Life happens and seldom is it what we had dreamed about but we learn to roll with the peaks and troughs. Desperate for that perfect partner whom we pin so many hopes and dreams on. Expecting them to fulfil our every desire is a task that few can live up too.

Hankering for that perfect home and family. Seeking a purposeful position in a supportive workplace, material wealth, close friendships, good health, credentials and kudos … denying those dreams maybe unrealistic.

Yet once we lose the ability to dream a vital part of our self is lost. Such a loss impacts our hopes and optimism. Being a realist doesn’t mean erasing all aspirations. So if you are a dreamer, come in … tone down those expectations, live within our means, nurture those around us, enjoy more device free time, explore nature and dream on!

d’Verse, 144 word prosery, Lillian 
include “If you are a dreamer, come in” from Shel Silverstein’s poem, Invitation


  1. I love the poem above and have often repeated the lines to myself.( Langston Hughes.) We can search the world over, but if we give up on our dreams, what do we have? The dreams within our hearts belong to us and I believe that God nurtures them and wants us to be happy. The thing is, a dream is a very personal pursuit and varies from person to person. The only way a dream ever comes true is by being true to yourself. It is not important if others do not understand your dreamer self; it is only important that you follow your own heart.

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  2. Yes, you’re so right, SweetKate! We MUST keep exercising our ability to dream! Love your poem! 🙂

    “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale

    Another fave quote of mine comes from a character in a movie…the school principal tells a little girl’s uncle, “Your niece is a twiddler, a dreamer, a silly heart and she is a jabberbox.”
    Defending his niece the uncle responds, “I don’t want to know a six-year-old who isn’t a dreamer or a silly heart.” 🙂
    At my well-seasoned age I am STILL a dreamer and a silly heart. And, okay…a jabberbox, too! 😉 😀
    (((HUGS))) ❤

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  3. “Hold fast to dreams
    For if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird
    That cannot fly.
    Hold fast to dreams
    For when dreams go
    Life is a barren field
    Frozen with snow.” – Langston Hughes

    I had this embroidered on a shirt in HS. My feeling is that the only difference between a dream and a goal is the existence of a plan! I’m all about planning!

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  4. Yes , Kate,the dreams are needed , they give us objectives for our life but with our potential no more.
    Love ❤

    About the shelter , I have the same in my garden but slightly better . it is the realm of spiders and mice ! 🙂

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  5. Love this share of wisdom. We can dream within reason and all dreams do not have to be materialistic. There is so much more to experience and discover.

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  6. Nice response to the prompt! “we learn to roll with the peaks and troughs” I especially like this line…..the use of the word “troughs” is unexpected and really so much more effective than the simple stereotypical peaks and valleys.

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  7. I promise you that there’s nothing worth more than good health!

    Just as our consciousness came from a dream, we learn what is real and true in our worlds, lost many times in words. At this point, that looks great to my eyes. It even has a fence, an essential quality for me. Yours might sore/soar for more. You make your house, after all, by living in it.

    It would have a very vicious yet loyal dog within its borders. That’s better than a security system, anyway. It barks and bites.


    • yes, those of us with health really don’t appreciate how truly precious that is! Worth more than a mountain of gold

      very constructive ideas, thanks!


  8. Well written Kate, ultimately the only thing which is really your own, is your dreams. 😊


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