Tuesday, June 7, 2016

(New poem!) Don't Treat Your Dreams Like Movie Previews

You know how when you're at the movies
And the previews come on
Out of the two or three you watch
Sometimes there is one
That makes you say
Perhaps even aloud
To your companion
"Ooh, that looks good!"
And your friend replies
"Yeah, I want to see that one!"
 Or maybe
Being single and fabulous
You're watching alone
And you tell yourself
You'll someday see that movie
But you never do
And years go by and you've completely
Until one day you see it
On The YouTubes
Or someplace else
Just a snippet
And you think, "Huh."
"I remember I wanted to see that movie."
So, you know how you do that sometimes?
With movie previews?
What does that remind you of?
Does that remind you of yourself?
Your dreams?
Some goals you had?
Small, like being more crafty?
Making cute things you made
when you were a teen?
Or when you were in your early 20s?
But you're not doing those things.
Because you're so busy and tired and
dealing with gobs of responsibilities.
Maybe you're slowly becoming embittered
Because of the things you never did.
You can always pick up from there
Don't treat your dreams like movie previews.
You can't see a movie
Until you make plans to see a movie
And if it's a preview
You gotta write it down
And put it in your datebook
To be reminded when the time comes
To look it up
And effin' do it.
Same with your dreams.
You can't have your dreams come true
Unless you break them up into goals
Totally doable goals
With dates
Actual deadlines
In a book
An actual datebook
Or electronic planner
Or whatever the kids are using
These days
It isn't that magic doesn't happen
Or that you must always be "efforting"
Straining, or working hard.
No. You can do a lot of blissful allowing
But that comes most
When you've done more than dream
Your dreams must be split up
Into goals
So that you are now seeing the movies
You've seen previews of months prior
And that you are now living the dream
You've planned for.

Make yourself a beautiful day!

Cassendre Xavier

(aka Amethyste Rah, aka Amrita Waterfalls, aka Endowed Goddess)

"renaissance negresse"

Music: http://cdbaby.com/all/cassendre

Guided Meditations: http://cassendrexavier.bandcamp.com

Writing: http://tinyurl.com/CXWisdom, http://cassendrexavier.blogspot.com , http://AmritaWaterfalls.blogspot.com

$15,000 Leeway Transformation Award-Winning Community Cultural Arts Organizer

Founder & Executive Director of the Black Women's Arts Festival (Est. 2003) and the Women's Writing & Spoken Word Series (Est. 2002).

Official website: http://cassendrexavier.com

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