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    The dreams that came so slowly once
    Now freely raced about
    Inside my mind they spun and danced,
    All trying to break out

    Their whispers turned to shouts and screams;
    I tried to calm them down
    The more I tried, the more they fought
    For here they'd not abound

    I thought that I was helping them
    By causing them to wait
    But they were ready long ago;
    Already they felt late

    At once I saw what I had done;
    It came so clear to me
    Held in so long, they'd wait no more—
    No longer only dreams

    I let them smash the barrier
    That my mind had become
    At their release, they leapt for joy
    And their light struck me dumb

    Before so loud; all silent now
    I scarce could take it in
    They moved too fast for sight or sound
    I thought back with chagrin

    Imagining where I would be
    If I'd not held them down—
    I snapped back to my present cares;
    A smile replaced my frown

    For now my dreams were all alive,
    Preparing to take flight
    They took me by the hand and then
    Brought me up to the light

  • #2
    A well-shared poem with a thoughtful ending. joy

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