I Can Dream

Sometimes life seems so hard
That I want to cry.
There are times that I feel
The parade has passed me by.
In the depths of the night
I wonder why I try.
Then I look up at the stars
And I know the reason why.

For I can dream can't I?
I can reach up to the sky
And as long as I can dream
I'll know what my life means.

I know life can bring such pain
There is so much misery.
I wish there was no hate
And love would set us free.
While the stars shine overhead
I let my wishes soar,
To grant my dreams of love
Both now and evermore.

For I can dream can't I?
I can reach up to the sky
And as long as I can dream
I'll know what my life means.

I wonder if my words
Will reach someone in need.
As I struggle to show my love
In both words and in deeds.
Will the music soar?
Will it help to ease
Another heart in pain?
Will it bring them peace.

For I can dream can't I?
I can reach up to the sky
And as long as I can dream
I'll know what my life means.

Even in my darkest hour
Deep in my heart I know,
If I will just believe
My dreams will live and grow.
If I just trust in me
My words will always flow.
And someday they will find
The hearts that need them so.

For I can dream can't I?
I can reach up to the sky
And as long as I can dream
I'll know what my life means.


Poem and art work by Michele Elaine Wilson 1998

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