Adens Kamwi

Rookie (13 November 1991 / Katima Mulilo, Namibia)

An Awesome Book - Poem by Adens Kamwi

There are places in the world where people do not dream...
of rocket-powered unicorns
and candy cane machines
of magic watermelon boats
and musical baboons
or teeny tiny trumpet players
training pet racoons.
Yes there are places in the world where people dream up dreams

so simply un-fantastical and practical they seem...
to lose all possibility of thinking super things
of dancing wild animals
with diamond-coated wings.
Instead they dream of furniture
of buying a new hat
of owning matching silverware.

Could you imagine that?
Instead they lay awake at night wishing for a car
not one that runs on jellybeans...
but one that's reg-u-lar.
They dream of breakfast sandwiches.
They dream of telephones.
Sometimes they even dream of dreams that aren't even their own.
Yes there are places in the world where dreams are almost dead.

So please my child do keep in mind before you go to bed...
to dream a dream as big as big could ever dream to be
then dream a dream ten times as big
as that one dream you see.
Then once you've got that dream in mind please dream a million more
and not a million quiet dreams a million dreams that ROAR
a million dreams so loud they scream
so loud they sing and shout!

so super huge they say 'Hey world! Guess what I'm dreamin' bout'
'I'm dreaming about everything that no one thought to wonder
dreams so big that they've got dreams and they've got dreams up under! '
Please dream for those who've given up
for those who've never tried
please use your dreams to make new dreams
for all the dreams that died
cause you're the one whose dreams can be

whatever dreams you want
whose dreams can change the way things are
and the way that things are not
and if they say that all your dreams are too big to come true
you tell them that I told you...
'That's what dreams are meant to do! '
They're meant to make you seem as if you don't know up from down
because dreams are dreams and that's why dreams are worth having around!
So when you think your dreaming's done
just remember what I said
'Close your eyes my child and dream that perfect dream inside your head'

Comments about An Awesome Book by Adens Kamwi

  • (5/3/2011 7:45:00 PM)

    Dreams are what you make them to be
    Flighty things that may hover about or flee.
    Some are just a filament of imagination
    Others are built of mortar and stone by the ton

    For a dream is a dream

    It's your very own
    To be kept and seldom shown
    For others may laugh and criticize
    That your dream isn't just the right size

    But a dream is a dream

    And if you dream the best of dreams,
    You'll find that others (at least it seems)
    Will envy you for having been wisk away
    Into the magic land where Dreams are meant to stay.

    As a Dream is a Dream

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, January 30, 2012

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