Lots of love.
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  2. gillena says:

    wow!! an awesome quote you chose and i luv your execution of the prompt

    happy you stopped by to read mine

    much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  3. Bjorn says:

    This is like the lyric of a song.. a lullaby for to be awake.. the sentiment of a mother weaved to something general… very good.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  4. Love this call to be dream seekers, to put mind body and spirit in the pursuit. Beautiful!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  5. Marian says:

    Yes, may as well just let them go on, and go your own way.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Marian,

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  6. “Our heart isnt theirs to keep”. A poem of truths.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  7. Other Mary says:

    So true, and very encouraging. And you chose a great quote.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thanks for the huge compliment πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it!
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  8. CC Champagne says:

    This is so beautiful! The rhythm of the whole piece is just marvellous! Well done!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  9. Kerry O'Connor says:

    This is one of my favourite of your poems. The form is strong but does not steal the focus from your subject. I like the juxtaposition of the two voices – one of anxiety and one to soothe the fears.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thanks for such a huge compliment! πŸ˜€
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  10. Debi says:

    This is a lovely poem. The negative ‘I can’t’ then the gentle “yes, you can’ injunction.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  11. Glad I’m not the only one contradicting Sir Terry. πŸ™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  12. grapeling says:

    a clear eyed quote, and a heartfelt pen ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  13. Jae Rose says:

    I love the sense of call and answer – the dialogue between inside their love and the outside world..i think and hope ‘inside’ wins…it’s what truly counts

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  14. kaykuala h says:

    Hush darling let them speak;
    Our heart isn’t theirs to keep.

    The measure of understanding and affections seem to be very apparent and real. Love these sort of situations! Great lines Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  15. Old Egg says:

    How important it is to follow our dreams and put in all of heart and strength in doing so.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  16. Sumana Roy says:

    inspiring…both the quote and the response…love how the conflict finds expression in two voices…it’s almost like a song…..
    wonderfully rhythmic…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much! So glad you liked it dear πŸ™‚
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  17. Ravenblack says:

    People do react and act in certain ways when they see you daring to follow your dreams. Let others say what they want to say, keep your eye on the prize. It’s a great reminder because it’s so easy to be discouraged sometimes.
    Enjoyed this insightful poem. πŸ™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
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  18. Mary says:

    Indeed, if one has dreams one should follow them without worrying what another person thinks of them. In life it is good to strive toward the highest peak possible & not be deterred by criticism of what is in one’s heart!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mary,

      So good to see you again! Glad you liked the poem πŸ˜€
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  19. Gabriella says:

    “Alas! When we follow our dreams;
    People tend to snort tend to laugh.”
    This is true, yet do we have any other choices if we are to be true to ourselves?

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  20. wonderful and inspiring. dreams are wonderful just in their nature, they have their own rewards.

    gracias for sharing

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  21. When we follow our dreams we learn, we live and we learn some more… Your poem sings this concept so well. I like it! β™₯

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  22. Fireblossom says:

    The quote goes for clever but just kind of annoys me. Your poem, though, I like! Never mind what bystanders say or do, go for what you believe you can do!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  23. we need to follow them no matter what they might say.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  24. Great! Not much I can add to all that has been said…
    ZQ

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thanks for stopping by to read my poem πŸ™‚
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  25. I always love the message follow your heart and especially like your line “your heart isnt theirs to keep.” Very true.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Highly appreciate your kind remarks πŸ˜€
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  26. CC says:

    Inspirational, beautiful, lyrical….altogether lovely….especially that second stanza….absolutely breathtaking πŸ™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  27. claudia says:

    yep – it’s so important that we follow our dreams… sometimes it may be difficult – sometimes people will laugh at us – but that shouldn’t hold us back..

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Claudia,

      Absolutely, that’s the spirit πŸ™‚
      So glad you liked it!
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  28. Poppy says:

    Dreams, pure inspiration, are meant to be actualized, however difficult this may be.

    Lovely and lyrical.

    Poppy

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  29. There are always people out there who live to dash our dreams…so leave them behind and continue onward as if they aren’t there….love this!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  30. totomai says:

    Very true Sanaa. Because we are so concerned with what others think, we tend to not follow our dreams which is a very wrong mind set.

    Go and follow your heart. Hold your head up high as we reach for your dreams

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  31. Sanaa,

    I admire the desire and the advice in your poem..We should always try to follow our dreams, if possible and practical. At the very least, enjoy life along the way!!

    Eileen

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  32. Myrna says:

    Even if we get beaten by hard workers, dreamers must follow their dreams. Ultimately, it’s a more rewarding, fulfilling life.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  33. L. Moon says:

    people who follow their dreams are different and misunderstood.
    A lovely chorus threads through this poem, Sunaa

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  34. Brother Ollie says:

    Alas – Hush – an most excellent system for this piece.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  35. G L Meisner says:

    An excellent responce to the quote.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ Glad you liked it!
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  36. Enigma says:

    Terry Pratchett happens to be one of my favourite people of all. Beautifully penned! Loved the refrain.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  37. humbird says:

    Your poem sounds for me as a song with refrain, and my fav. line is ‘Our heart isn’t theirs to keep’ ~ follow your dream :)x

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  38. i love this! both the message and the rhythm created by the repetition. very effective.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  39. Sara McNulty says:

    Just lovely. Sounds like a lullaby.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  40. Susmit says:

    What a piece…that should be the mantra. Reminds me of ” pursuit of happiness” Beautifully penned!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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