you are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. CS Lewis
Sometimes words can be said that land
in hurt-filled places and
fester into accusation
Words like ‘idealist’
Regardless of how they’re sent it’s
how they land.
don’t follow your dreams-chase them.
(chasing dreams is damn hard work)
I looked into history this morning and could see these words
that have landed in hurt-filled places
and festered into wounds.
Oozing and stinging for years red
inflamed making notice
their pain-filled presence all the day long.
But somewhere along the line I realized I don’t wince anymore
those oozing stinging word-wounds they are
healed scarred over smooth
to the eye
-to touch them reveals a mark-
a relief area where something was
I am a dream-chaser
I’ve caught those dreams. only
to turn my grinning face into the fold of their cloak left
dangling from my hand as they scurry ahead with a delighted giggle
enticing me to take off again
dream-chase them once more~