It’s graduation time in California. My writer friend, Alanna Heck, wrote a poem inspired by the song Impossible Dream by Joe Darion.
Alanna teaches special ed and learning disabled students in grades 8 through 12. For them, graduation from high school is extra sweet, considering they had to work much harder than most and overcame many challenges to reach this stellar milestone.
by Alanna Heck
A dream unreachable held tightly in your grasp,
A hard-won fight against a once unbeatable foe,
A climb up a mountain once thought impassable,
Arriving at a place you weren’t sure you could go.
With weary arms you never gave up your quest,
Even during the times the journey seemed too far;
Holding on to a dream that you’d beat the odds,
Daring to imagine your hands could catch a star.
And for all who are true to this glorious quest,
Possibilities abound like spring in full bloom,
And the world transforms into a better place,
A beautiful tapestry you weave on your loom.
Here’s a YouTube video of Elvis Presley singing Impossible Dream
Have you reached any goals by overcoming great odds or been inspired by someone who did? How did you feel?