A Dream That Died Poem by Juan Olivarez

A Dream That Died

Rating: 5.0

A dream just died,
Wasted away.
A long time it cried,
It hoped to stay.

A dream has flown,
On molting wings.
Though it had grown,
It no longer sings.

A dream now gone,
Will not return.
Not written in stone,
It crashed and burned.

12/9/10 Alton Texas

Kim Barney 03 September 2016

Great poem, Juan. Well expressed. Congrats on poem of the day!

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Kelly Kurt 03 September 2016

I think most of us have experienced this. Nicely written. Congrats on poem of the day

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Brew Jack 03 September 2016

A very good poem. I enjoyed it.

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Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal 02 September 2016

Nice poem.. really loved...10 born and survive...Born and survive Otherwise, it is natural birth and death And we are born to take breathe and survive

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Smoky Hoss 22 December 2010

Wow Juan, I can honestly feel the angst in this, you've sent one to the soul! Great stuff.

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Juan Olivarez 30 March 2019

Thank you for the honor. Abortion is a horrible thing.

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Bri Edwards 26 October 2017

i do believe you DID mean On molting** wings! ** In biology, moulting (British English) , or molting (American English) , also known as sloughing, shedding, or in many invertebrates, ecdysis, is the manner in which an animal routinely casts off a part of its body (often, but not always, an outer layer or covering) , either at specific times of the year, or at specific... Of course the dream crashed! ! ! ! silly dream! yes, if it were 'written in stone' (a strong stone) it may have survived. this is a nice, short, thought-provoking poem, 'young man'. to MyPoemList. favorite lines: Not written in stone, It crashed and burned. bri ;)

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Anil Kumar Panda 03 September 2016

Wish your sweet dreams come out real and make you happy. The poem ends in a sad note. It is very nice. Deserves to be poem of the day. Congrats.

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Savita Tyagi 03 September 2016

Sad but beautiful poem. Congratulations for a well deserved place.

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M Asim Nehal 03 September 2016

So sad but a nice poem and well deserved honours as POTD..Congrats.

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