Dream Poems

Dream Poems

Poems about Daring to Dream

There are two kinds of dreams. There are dreams that we have while asleep and dreams that we have while we are awake. What is the connection between the two types? Both kinds of dreams are about the yearnings that are held deep inside us. Some of these desires are so secret that we dare not share them even with our closest friends. Those of us that dare to put our dreams down on paper are showing the courage and faith that they will come true.

43 Poems about Dreams

  1. 1. Dreams

    Langston Hughes was an American poet who became famous for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He was the first African American to support himself as a writer. In this poem, Langston Hughes shares the importance of having dreams. Without dreams, our lives do not feel complete. We do not have anything to work toward, so holding onto the dreams strengthens and empowers us. In this short poem, he pulls the reader’s attention to this theme by using the repetition of the phrase, “Hold fast to dreams.” Dreams is written in Quatrains (4 line stanzas) and follows the ABCB rhyme scheme.

    Hold fast to dreams
    For if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird
    That cannot fly.

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    I so get it. Dreams are hope to a lot of us. I've heard it said that before you get it you have to dream it. I think when we stop dreaming we stop reaching, and when we stop reaching we stop...

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  3. 2. Harlem

    We all dream of what we want to experience in life, but what happens when those dreams are put on hold or ignored? That’s what Langston Hughes attempts to answer in this poem. None of the possibilities are positive, making the reader realize the importance of pursuing dreams. Langston Hughes was a key contributor during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He wrote many poems about what life was like for African Americans.

    What happens to a dream deferred?

    Does it dry up
    like a raisin in the sun?

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    A wonderful poem by Langston Hughes, some dreams drift off with the morning mist, others come through if one persists..... A dream differed is a dream put on hold until the time comes for...

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  5. 3. I Had A Dream

    Rhythmic poem suggesting hope in the area of racial relations. Seven stanzas relating different aspects of how this hope is seen and realized in a single person's dream. Personal experience has been that many wish for the same but there are also those who foster continual hatred among the races. This poem is for those who have held on to a measure of hope despite experiences that might lead them to become hopeless.

    I had a dream
    gathered up steam
    and then just kept right on rolling
    That black and white

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  6. 4. The Old Oak Tree

    • By Erica
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 2017

    Hello! I am a 13-year-old girl who has secretly been writing poetry since fourth grade. This one is about the old and beautiful oak tree that I sometimes go out to and lay beneath when I just can't sleep. A lot of times I have trouble falling asleep thinking about someone, so I lie and watch the stars from beneath the branches of the old oak tree and try to let go of myself. I hope you like "The Old Oak Tree."

    Sometimes at night I get up from my bed.
    I go outside and I lay down my head.

    On these cool fall nights, I lay in peace

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  7. 5. I Follow My Dreams

    • By Delilah
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2011

    I am a fifteen-year-old girl, and all I really want is to become a successful writer. I know that in order to reach this goal I've got to start now, so I wrote this poem to explain how much I want to be a writer and how much I'll put up with to get there. This is a dream I want, and I'm willing to work until I get it. I will oftentimes sit on my bed and write short stories or poems, hoping that it will improve my way of writing to a successful level. I'll keep working to get to my dream!

    I get laughed at,
    I get ignored,
    I often feel trapped,
    and I keep my thoughts stored.

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    Hello, It's a year late in response, and I apologize for that. I haven't checked on this poem for 5 years. I am 20 now...I gave up my love for writing. The world has beaten me down and...

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  8. 6. A Dream Within A Dream

    Poe is describing feelings of desperation and sadness at the passing of time, and comparing it to a dream. He wishes he could hold on to just a moment of his life. He questions if anything in life is real or is it all "but a dream within a dream?"

    "A Dream Within a Dream" by Edgar Allan Poe was first published in 1849.

    Take this kiss upon the brow!
    And, in parting from you now,
    Thus much let me avow —
    You are not wrong, who deem

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    Most of what we learn we learn from others. It is the moments we ourselves have to live and learn that we realize most of what we are taught or preached have been lies. We all have to live...

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  9. 7. Hope In A Dream

    • By Adalia Medina
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2019

    Hi. My poem is about a certain attitude or mindset you should have while going after your dreams.

    Hold onto your dream while mindful of time.
    Optimism required, let your light shine.
    Persistence prevails, while some may cast doubt.
    Expectation desired is what it's about.

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  10. 8. Dreams

    This poem was written for my son as he graduated from college and ventured out into the working world. I am so proud of him. He worked hard to get where he's at.

    You're the driver of your destiny,
    Passenger of none,
    In control and looking forward
    Of things that must be done.

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  11. 9. My Dream

    These are the dreams I always had. Every time I went to sleep. I was fascinated by them. They were so soothing dreams. Felt as if I rule the world in my dreams

    I dream of a church on a beach,
    Where all go to preach
    I think of that beautiful beach,
    Which I know is beyond my reach

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  12. 10. Peace To Me

    • By Esther Ayisire
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2015

    Growing up as a young black girl, even in this day and age, is hard. You easily get judged or criticized because of the colour of your skin. Or maybe because of your accent. It gets so bad that even people of a mature age, who should know better, end up calling us coloured children or insulting the type of hair we have.
    This poem isn't only for black people; it's for everyone and anyone. I hope this poem speaks to you as it did when I wrote it. Let us have a change of heart. God Bless!

    When I think of peace, I see myself in a world where I can truly be myself,
    Who I choose to be, where I can just let go and be comfortable with who I am

    A world with no hatred, racism, or pain

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    Preach preacher, preach. As an African American girl, I say this: We want peace! We want peace! We want peace!

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  13. 11. Dreams

    I have struggled in life. I was the most negative person I knew. I've turned my life around completely. I believe we should all follow our dreams and not give up, no matter how impossible we think it is.

    The smallest, most simple dream
    Is worth being achieved.
    The smallest grain of faith
    Is actually all it takes.

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  14. 12. I Wish To Be

    • By Zuleigha Z. Patel
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems November 18, 2021

    I wrote the first draft of this poem a while ago while feeling inspired to write about what it is I want of myself. I felt unsure of who I really was, and my worth was in question too. Now that I have read it again and done re-editing, I feel re-inspired, especially since I recently have been feeling all this uncertainty about myself and what I'm capable of. It has managed to bring things back into perspective. I also know that everyone has a different vision of themselves.

    The woman I wish to be
    She's flawless in her step
    And graceful in her actions
    She's unafraid of her abilities

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  15. 13. Dreambeast

    • By Mark Bird
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems September 17, 2021

    If you have a dream
    that won’t go away
    that gnaws at your toes
    with each waking day.

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    This poem has touched my heart and motivates me to chase my dreams. The overall impression gives in-depth insights about the writer's journey that sheer hard work and resolute nature will...

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  16. 14. Follow Your Heart

    • By Diksha Lohiya
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2013

    My message for youth is to follow your heart.

    I have my own dreams
    and my own desires.
    Something for which I'm keen,
    want to set the world on fire.

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    I can understand you. Most of the Indian parents are like that. I, too, have a huge dream on which I am working on. My three friends and I have a dream, so we are getting more perfect on our...

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  17. 15. American Dream

    • By Ophelia Flowers
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems April 2011

    I was watching a show with my dad about a man who cheated millions of dollars from people who thought they were making an investment. The man was spending the money on anything and everything. He had houses, cars, fancy clothes, and everything a person could ever want. Someone on the show jokingly said he was living the American dream. The sad truth is that to lots of people, the American dream is getting to have everything you want and get away with it.
    Ophelia Age: 15

    Living the American dream isn't always as it seems.
    Fancy cars, movie stars.
    Pain filled lives, filled with scars.
    "I've got it all. My life is good.

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    I feel like this isn't about how cruel America is, but rather about how we have lost our ways and that there is still hope for us so long as we seek for it through God.

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  18. 16. A Bed Of Clouds

    • By Ashley L. May
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2006

    A poem about the conflict between life and dreams

    I sleep in the clouds, dream in the sky.
    I'll keep dreaming as life passes me by.
    I think my dreams keep me sane.
    I dream of happiness, a life without pain.

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    Don't you worry! Every difficulty and bad time comes in your/your loved one's life for a reason. Have you ever been to a railway station? When you find out that the train is not on time, do...

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  19. 17. Dreams

    • By Darah S
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2017

    It was a necessity that I wrote this after an idea. I wanted dreams to be expressed at their full possibility, and I still don't do them justice. I have to admit, I'm proud. I'm younger, so this is really exciting for me. Writing is my life.

    Images of hope,
    Locked up fear you share,
    Love and desire,
    All in your head somewhere.

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    Beautiful poetry, dreams take one to places unseen, to where broken hearts are redeemed. What would we do without dreams, they're the movies that creep into our heads as we are fast asleep...

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  20. 18. Do Dare To Dream

    I wrote this for kids to inspire them to follow their dreams wholeheartedly.

    Do dare to dream your desired dream
    No matter how impossible it may seem

    Do not get deterred by what others say

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  21. 19. Dreams

    Dreams have the power to release imagination. I dream of the day all the world will be at peace.

    There's a place where I go that no one else knows,
    Where mysteries abound and excitement grows.
    A place out of reach of any man's hands,
    Safely secluded in a far away land

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  22. 20. Dream For Nightmare

    • By Shianne
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems February 2012

    This poem is about having a dream turned around, twisted so out of proportion that you no longer remember what the dream was, and in that moment, the dream is turned into a nightmare from so many people shattering your hopes and breaking your trust.

    Broken window shows each dream
    Shattered lie you can't redeem
    A wish upon a twisted heart
    Diamond lie that ripped apart

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    Yea, go ahead :) I wrote it to show the world, so let those lyrics fly :) good luck

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