Poem of the Week: Shifting Dreams

I’ve been feeling a bit restless lately, and I think it stems from the fact I’m on the hunt for a new job. My current job finishes at the end of July, so of course I’m eager to find something new.

But by something new, I mean something permanent. I’ve been working in contracts for the last five years and now I want to put down roots… find a place of my own and get the dream moving again. I know it’ll take time, but I suppose I’ve still been feeling eager for something to start.

When I feel restless I resort to reading or watching TV – especially if I can’t do anything about the reason I’m feeling restless. My go-to is always easy-going reads, magazines (The Simple Things), and I absolutely love Friends. It passes the time and keeps me occupied, even as I do whatever I can to move the dream forward – in this case, applying for jobs. 

Isn’t it stressful, you ask? Looking and applying for jobs? Yes. Yes it is. But there’s ways I can manage that stress. Ways that keep me focused and, well, less anxious. One of those ways is through poetry, and that leads very nicely into this week’s poem. It’s all about the wait for a dream to begin. The waiting game as it were. We all have dreams we want to bring to fruition, but while some may happen quickly, others do take time. 

So, without further ado, here is this week’s poem. I hope you like it.

Shifting Dreams

I can’t always take the waiting
Wondering how life will appear
Like the ripples on a lake
From a pebble tossed over the pier

It feels like sitting on a bench
Waiting for a train to stop
The lights flash and flicker around
And I can’t see the end of the drop

So these little dreams of mine,
Are sitting at the well
They slip and slide and flow
Upriver down the dell

Can I see the end in sight?
Can I tell if it will show
A glimpse, a glimmer is all I ask
But I fear I’ll never know

So I muse around inside my head
I take chances where I can
And hope that the dreams I have inside
Don’t shift away with the sand.

Kate @ Kandid Chronicles x


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