I wonder if animals have dreams. Not the dream of a sleeper, but the kind of dreams that aspire for what seems like a better life. Do the deer want a better forest, the panther a more lush forest? As humans, we are always striving to be more than what we currently are. This ambition is what had made the conveniences we enjoy today. It not only includes life luxuries. This striving also involves making the world a more clean and fair place. To dream of a certain life is to be starved of it for we only dream of that which we don’t have. But what hasn’t happened today can happen tomorrow. Life coach, Rosemary Nonny Knight would say, “Your vision is your permission”. Meaning, if an idea comes to you, then you are equipped with everything you need to make it a reality. Here are two poems by the wonderful poet Langston Huges. I hope these poems remind you to keep dreaming and to always envision the best outcomes for yourself.

Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore – And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

The Dream Keeper by Langston Hughes

Bring me all of your dreams, You dreamers

Bring me all of your Heart melodies

That I may wrap them

In a blue cloud-cloth

Away from the too-rough fingers

Of the world.


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