“Hold on to that Dream” by Dawn Pisturino          

To hold a dream in our hearts is a means of survival –
HOPE which buoys the human spirit
And comforts the troubled soul;
A mighty fortress in which to hide from daily cares;
Or a foothold when we stumble and fall.
You were my dream in difficult years:
A shining arrow pointing the way;
A golden sun rising in my line of vision;
And I held on to that dream
When I should have let go.
But some dreams are beautiful,
Perfect, and chaste;
And no amount of cruel living
Can taint their rainbow hues.
If I could reach the core of that dream,
And yet remain sane,
How much better would life be?

Copyright © 2022 Dawn Pisturino
All Rights Reserved

Dawn Pisturino is a retired nurse in Arizona whose publishing credits include poems, limericks, short stories, and articles. Her poetry has appeared in several anthologies, most recently in Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women and the 2023 Arizona Literary Magazine. A monthly contributor for Gobblers & Masticadores, she is a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Arizona Authors Association.

Featured Image: Thanks to Nick Fewings @jannerboy62 for making this photo available on Unsplash 🎁

Editor: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Amazon Best-Selling Author

Three-Penny Memories: A Poetic Memoir (EIF-Experiments in Fiction, 2022)

Pushcart Nominee, 2022

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  1. Hope is a mystery as we (humans) are the only ones who hold it dearly in our hearts because we know, we ultimately know, that we are not alone no matter where we are and no matter how terrible things may be. Beautifully written Dawn.

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    1. Thank you so much, Francisco!

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      1. Always my pleasure Dawn.

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    2. Meelosmom dice:

      Francisco, we eagerly await more submissions from you!

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      1. Thank you Barbara, I would like that very much.

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  2. Reblogueó esto en Dawn Pisturino's Blogy comentado:
    I want to thank Barbara Harris Leonhard and her staff at Masticadores USA for publishing my poem, «Hold on to that Dream.» It’s always a pleasure to create new poems for them. Please visit their site and explore all of the fine offerings. Thank you!

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    1. Meelosmom dice:

      Dawn, thank you so much for your ongoing contributions and collaborations! We enjoy your poetic voice!

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      1. Thank you so much!

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    2. Meelosmom dice:

      Thank you so much for sharing and growing our mutual communities!

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  3. jonicaggiano dice:

    Beautiful writing Dawn. What a pleasure to read you. Blessings 🦋🌹

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  4. Such a beautiful reminder, Dawn, hope is as essential as air and to hold a dream and work towards it, just that process rises us above the common depressions that attack our modern lifestyle…. To hold that dream against all odds and adversaries, is an act of self-love, noble and inspiring. Blessings to you and Congratulations on being published on Masticadores USA.

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    1. Thank you, Karima, it’s so good to hear from you!

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      1. My pleasure, it’s good to see your posts again..I had to re-follow you now..not sure why, but wasn’t getting any notices of your poems.

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      2. Yeah, WordPress seems to act up a lot. Thanks!

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  5. 13rrance dice:

    Thank you, the vibe is positive!

    Congratulation, happy to read you here!

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  6. Ingrid dice:

    It is important never to let go of these dreams!

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    1. Congratulations on your new collection of poems!

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      1. Ingrid dice:

        Thank you Dawn 😊

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  7. Love your dreamy poem Dawn and you are a living testament of dreams come true! 👏

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  8. Jeff Flesch dice:

    A wonderful poem, Dawn! Congratulations!

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