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Poetry Friday: Balcony Dreams by Mauwe

July 19th, 2019 (06:00 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Balcony Dreams by Mauwe

Can you tell me where
All the other dreamers go
Do they end up on the road, hitching rides
From the ones who say our head's up in the clouds
And we should come back down
But they can't hear the sounds of something bigger

Reaching in and I am reaching out
It's getting harder down here on the ground
But we all have to start somewhere

Yes, I know my chances
Yes, I heard you say
Might not go as planned but
I'll still go my way
Yes, I know my chances
Yes, I'm well aware
This might not go well but
I know I'm not scared

- lyrics from the song Balcony Dreams by Mauwe

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Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: July 19th, 2019 10:54 pm (UTC)
new dreams

I was just talking with a friend today about his son's dreams, different from what the family imagined, but he's on his way to work in Ireland! I'll send him this!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 20th, 2019 02:19 am (UTC)
RE: new dreams
books

Tell him I said hi and best wishes!

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: July 20th, 2019 12:38 am (UTC)
where

I love the question where do all the dreamers go?

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 20th, 2019 02:19 am (UTC)
RE: where
books

Me too!

Posted by: Molly Hogan (Molly Hogan)
Posted at: July 20th, 2019 10:55 am (UTC)

I've been thinking about dreams lately and about being active rather than passive. "We all have to start somewhere..." Sometimes I need that reminder! Thanks for sharing these lyrics.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 20th, 2019 02:15 pm (UTC)
books

Glad it provided that reminder, that positive nudge forward!

Posted by: Carol Varsalona (cvarsalona)
Posted at: July 20th, 2019 12:46 pm (UTC)
Comment

Balcony Dreams offer a pressing question on where do all the dreamers go and advice on not being scared. Thanks for the poem. Carol Varsalona

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 20th, 2019 02:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Comment
books

Thanks for the comment!

Posted by: cheriee weichel (cheriee weichel)
Posted at: July 21st, 2019 03:21 pm (UTC)

These lyrics remind me of that story of the grasshopper and the ants, and what Ann Patchett wrote in regards to her friend Lucy Grealy: that the grasshoppers are there to remind the ants that there is beauty in the world.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 21st, 2019 04:39 pm (UTC)

Interesting!

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