Author: Barbara Goodhew


When times are tough, and things are rough.
I have goals to make me thrive.
With dreams and goals I feel alive.
Having everything and having it easy is boring
it would be nice but boring.
I have to watch what I'm doing,i enjoy winning even a little.
I see others trying to win plenty, if they do it still isn't enough.
I may be poor but have my goals.
Not rich and bored


Comments on this poem/writing:

Ashley Powers ( -- Tuesday, December 19 2006, 10:18 pm

Poem about Dreams and Goals

I really enjoy this poem! I'm doing a poetry project with the theme "Everyone needs dreams and goals to succeed." This poem really fits the theme, and it has so much truth to it. I agree with everything Barbara Goodhew wrote.
barb ( -- Tuesday, December 19 2006, 11:34 pm

Glad you agree

Everyone needs goals and dreams to work toward to feel useful. Your comment mmade me feel like my thinking is ok. thanks
Jacki ( -- Thursday, November 15 2007, 10:22 pm


this is a beauttiful poem. It is so creative and i can tell you put a lot of though into it. please alow me to use it!!
Bipedalguy ( -- Thursday, November 15 2007, 10:49 pm

I believe in that philosophy.

I have always had dreams and goals. Mostly dreams. I read a book that said "Don't restrict yourself by picking goals that are too modest, but don't set absurd goals." He gave an example of a reasonable goal: "to fly across the U.S.A. in ones own private Boeing 747." His example of an absurd goal: "to fly across the U.S.A. unaided by any mechanical contrivance whatsoever. (without an aircraft)"
I gave up on my own Boeing 747, but I have flown
on every type of aircraft imaginable, including a sailplane. (Glider)
Great write.
barb ( -- Tuesday, November 27 2007, 08:32 pm


and yes Jackie you may use it.
paulina ( -- Monday, February 1 2010, 01:23 am

i liked this poem

i really enjoyed reading your poem i am planing to use it on my english project its very interesting;]
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