Scope of Dreams

Written for:  Friday Writings #33:  Daring to Dream

"Hello, dear wordsmiths. What are your dreams, in these – er – interesting times? Are they big or small, personal or planetary? All of the above?"

"What does my cat dream of, I wonder, when she makes little noises in her sleep, or her paws twitch? Are her dreams large or small to her?"

"If you'd like a prompt this week, please respond, in any way that takes your fancy, to the phrase 'Dream big'."

Dare I dream 
of beach vacations,
cooling in sea salt spray
or visiting friends
I yearn to see–
an overdue elation.

Smaller dreams
are simpler to imagine
as my life has changed
in unexpected ways.
Big dreams are re-examined.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Scope of Dreams

  1. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    In that famous line from “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” …”any dream will do.” Dream big, dream small, but dream—and never stop dreaming!


  2. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    Sleep dreams or life dreams? I’m not so much looking for the epic life dreams anymore but enjoy them when I’m asleep.


  3. Helen says:

    You took the prompt to a place totally relatable … well done, Ms. Sara, well done.


  4. Joel says:

    It’s good to have dreams, big or small. I like how you expressed that your life changed but left us hanging on the details.


  5. Cressida says:

    Life changes change everything as you well know ( so do I )….little dreams and little things to look forward to are as good as big ones…..essential to keep afloat… Enjoyed this poem


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