What Is A Dream?

A dream is an idea of how something should be, 

Regardless if it comes to fruition. 

A visionary is a dreamer that actually does it,

A realist is a dreamer that acts on results

Of a feasibility study, not a spell from a cult,

And many dreamers are talkers, not doers.

Fantasies are things the fantasizer creates 

With his or her imagination,

With awareness that it is a fantasy,

Not a reality, and when people get lost 

In their fantasies,

Delusions are usually the cost.




© 2013

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Hi Nightlight,

Always when I hear or read the word of fantacy ie. 'Dream', I remember the song 'An American Dream' which goes like this:

Hi, Hi American Dream; where you can travel through without any means; when it's as easy as closing your eyes....! (That's the song)  

In your poem you have very clearly defined the words ''Dream', 'Dreamer' and 'a realist'. The ending as you say is quite right as delusion is the cost that someone needs to pay when he is lost.


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Always a pleasure to read

Always a pleasure to read your words, Thank you, Ben!!

...and he asked her, "do you write poetry? Because I feel as if I am the ink that flows from your quill."

"No", she replied, "but I have experienced it. "