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Poetry Pleases: Dream

...Dreaming a different dream is hard,
A dream with eyes wide open, a dream
That makes blood within to boil with renewed passion,
A dream that weaves music like a butterfly's wings,...

Poet Masimba Biriwasha's words give visibilty to the deepest human desires and feelings.

Dreaming a different dream is hard,
A dream with eyes wide open, a dream
That makes blood within to boil with renewed passion,
A dream that weaves music like a butterfly's wings,
Fluttering and swinging against the sun
Filled with a hope of an unfolded morrow, a dream
That fills the Soul

It hurts to dream a different dream again,
To not expand the desire to become what they say you cannot become
Because of history and geography, as if dreams
Are only made in one corner of the Earth.

It hurts to discover a new dream, to clutch
To feel it, to dance with it, to ponder upon it
Like a lover's letter;
to dream and let go again and again.
It pains to forget the dream that filled your Soul with much vigour,
to squash it in your mind's eye,
to starve it of faith and hope of things unseen,
to ignore it, to dump it, to kill it.

I say, I can't do it.
This dream, born within my loins. This dream that I fed everyday, I can't do it.
I will fight until it glows like a flame-lily in the dark.
I will make it float - truly and conscientiously - like the Sun.
I will make it survive the hot and dark nights of passion

Until the rhythm of our bonding is heard across the seas.
I will hold onto the dream, because the ancestors bore it within me for a reason
That I shall find only if I hold on to the dream.

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