Owen Johnston

Rookie (October 2nd,1977 / Lake City, SC)

Of Dreams And Ambitions - Poem by Owen Johnston

From the day a soul
Is pulled from the Guff
To inhabit its 70-year hull,
Are its Dreams and Innocence not enough
To succeed,
And to heed
God's plan
For man?

Yet, do not the cares of the world
Eventually depress the soul
With their harsh conditions?
Into the void our innocence is hurled,
So our dreams we must hold on to,
And begin to form into ambitions.

In using our new-found experience,
Do we not realize our ambitions,
Formed from innocent dreams,
And once again realize innocence?

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 26, 2012

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