Defining Moments
13 August, 2000
author: Rebecca Ditch-Hammack (aka Dreamer)


I was having a defining moment
thinking of my value to life
realizing I hadn't done much
of consequence for all the strife

I thought of all my failures
things of which I didn't succeed
perhaps it was just lack of self worth
or a sad heart I had to feed

No matter what the reason
I decided to take a look
back into my journals
my own history book

Seemed strange all the things I'd forgotten
little things I'd done along my way
things that didn't seem like much
but I did them every day

Little steps towards the tomorrows
touching lives, being a friend
certain things kept shining through
right up to the end

What had seemed of little consequence
had really changed peoples lives
adding love and hope, through honesty
not back stabbing them with lies

I read of my pain in growing
to be who I am now
with small touching of a friendly thought
I had helped many problems to dissolve

When I looked back at all my deeds
unsubstantial as they had seemed
I realized in my hand I held
so many people's precious dreams

I no longer feel the empty place
I had felt when I began
And now I know there is great value
in just being who I am

So when you think your worthless
with no importance to defend
take another look and see
the importance in just being a friend


Comments on this poem/writing:

Joey 15 () -- Thursday, February 1 2001, 05:00 am

The Whole Thing

I think the poem was very good but at times a bit confusing yet interesting. I mean it made you cry an smile but I didn't see the person behind it. Usually when I read poems I can see the person's feelings an what they are talking about. In this one I was just a little bit confused it just may be me but again I would like to say it was a wonderful poem and i would love to read another one by that author.
Dreamer () -- Thursday, February 1 2001, 05:00 am

Aid in Understanding

Hi Joey. Thanks for the compliment on the poem. Maybe I can help explain the poem for you. In the poem I was feeling bad about myself. I was re-reading old diarys and thinking about my life; why it was important. I was thinking back over the value my life had. Starting out I felt worthless. I read about the little things I did that turned out to make a difference in not only my life, but in the life of others. (Kind of like the "It's a Wonderful Life" movie scenerio.) The end was what I had discovered and the comfort it gave me. Learning I was important and the little things I did made a difference in the world after all. And then passing on what I learned.
Robert Metz () -- Monday, May 21 2001, 05:00 am

great structure

this poem is a great and wonderful piece of art. Does this website have mail sent. i would love to have mail sent to me about this site.
Dreamer () -- Monday, May 21 2001, 05:00 am


Hi Robert,

Thanks for the great compliment on my poem. Unfortunately the site at this time doesn't have any mail sent out. Though we do have a message forum.
Sharon ( -- Friday, May 29 2009, 01:58 pm


This is one lovely poem. It fills ones heart with joy and makes you notice the value of friendship.
barb ( -- Friday, June 5 2009, 03:21 pm

great message and write

Thank-you for making me see I am here for a reason----- to make my friends smile over my goof ups.
Hope ( -- Friday, June 5 2009, 07:06 pm

Inspring message

Wonderful inspiring message
Colin ( -- Friday, June 5 2009, 11:41 pm

my defining moment was being able ....

my defining moment was being able to write for
this wonderful world class website known as DREAMERS REALITY.....and because of your hard work, passion and dedication!
Name:                                           Remember Me

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