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Brandyn Sand
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The heart holds dreams forever it seems,
To have only a few come true.
And most of these happen because of reaction
To that which we say and do.

It’s hard to conceive that many believe
We needn’t fight to gain what is dear.
How quickly it seems we let go of our dreams
While clinging so tight to our fears.

Excuses we make and risks we don’t take,
Sometimes thinking our paths are “paved.”
But in truth we are smitten, our histories written,
By the choices that we’ve made.

When the time comes and our “dream” is undone
On the eve of our dismay,
There is only regret when we pause to reflect
That we allowed it to slip away.


© Brandyn Sand 1/99





 
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Butterflies_dont_cry
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1 posted 04-29-2000 10:13 AM       View Profile for Butterflies_dont_cry   Email Butterflies_dont_cry   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Butterflies_dont_cry

Brandyn* This is magnificent.  It's a hard pill to swallow once we realize that it's not cruel fate or just bad luck that keeps us from our dreams but WE who keep us from reaching. You said it perfectly.

 Hold me for yesterday
Kiss me for tomorrow
But love me for today.

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2 posted 04-29-2000 10:59 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Brandyn, this is a wonderful poem. I know a lot about letting dreams slip away... great job.

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
Denise
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3 posted 04-29-2000 01:00 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very wise words, Brandyn, woven beautifully into this wonderful poem!

Denise
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 04-29-2000 02:20 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Brandyn,
Good thoughts, good words, good poem.
Jeffrey Carter
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5 posted 04-29-2000 02:48 PM       View Profile for Jeffrey Carter   Email Jeffrey Carter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jeffrey Carter

Great poem man. Very wise words indeed.
All my love,
Jeffrey

 I lie awake in a world filled with dreams,
but dreams can be so real when you don't know you're asleep
Marge Tindal
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6 posted 04-29-2000 03:06 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Brandyn~

I really liked this poem.
I enjoyed the rhyme scheme.
It made for a wonderful read aloud.
Thanks for sharing.
~*Marge*~


 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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7 posted 04-29-2000 04:49 PM       View Profile for pen of passion   Email pen of passion   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for pen of passion

Relished the rhythm.  And I believe we do create our lives.  So I am thinking that creative owl, which flies all around this forum, has one big, beautiful life.  Mind Control?  Please tell me?
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8 posted 04-29-2000 05:14 PM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster

~Brandyn

You write with such a high level of poetic insight, my friend!! You have an awesome ability! This held such amazing truth...and you are so right, our only regret in life is when we allow our dreams to escape. Simply wonderful.

take care,
amy  

 ~Live today as though it were your last but prepare for tomorrow as though it were here~
Cerenity
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9 posted 04-30-2000 03:14 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Hi Brandyn Sand,

This is so true, and sometimes I do regret waiting for something to happen, but I do try and learn from it. This is a keeper, thank you for sharing this and I have not seen you here before so welcome to passions.

Cerenity
Martie
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Wonderful poem, Brandon...I hope to see more of your work!
A.C.Turner
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11 posted 04-30-2000 10:27 PM       View Profile for A.C.Turner   Email A.C.Turner   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for A.C.Turner

You hold the magic of wisdom portrayed through the beauty of poetry. Peace to you. ACT.
Irish Rose
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12 posted 04-30-2000 10:49 PM       View Profile for Irish Rose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irish Rose

I normally don't give two hoots and a holler for meter and rhymn (don't spread it around!) I look for the real expression, well this is fantastic on any grade!! It is wonderful, moving, flowing, and gives a whallop through every line. It is perfect just the way it is and tells it movingly.




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awesome!
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