Broken Dreams

Kurt James of Midnight Wind Photography

Broken Dreams -From that first moment in time that we can form our own thoughts – we start to dream of better things for our future. Living life to the fullest is all about the quest to follow our hearts desires and dreams of what will be.

Some of us in this human condition only think that our lives are accomplished if we set out and achieve whatever dreams you have dangled in front of yourself like the proverbial “carrot on a stick.”

The truth of the matter is that more likely than not you will fall short of achieving that much sought after dream. For whatever reason – be it your fault or simply fate we fall short of completing and achieving them – and your dream becomes shattered and broken.

I would like to suggest to you – the reader – that dreams are made to be broken. Living life to the end of our existence is not about achieving those dreams. If you do, the world is yours, but if you don’t the world still is yours. The key is not the end result of those dreams, but the quest and everything in between is what life is all about. So when a dream becomes broken – do not despair – find another and dream again.

Kurt James of Midnight Wind Photography

“Broken Dreams”
Down through my life cemented in my past,
Broken dreams scattered, pieces of shattered glass.

Some dreams were never truly meant to be,
Some broken dreams were meant to set me free.

Cannot break me, a lifetime of broken dreams,
I am willing and stronger than most or so it seems.

From my past – broken dreams that cannot break me,
Not jaded, and daring to dream again is the key.

My broken dreams are not the end of the road,
For another dream comes along – waiting to be saddled and rode.

Broken dreams can mean life has a new direction,
For a new acquired dream for my reflection.
By Kurt James

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Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt James naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt James has become one of Colorado's prominent nature photographer's through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for Hubpages and Creative Exiles with the article's focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L'amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt's natural ability as a story teller. Kurt James "Rocky Mountain" historical fiction series of 3 books that provide western adventure of the early days of the Rocky Mountain frontier and his newly released "Thoughts and Poetry of a Wandering Man" - the (Uniquely Colorado edition) are available in print and download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is currently working on his 4th historical fiction novel "The Keegan Trail" which is set for release in December 2017.
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Kurt James

Kurt James was born and raised in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. With family roots in western Kansas and having lived in South Dakota for 20 years Kurt James naturally had become an old western and nature enthusiast. Over the years Kurt James has become one of Colorado's prominent nature photographer's through his brand name of Midnight Wind Photography. His poetry has been featured in the Denver Post, PM Magazine and on 9NEWS in Denver, Colorado. Kurt is also a feature writer for Hubpages and Creative Exiles with the article's focused on Colorado history, ghost towns, outlaws, and poetry. Inspired at a young age by writers such as Jack London, Louis L'amour and Max Brand have formed Kurt's natural ability as a story teller. Kurt James "Rocky Mountain" historical fiction series of 3 books that provide western adventure of the early days of the Rocky Mountain frontier and his newly released "Thoughts and Poetry of a Wandering Man" - the (Uniquely Colorado edition) are available in print and download on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads and other fine bookstores. And a few shady bookstores as well. Kurt is currently working on his 4th historical fiction novel "The Keegan Trail" which is set for release in December 2017.

13 thoughts on “Broken Dreams

  • August 5, 2017 at 9:07 PM
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    Nicely penned and so true Kurt, its always the journey that defines who we are, never the destination. Dreams can be our motivation but its their experience in movement that gives us happiness and contentment. Cheers!

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    • August 5, 2017 at 9:13 PM
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      Thanks for stopping by Tony, you are always welcomed at my table or campfire…

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  • August 5, 2017 at 9:15 PM
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    I agree with Tony. It is the journey that defines who we are. Very nice work on this life lesson verse, Kurt.

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    • August 5, 2017 at 9:28 PM
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      As you know Phyllis some of us quest for our dreams by climbing a mountain – others such as poets do it with a pen or keyboard. Thanks for stopping by.

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  • August 6, 2017 at 2:58 AM
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    Kurt,

    This is a profound message, and one that I have written about, too. This is outstanding advice, and your lovely poetic words convey your meaningful, and positive statement perfectly.

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  • August 6, 2017 at 4:56 AM
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    Kurt, I have had a lot of dreams broken in my life. At one stage I even stopped dreaming and setting goals, but fortunately, that was short lived and I once again have dreams to follow. Great writing here.

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    • August 6, 2017 at 3:45 PM
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      Thanks John – always look forward to any comment from you my friend. I think one cannot live their life without failing more than once. Having said that I am glad you confirmed it – so I don’t feel all alone on that…lol..

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  • August 6, 2017 at 6:43 AM
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    A compelling beautiful verse about something every single human being has in common. “Dreams” we’ve been told to follow them, have faith in them, cherish them and strive to become part of them. Like John, I too have had many of them over my lifetime, broken and got lost up in them. But like you state in your poem, accept them for what they are, cherish them for the moment, live in them and enjoy. Never build up your hopes on them. Kurt, at his stage of the game in my life, my only dream is to wake up in the morning plant my healthy feet and body on the floor and welcome day with a “good morning world” I’m still here, what do you have to surprise me with today? There are many daydreamers out there and build their lives around reaching their dream. I don’t think we should ever attempt to diminish their hopes of achieving them. But for me skepticism can lead many to shattered dreams. Thank you for sharing your inner thoughts with us here, may we all continue to have dreams, for without them, many are lost.

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  • August 6, 2017 at 3:47 PM
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    My – oh my, you Vincent are the greatest commentator of all time. I am going to skip your poetry and just go to your comments. Thank you my new friend for taking the time to stop by and read some of my writings…

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  • August 8, 2017 at 6:32 AM
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    Hey Kurt no matter who you are, your dreams are valid, and if they shatter into pieces right in front of you, it is always good to brush off the ground you walk on, and take the next beaten path towards another. It is always good to have dreams and aspirations. Great piece.

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    • August 8, 2017 at 3:00 PM
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      Paul – thank you for stopping by. I know my words and poem are not mine alone, that we all have experienced “Broken Dreams.” What matters is what we do after they become broken.

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