Friday, September 5, 2014

Following Dreams


We were meant to dream.
It´s in our nature.
To hope, to wonder if,
to pursue.
Our dreams give our lives meaning,
our reason to be,
and yet,
there is a price,
they are not given for free.

Often,
they require us
to risk all,
to leap
into the abyss of the unknown,
to risk failure
or defeat.

Woe to those
who lack the courage,
so many empty lives we see.

But,
would we ourselves
be here now
if none had dared to cross the sea?
Would we exist
to dream at all,
if none had gone before,
if none had died,
if none had tried,
if none had tried again?

And so we ask,
the giver of our dreams,
the creator of us all,
to help us in our pursuit,
to give us what we need,
to protect us
and give us the wisdom and courage
to learn
through our inevitable failures,
to never accept defeat,
to follow those dreams,
the will, the dreams
of our maker
through and of ourselves,
wherever
they might take us.


— Russell Rosander


An artist and poet living in the Costalegre of Mexico, Russell Rosander is also a co-founder of the Bar None Group. Russell hosts weekly readings and discussions on poetry, art, music and literature...but mostly poetry at Chynna's Backstage Bar in Barra de Navidad, Mexico. You can find more of Russell's writing at Russell Rosander Short Stories where Following Dreams first appeared.