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Ashes of my dream

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Below is the poem entitled Ashes of my dream which was written by poet Bongani Zungu. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Ashes of my dream

Strings all over me
Pulling me backwards
Tying me down
Down the ashes of my dreams

My fear blazed like a wild fire
Their tongues scorched me like devouring wild fire
Their tongues had no positive utterance in my dream 
I could see my dream in ashes

Despite scorching heat of criticism
My dream never died 
In the ashes of my dreams I could see it striving
I could see a flicker of a flame surviving the dying fire 


One complement snatched me out of a blazing fire 
Like a helicopter, it flew me away from my fears 
Up in the sky my dream withered ashes like a tree tilt its old leaves
It was not just a ride but a revival of my dream


Like a surviving little piece of wood in ashes 
My dream is alive and has kept me fighting 
My dream is now a reality; you can do the same with yours 
Never let your dream perish in ashes of your dreams

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  1. Date: 12/19/2012 11:15:00 PM
    wow! you did a great job in this poem Bongani, I love the strong stanzas within, I'm going to fave this one :) thanks for stopping by to my page before :D - hug, yanny

    Zungu Avatar Bongani Zungu
    Date: 12/21/2012 7:16:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ngiyabonga(means thank you in Zulu). Thank you, Yanny
  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:32:00 AM
    Yes, you have to hang on and never let go of your dreams, very well done, blessings,Carl

    Zungu Avatar Bongani Zungu
    Date: 12/21/2012 7:14:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Carl. Thank you for your comment. *Incwasimende da poet, salute*