Monday, December 07, 2009

Dreams and Hope




Dreams and Hope

In a world so often crazy,
And fraught with so much strife,
My dream is that we learn respect,
And value human life.

I hope we teach our children,
To cherish this great earth,
We can show them by example,
Almost from their birth.

I dream of having peaceful days,
Without a single war,
When countries learn diplomacy,
And to negotiate much more.

My hopes are for a cancer cure,
For there to be enough to eat,
Of streets that have no violence,
Of relationships without deceit.

I dream that all can worship freely,
No matter what they believe,
And that every single child,
Is given the ability to achieve.

I pray that in my lifetime,
My hopes and dreams come true.
I will try to help them all along,
In everything I do.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) December 2009 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved. 



14 comments:

  1. Thanks a lot for sharing this poem!

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  2. Oh wish and pray for right beside you my friend, I wish I had your talent for poems, have you ever thought of publishing a book of them.....it would be a hit. ......:-) Hugs

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  3. You are a beautiful dreamer!

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  4. Carmen wonderful poem and your hopes and dreams are my hopes and dreams too.

    How clever of you to spot that I am my mother's favourite.

    xooxo

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  5. i hope your dreams come true in your lifetime!

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  6. Margie and Edna - glad you like my more serious
    effort!

    Renee - hope you had a joyful birthday celebration
    with your mom and, of course, you are your
    mother's special child!!

    jcollins224 - a dreamer, I am...probably more than
    I should be!

    Bernie, someday I hope to publish at least a
    small chapbook of 40 poems..if I hadn't
    lost my job, it would have already be
    accomplished!

    fullet - I keep working at these poems but
    I'll never achieve fame!

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  7. A beautiful poem and prayer, so apt for our times and for this time of the year,

    love and care, Michelle, xxx -Zebbycat is silently sleeping

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  8. I don't think this could have been said any better than you did it. I think this is what we all want.

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  9. Beautiful poem and with such caring words!

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  10. I know my dreams came true when I had my children, I truly felt true love, and I have tried to teach them that dreams can come true, I have taught them respect, affection, love, feel passionate about anything.

    Today I can see that most, not all , has been passed on to them, for the good. I am still helping them dream..

    your poems get better and better, LOve and season greetings dear one..
    Blessings to you and yours.. SMILES

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  11. Lofty dreams! You make me want to write some poems too.

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  12. Mickle in NZ - and Zebby cat...I am glad this
    poem pleased you!

    Ratty - thanks. Many people said "Dreams and
    Hope" echoed their thoughts!

    Icy BC - you always support my efforts at
    poetry!

    Inky - we have such a huge responsibility to
    teach our children the basic rules of life
    and to nurture them. They give so much
    back to us! Thanks for your constant
    encouragement!

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  13. Sharkbytes - I'd love to read your poems!

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