inspirational poems for kids

if i can dream - elvis presley

Dreambeast says:

Draw a picture of your Dreambeast fighting a dream-bruiser, a wish-batterer and a hope-splatterer. Who might these three represent on your journey to achieving your dream?





If you have a dream

That won’t go away

That gnaws at your toes

With each waking day


That sings beneath notes

And swirls between stars

From lines in great books

It thrashes and gnarls


From cinema screens

It leaps along light

And twists your insides

And stalks you at night


Then give it attention

Tame that wild dream

It’s there for a reason

Yet to be seen


A beast of the future

Only you own

Don't let it escape

Into the unknown


Train it with care

And boost its esteem

Spotlight it brightly

So it can be seen


Or dreams can turn nasty

Tire and groan

Diminishing creatures

If left all alone


The beast never dies

Just shrinks and goes cold

A lone, solemn dream

Growing weary and old


So feed it with strength

Believe that it’s real

Nurture with love

And trust how it feels


Fight the dream-bruisers

Wish-batterers too

And splatterers of hope

Who'll be waiting for you


Feel the roar rumble

Hear every shout

It’s your beast of a dream

Dying to get out


©2009 Mark Bird

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