New Year's Dream

For the successes that we have
Are as the land,
And all our hopes and plans
As trees and flowers,
But our failings are the droplets
Of the sea and rain
And all our fears and worries - 
Winds and storms.

And I am so adrift, so far, so floundering
Though there's most a lifetime learning how to swim,
Till I have thought me too far gone
Or that the raging sky and sea might never ease again
And it has seemed the waters ever more increase.

Yet now, I remember me, through all this struggle,
And how it didn't only make me weak
But also made me strong.
So, if I but seek to turn the inner tide,
Might not the seas themselves begin to calm?

There must be somewhere something to swim back to
A land worth trying for.
I might believe
I will be one day dancing on a shore.

And I must make myself certain, even as I swim,
This surging sea surrounding might be just a dream,
And I could wake, perhaps,
In a flurry of blanket, adrift no more.


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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Tue 23rd Feb 2021 22:50

Thank you for your comment Stephen, and I admit I am especially fond of this one myself too. Since they are all my children, friends, and many of them even my rescuers too then of course I can't pick favourites, but this is certainly a very significant one and I've been looking forward to posting it.

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Stephen Atkinson

Tue 23rd Feb 2021 20:22

Possibly my favourite poem of yours Aviva. Wonderfully constructed & beautifully written ?

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Aviva Rifka Bhandari

Tue 23rd Feb 2021 08:43

Good morning Hope Ray and thank you for commenting, ?

I agree with you that our failures and downfalls can be the route to whatever we achieve afterwards, in this dream-scape failures are the droplets of rain and hopes and plans are trees and flowers (which need some rain to grow).

Thank you also to those who have clicked 'Like' for this poem. ?

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Tue 23rd Feb 2021 01:55

If we look at the brighter side of life we will be happy but even our failures and downfalls had a strong role to play in helping us achieve many things in life.

Good morning world. Loved to read this poem Aviva.?

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