MLK Day

How to Dream

A dream is nothing special, just a thought inside your head,
that is either filled with fervor or with hopelessness instead,
The fervor can inspire, while the hopelessness can kill,
You need more than desire, more than aptitude or will.

But if you find a passion and with passion find a spark,
your dream can catch on fire and then flare up in the dark.
Not satisfied to simmer hiding deep within your soul,
It yearns to become partnered with direction and a goal.

With little more than warmth and drive, the flame will start to spread,
and grow to something bigger than what once fit in your head.
A dream like that’s contagious, and will light the nearest match
because passion is the sickness that is easiest to catch.

One match will light another and that match will do the same,
Uniting one another with the ardor of the flame.
No longer small and wavering, the dream is full of might,
Bolstered by the hundreds that illuminate the night.

The fire won’t stop growing and it cannot be ignored,
It is fiercer than a lion and is sharper than a sword.
A force as strong as nature needed just to be unfurled,
And what started out as nothing can go and change the world.

Dreams unexpressed are silent, but with action start a roar,
All you need is passion and the courage to endure.
Change has to start with someone and that someone could be you.
And someday you can say that you had a dream once, too.

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