I don't usually write poetry, so please bear with me as you read this.
Dreams Fulfilled - 1. Chapter 1
When I was just a wee little lad and starting my adventure of going to school
I’d spend my free time doing many different things, although mostly in my mind
I might pretend to be a pirate sailing the ocean blue and raiding other ships
I’d take all of their valuables, put them in a chest, and bury it in a safe place.
I’d also pretend to be a knight slaying dragons and looking for the Holy Grail.
I might even pretend to be one of the very first to set foot in North America.
As I paddled up rivers, blazed trails through the forests, and climbed mountains,
I’d also make friends with the natives, live off the land, and search for gold.
As I grew older, I’d pretend to be an astronaut who was flying around in space.
I would travel from planet to planet to see what interesting things I might find.
I also liked to play doctor, although not exactly in the way you might imagine -
Instead, I would examine the causes of various diseases until I discovered a cure.
As I got even older, I studied hard, went to a university, and pursued my dreams;
I earned a degree, with honors, with a dual major in microbiology and physics -
I’m now a microbiologist, trained as an astronaut, and performing my job in space.
My mission is to discover if there is life, even microscopic life, on other planets.
My first stop was Mars and I had to determine if it was safe for us to visit there -
I didn’t want to bring back something that would cause a new a disease on Earth,
Because if a harmful bacteria was inadvertently transported during our return trip,
It might cause an unknown disease or plague and wipeout the entire population.
After my time on Mars, I was ordered to investigate a very large asteroid next,
To determine if there’s any life there that might possibly be harmful to humans -
I did this since multiple companies wanted to mine there and extract the minerals
So they could transport them back to earth and use them for various applications.
It seems as if my more mature childhood fantasies have come true, in a way,
Since I’m now a doctor, as well as an astronaut, just not exactly as I’d envisioned.
I’m not curing diseases, but I am doing my part in helping to keep the earth safe,
And to do this I became an astronaut and flen numerous missions into space.
This may just be another one of my fantasies, but I hope I have proved a point:
Explore your childhood fantasies and someday one of them may also be fulfilled.
Don’t give up or listen to the bullies and naysayers that enjoy crushing dreams:
Just do everything that you can and possibly your dreams may also come true.
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