When I was younger

I believed in dreams

and wondrous schemes

to make my life significant

and to have a place in the world;

but as I grow older and even bolder

I have come to understand

that all of my dreams and

those elaborate schemes

of what my life would be

never seem to reach the mark

no matter how earnestly

I pull back the arrow and fire.


But being the fool

that I am, a fool for dreams

and a clown with grand schemes,

I am ever the believer in

what I can do and what

I can be and what

I might achieve if

I dream enough and

pull back the arrow

and shoot into the unknown.