From Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul IV

Live Your Dream

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

After birth, we all are hurled,

into an ever-changing world.

We live our lives, we learn to love,

and are granted dreams from up above.

But as we grow, we learn to see,

we’re living in reality.

With talent squandered, forgotten dreams,

the world’s a scary place, it seems.

For people don’t always learn to fly.

They lose their dreams, and let them die.

Their favorite things, what they do best

are lost, forgotten, laid to rest.

From this, we can all learn to keep

our treasures near, not buried deep.

Our fiercest loves, and great desires

are in our souls, our inner fires.

If you love music, learn to play.

Or if it’s art, then draw each day.

Whatever you have the dream to do,

once it’s found, keep it with you.

You’ll meet with failure and stop to cry,

but you can do it if you try.

For the world will look so much more bright,

if you just keep your dreams in sight.

Katie Hays

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