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When a Dream Dies

When a dreams dies, the world is not the same

You realize in an instant everything has changed

Tomorrow will be different

The plans will all be new

For the dream that you were chasing

No longer lives inside of you.

To know the race is over and you’ve been left behind

Is like a snowflake in the summer

Like a star that will not shine

It’s like crying in an ocean

When nobody else is near

Everything becomes a whisper

That no one else will hear.

It’s a moving toward acceptance

Of the things you cannot see

Of the things you cannot do

Of the thing that will not be

It happens to the best of us; we all must face the day

The dream we had for many years

Has simply gone away.

But in the shattered dreams

There are pieces we can find

To plant as seeds for future things

Until the end of time.

So when a dream is over

Another one will be,

For one dream dies and one is born

To give new life to me.

Copyright March 2006

Spf—Stephen Paul Funderburk

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