Dreams Stay Young

Humans get old,
the body and organs start
getting tired and retired,
after a certain age,ย 
but dreams never get old,
desires and aspirations
refuse to tire or retire…

It doesn’t matter
what age group one is in,
time comes and goes
revolving on its axis,
but dreams stand like a flag,
against all the slaps
and pats of time,
they keep fluttering
amid cheers and jeers,
and keep encouraging
that there is still something
left ahead in this life…

Dreams make one never alone
as they give life a purpose,
those who dream
and put in a little effort
to make it come true,
never grow old…

The old are those
whose dreams say goodbye,
even before their body,
their heart and mind start
showing signs of fatigue…

One can never grow old
as long as the dreams
are alive and young ๐ŸŒฑ
and makes the life that is left
“special” and “memorable”,
by living it amidst
the never-ending dreams…

–Kaushal Kishore



  1. Thank you, Kaushal, for your beautifully worded truth that shoud be written on
    the stone tablet. Giving up on dreams and interests is the beginning of the end.
    One is old when nothing in the world is of interest. My great-grandmother read the papers every day in her late nineties, discussed politics and and was involved with her grandchildren, I am told.
    I love the picture!


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    1. Thank you, Joanna, for your generous words and also for sharing the facts about your great-grandmother. You’re right, everybody should have his or her own ikigai, even a trifle one. I’m glad you liked the post and picture.


  2. Ah KK, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this piece!!!! What a fabulous thought and you executed it so perfectly. Each stanza truly got better and better, bringing a big smile inside and out. The dreamer in us all most definitely resonates with this piece, itโ€™s a true gift to read ๐Ÿค๐Ÿค—

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    1. Thanks a lot, Grace, for your touching words and deep reflections that I truly appreciate. Every word of your comment I cherish. You’re so kind to me. Much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–

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  3. This is so heartfelt KK. I just came from my FIL in a “rehab” place at 97 next week and he is feeling helpless and giving up until we reflect back at him his beauty and strength. I had him doing weights and made him eat tonight and his whole energy shifted, Such a wonderful poem and picture! ๐Ÿ’—

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    1. I’m so happy to hear that from you, Cindy! Just a thought can make wonders. I hope that your FIL will feel better. Thank you for sharing your touching words and deep reflections ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ž

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