“Dream Warrior” by Penda Smith

“Dream warrior”

I held dreams in the palm of my hands,

That was too big to visualize,

Too big to fantasize,

Too big to memorize,

Realistic teachers told me to realize,

That I need to reasonably minimize,

Abandon overweight dreams on roadsides.


I refuse to abide.


I will grab ahold of dreams,

And ferociously defend them.

Using my pen,

As my only weapon.


I am warrior,

Fighting battles internally.

Giving up is never an option.


Allow me to enhance the clarity,

While annulling the disparity.

Dream of dreams,

Till you make `em a reality.


Martin Luther King to the dream,

Because I have one.

“I have a dream that one day,

My children will not be judged by the color of their skin,

But by the content of their character”

A dream that cost a life.

Yet the apparent changes worth the sacrifice.


I will hold on to dreams,

A little tighter.

I will inspire.

Giving up is never an option.

So when the bars of stereotypes arise,

I will rise higher.

Overcoming trials and tribulations,

While leading dreams and aspirations.

~ Penda Smith