Prose for Thought – Do I Dare to Dream

Prose Christmas ImageWelcome everyone to the first Prose for Thought for the month of December. If you get a chance today then please pop over and support Maddie and her first poetry and prose round up for BritMums. She has started her new role this month.

As Christmas draws ever closer, I don’t know about you, but the child in me starts to appear again. My memories are full of Christmas past and so many happy times spent as a little girl come flooding back. The build up of the excitement after we broke up from school (I am sure we drove our Mum mad!). The feeling you get on Christmas Eve as evening starts to approach and you put your stocking out ready for the man in red, together with mince pies and a glass of sherry as well as the obligatory carrot for the reindeer (we always had one that looked EXACTLY the same ready to peel in the kitchen the next morning!). I have never wanted to stop believing in Father Christmas. I think that shows in my poem this week.

Do I Dare to Dream

Do I dare to dream that you are real
It must be you, in my heart I feel
Do I dare to dream that it is true
It must be real, I’m seeing you
Do I dare to wish upon a star light
I’ve got to, the sky is oh so bright

Do I dare to believe in a fairytale
It must be true, Santa has my mail
Do I dare to dream of Christmas cheer
I must believe, he is nearly here
Do I dare to hope for the sound of bells
I do believe in festive sights and smells

I’m glad I dared, here is Christmas Day
I;m glad I dared, Santa stopped my way
I’m glad I dared, he brought my wishes
I’m glad I dared, because he never misses
I’m glad I dared, my dreams came true
I’m glad I dared to I believe in you

Victoria Welton 3rd December 2014

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10 Comments

  1. Wicked World of Lucas
    December 5, 2014 / 6:24 am

    Beautiful poem sweetie xxxx

  2. December 4, 2014 / 9:21 pm

    I’ve always loved the Dahl quote ‘those who don’t believe in magic will never find it’ and I think it’s so relevant at Christmas; there is so much magic there for us to find if we believe. Wonderful poem xx
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  3. December 4, 2014 / 8:29 pm

    Ah the anticipation of the dream, right up to Christmas Day, when you need dream no more!

  4. December 4, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    A lovely little poem hon. I remember being absolutely convinced that I saw ‘him’ one year. I also remember spying the tooth fairy, but know it was just dust shining on an air vent 😉 xxx
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  5. December 4, 2014 / 6:19 pm

    It is great to be able to go back to being a child, even if only in our dreams and only to a certain degree. And yes, we need to be grateful for our Santas, they are our greatest gift, aren’t they?xx
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  6. December 4, 2014 / 2:24 pm

    Feeling very festive here today Mrs! Love the poem – what d’you mean Santa’s not real…?!

  7. Maddy@writingbubble
    December 4, 2014 / 9:54 am

    Lovely poem I want to dare to believe too! I’m a total christmas fan and always get excited and feel like a child again! Thanks for mentioning my roundup too – haven’t see in go live yet but it can’t be long now! xx
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  8. December 4, 2014 / 6:38 am

    Love your poem this week – really captures the anticipation and the magic of Christmas and whether to believe in Santa or not. Love your festive Prose for Thought badge – thanks for hosting each week, lovely to link up again 🙂
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