Juan Olivarez

Silver Star - 3,895 Points (september 12 / nyssa oregon)

A Dream That Died - Poem by Juan Olivarez

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

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  • Bri Edwards (10/26/2017 10:06:00 PM)


    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 (9/3/2016 10:38:00 PM)


    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. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (9/3/2016 8:40:00 PM)


    Sad but beautiful poem. Congratulations for a well deserved place. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/3/2016 2:40:00 PM)


    So sad but a nice poem and well deserved honours as POTD..Congrats. (Report) Reply

  • (9/3/2016 12:30:00 PM)


    I feel the pain of disappointment when someone wants something so badly but it is out of reach..nice poem..congratulations.. a ten.. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (9/3/2016 11:17:00 AM)


    Congratulations Juan on the poem's selection for the day. I can relate to the sadness and disappointment of losing a dream, you have captured the agony of a dream crashing and burning like a part of our souls dies too!
    Beautiful write Juan!
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  • (9/3/2016 11:15:00 AM)


    Transforming a dream into reality is a gigantic task and most of the times the helpless dreamer has to witness his dream being washed away.
    Heartiest Congrats on the Poem of the Day for this beautifully conceived poem.
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  • Brenda Jensen (9/3/2016 10:48:00 AM)


    i'm feeling this very way today..

    this poem really moved me..
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  • Rajnish Manga (9/3/2016 10:01:00 AM)


    Congratulations on the poem's selection for the Day. Though, a very small number of dreams live to see the light of the day, the poem has nicely portrayed the death of a dream. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (9/3/2016 9:20:00 AM)


    such a hard thing to watch a dream die. congrats (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (9/3/2016 2:22:00 AM)


    Great poem, Juan. Well expressed. Congrats on poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/3/2016 1:52:00 AM)


    Wasted away! ! Life is like that at times. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/3/2016 1:03:00 AM)


    I think most of us have experienced this. Nicely written.
    Congrats on poem of the day
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  • (9/3/2016 12:33:00 AM)


    A very good poem. I enjoyed it. (Report) Reply

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (9/2/2016 6:01:00 PM)


    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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  • (12/22/2010 8:06:00 PM)


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

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 9, 2010



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