In life’s bleakest moments,
We cling to dreams like vines to a tree.
Reaching, grasping, holding on tight,
Desperate for some semblance of hope!
Dreams comfort, when we need assurance!
As difficult as things are in the present,
The future holds promise if we can dream!
Dreams inspire conviction and confidence
In ourselves and in the world around us;
Motivating the spirit like nothing else can.
Where would some of us be
If all we had was here and now?
How many of us would survive
If we never dared to dream!
Those who dream are the fortunates,
For they are not burdened
With the weight of a heavy heart!
In dreams, the hideous reality of what is,
Becomes the prospect of what could be!
Dreams are well worth holding onto,
For in a world that is spinning way too fast,
They are lifelines for the soul!
© Annabel Sheila