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“Hold on to that Dream” by Dawn Pisturino          

on January 25, 2023

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!

MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

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…

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52 responses to ““Hold on to that Dream” by Dawn Pisturino          

  1. Phil says:

    Congratulations, dear Dawn! It’s an honor to have another fine work published ~ you rock, my friend! 🤗

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  2. Destiny says:

    Definitely… Some dreams are worth holding on to… If only we could find a way to do so… Beautifully expressed thoughts Dawn… 🤍

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  3. aparna12 says:

    Wow! It’s an awesome, very beautiful poem. ❤❤😊😊😊

    Liked by 1 person

  4. kvbclarke says:

    I love this poem. It holds many truths! A mighty fortress–being one!
    I would love to post this poem on my Facebook page-attributed of course. But I would only do it if you would give me permission?

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  5. Brilliant and beautiful!

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  6. utahan15 says:

    feel is aint real
    no big deal
    melt snow
    too cold
    not bold
    dig the cement
    and indent
    outta rear

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  8. Blanca says:

    Congratulations on the publishing! It’s a really beautiful poem.

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  9. markbierman says:

    Excellent poem, Dawn! I can see why it was published.

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  10. Congratulations on the publication of this beautiful poem Dawn. Your words are truly a call to self-evaluation…when to hold on to dreams and when to let go. Beautifully composed my dear friend! 👏🏼🥰👏🏼

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  11. elvira797mx says:

    Wow! Congratulations Dawn! Amazing poem!
    Thank’s for share your art.
    Have a great day!

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  12. Lazarus says:

    A poem that is exactly my experience.
    Love it!

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  13. Congratulations on a wonderful poem that inspires Dawn. I’ll head there soon!!!! 💞

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  14. Congratulations, dear Dawn!!

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Robert J Jr. says:

    Dawn, continue to be the the creative voice my need to hear! Thank you for words not falling on deaf ears and stone hearts!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Congratulations on attaining this feat. Well Done.

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Jeff Flesch says:

    Excellent! Congratulations, Dawn!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Pooja G says:

    Congratulations on getting published and loved the poem!

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  20. Hope is the mother of fools. But every mother must be loved and never die.

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  21. Belladonna says:

    Beautiful! Congratulations Dawn!!!

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