Treasure Island

Maya Hanson (mye3 poet)

Dreaming Is Free

Sitting here
Standing on end
from the love by break of day
Watching the steps
Waiting for you
But then
isn't that what life is for

I'll hold my hope in
I'm not giving up yet
I'm too young
to be without a purpose
Dreaming is free
and don't deny it

Dreaming all day, all night
Can't you see I'm fading
It's exhausting yet exhilarating
longing after you
But then
isn't that what love is for

Waiting in your room
Sprinting across the sidewalk
Can't tell I'm turning crazy
The dreams
come too close
Blinding me to everything

It's killing me now
Wearing me down
Weakening my bravado
Tearing me through...

But at the same time
it's keeping me alive
Sharpening my edges
Keeping me on my toes
Raising my love and my hopes
again and again

Without dreaming
I'd be nothing
a shadow on the wall
Passersby lock up my cage
keeping me from breaking out
But won't you let me keep on singing
until I fall asleep
until the moon goes out
until my love fire dies

Dreaming is free
and don't you deny me
The wings of a dream
could liberate me
From this cage, the doubts
love could hold me up

But you can lock me in that cage
I don't care anymore
You can chain my hands and feet
to the floor
You can crush him before my eyes
But you can't keep me from singing
You can't keep this fire from burning
Dreaming is free

Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 25, 2013

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