Tom Maxwell

Dreams & Plans

When you want, something new in your life,
You must be open, to change,
You can't' just rely on others,
To follow, and rearrange.

If your always on the hunt,
Trying to be first, at the firing line,
It's easy to lose track, of your goals,
Dreams & plans, over time.

There are certain, moments,
We have to, change & act our age,
We can not return, to our childhood days,
A part of our life, we have planet earth, as our stage,

Never sell out your soul,
For the excitement, of one day,
There are times, we must say no,
Be proud of ourselves, smile and walk away.





Tom Maxwell ©
2/28/2020 AD
6: 15 AM

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams, life

Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 10, 2020

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (10/17/2020 11:37:00 PM)

    I commented on this poem and rated it 5***** just a week earlier. Today I write here to congratulate the poet for the well deserved honor of having his poem selected as the 'Member Poem of the Day'!
    Well done, dear poet Tom Maxwell!

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (10/17/2020 11:32:00 PM)

    When you want, something new in your life,
    You must be open, to change,
    ...Never sell out your soul, .........superb philosophical writings; yeah; in this life need to change inside and outside but always bad into good; for this changing no need to sell the self existence; self conscience, self knowledge, self experience; this is life; varieties colors there are; just need to dye with every color by righteously fixing the own existence; congrats for being selected this poem as POD....5****

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (10/17/2020 8:28:00 PM)

    Never sell out your soul,
    For the excitement, of one day,
    There are times, we must say no,
    Be proud of ourselves, smile and walk away.

    - - - -A great poem! There are many facts of life we have to follow according to our age.We should never sacrifice our dignity for the sake of name or fame.

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  • Dennis SpilchukDennis Spilchuk (10/17/2020 2:29:00 PM)

    Insightful and a pleasure to read.

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (10/17/2020 12:57:00 PM)

    Nice poem..so lovely message.
    Thanks for sharing the poem.

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  • Kim BarneyKim Barney (10/17/2020 12:43:00 PM)

    Tom,
    congratulations on member poem of the day!
    Great finish with those last two lines!

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (10/17/2020 12:16:00 PM)

    FOCUS! ! !
    Never sell out your soul!
    Never give up on your Dreams.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Deluke MuwanigwaDeluke Muwanigwa (10/17/2020 11:01:00 AM)

    Good poem. To err is human. Very sound advice

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  • L Milton Hankins (10/17/2020 10:06:00 AM)

    Congratulations, Tom. This is a very good poem. I particularly like the line " Be proud of ourselves, smile and walk away" at the very end. It is very encouraging to me. I always enjoy your work, so keep sharing!

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  • Parameswaran Nair Damodaran NairParameswaran Nair Damodaran Nair (10/17/2020 7:35:00 AM)

    Never sell out your soul,
    For the excitement, of one day,
    There are times, we must say no,
    Be proud of ourselves, smile and walk away.

    Marvellous and meaningful. Congrats

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  • Varsha MVarsha M (10/17/2020 7:26:00 AM)

    This is really true sir. There should be balance of all and enjoyment of every thing just in measure. Thank-you for sharing.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (10/17/2020 2:59:00 AM)

    A well composed poem of the day.
    Truly superb. Congrats on your featured
    piece.....5 stars*****

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (10/10/2020 7:50:00 PM)

    An insightful write.
    A great message so true.
    Liked the ultimate stanza.

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (10/10/2020 8:06:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem, very inspiring, the last stanza particularly!
    Yes, we must have dreams in our life, and we must plan deliberately to achieve those dreams.
    'There are certain, moments,
    We have to, change & act our age,
    We can not return, to our childhood days,
    A part of our life, we have planet earth, as our stage - an excellent concept.
    The poem gets maximum from me,5*****.

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  • East Sea Fairy East Sea Fairy (10/10/2020 6:47:00 AM)

    " Never sell out your soul,
    For the excitement, of one day,
    There are times, we must say no,
    Be proud of ourselves, smile and walk away." well crafted words of wisdom.

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