Do dreams die?


Do dreams wither and die
as they go unrealized
do I?

was it yesterday
or years ago
when I

had a wish not so grand
to sing and dance
play too

when paint brush called out
my name, “come!”
I heard

never to reach and hold
the hand that sought
mine

piano keys black and white
their music unheard
silenced songs

I thought I had forever
not now I said
later

years went by as they do
my unspoken words
gone too

they did not wait for me
to arrive, they thought
I had died

This poem was inspired after reading Harlem by Langston Hughes. 

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One thought on “Do dreams die?

  1. “years went by as they do” This is so true. This is a thoughtful poem.

    But dreams have a way of sneaking back into life when there’s room for them. Mine surely have.

    Alice

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