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Your Childhood Aspirations by Demachic Your Childhood Aspirations by Demachic
Edit: Thank you for all the comments guys! I've read them all and I love to see/hear about your own stories relative to this poem. :) I'm sorry if I can't reply to them all but I read each one!!


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sampea Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
:) ... :(

The ''but what if...'' are back into my brain.
Troglodytic07 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Student Writer
You deserve more than just praise for the beauty you provide, you deserve thanks. 
Thank you, for being you, to make your dreams come true. 
You may not know it
You may not see it
But your creativity is superb
You better believe it.
phinx400 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
goddame, another fave. stahp
EmaLestrange Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
wake up people! Dreams are only for the rich! who have things to live for and look forward to!
EmaLestrange Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
I don't want to grow up! I remember being 8 years olf and being so excited to get older now I just want time to rewind to a time where my daddy was still alive, where my little brother didn't hate me, to where my sister still lives with us. and we can all go trick or treating together and we all sit down and watch the nightmare before x-mas and halloween Charlie Brown! Even Hallween town and twitches! I can drop my candy a hundred times and my big sister can help me pick them back up and when we get home we can all sit together and trade candy while daddy checks for poison and steals about half our chocolates and mommy let's us stay up late! and watch the Simpsons specials and eat kentucky fried chicken without being sick the next day! 
but i know that's not going to happen... I am 16 and getting my GED so i can go to art school, my daddy died of cancer when i was 11, my mom had 4 other children with my step dad and started drinking, my big sister moved in with her boyfriend, my brother dislikes me very much so now... I'm all alone. I have no one... I just want to go back to that time. Is that really too much to ask?
grenaqua Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
That's right... people don't follow their dreams u.u
HEARTPLEDGE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had reached the end of the line now I dont feel bad about spending my money now everyone recognizes me believe me the sky is the limit
BerylliumArt Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student
The dreams I had back when I was a kid were very different from the ones I have now.
I think we all change (some more than others), but that's okay! :D
Phoelion Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful ^^
izfish Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Vote me for President in 2036!
ChrissietheArchen Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
MY dream is to go to England to see my friend with a professonally published book.
spookbaby Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll move to Japan! It's been my dream for years, and I'll make it happen, no matter what!
SugarBit Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A beautiful poem:heart:
It inspires everyone to chase after their dream no matter what anyone says :D
stealthyninja21 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student General Artist
"But now if they catch you dreaming, the world will try to wake you." soo much truth behind these words!
Tayla19 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I WILL! ill be a musician, no matter what my parents say! thanks for the inspiration!
SpiritOwl Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
XP I wanted to be a doctor , veterinarian , astronaut , biologist , firefighter , and slushie maker XD But now I do believe ^w^ That is so I choose to be a writer, I can be all of them just the same XD So I guess that didn't change much~
KyubiChan95 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
When I was little I said I had no clue what I wanted to be........My mom asked me again the other day and, I gave the same answer.....She freaked because I'm 17 and graduated highschool and have to know what I'm doing with my life by now so I can go to collage or get the right job to get started.....This coming from the woman who lives off her mother's pension and has no problem with her way of life........I hate how I've applied everywhere around where I live, and it's still my fault that no one wants a 17 year old girl with no expiriance because no one will hire me.......It's an evil circle of doom.......
Crystalthewhitewolf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amen i say to this! XDD
Ion-Swan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I always wanted to be a doctor...but 1 year ago my inner child decided to get over stage-fright and be a singer:D
BlueShadesComics Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student General Artist
All the greatest minds in the world think like children, because back then there were no boxes to think in.
NarissatheHedghog Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That there, iis a beautiful sentence itself!
BlueShadesComics Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Demachic Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: :hug:
TaeYangLOVER Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
OHHH it feels good
Rhainbeaux Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
wow, I really, really love this poem! To be honest, I always thought of giving up on my dream to become an artist because they make too little money, not enough to be content. But after reading this I feel inspired again, like how I was in the past. Words cannot describe how glad I am to come across this poem, because it truly helped me. Thank you.~ :heart:
UnprocessedGoods Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, even now I still want to be a singer and/or musician ... I was never woken up by the cruel world :D
Demachic Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AnimeOtaku4444 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Good for you! I can't believe she actually said that! I've changed my mind a couple of times, as I got a better sense of myself, but I've never lost my ambition. I've always believed that you're not really living unless you love your job. I'm still at University, but I'm getting my BSc in Zoology, so that someday I can be a researcher and adventurer, at the forefront of conservation and science, making radical discoveries about reptiles and amphibians as a famous Herpetologist, like Steve Irwin. :-)
lhug-lor Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this poem because I have been through that I first wanted to be a scientist and my mom thought that was great but when I started to really learn how to draw and decided instead I wanted to do concept art that was not good enough and I had to change or else I would never hear the end of it. So instead of going to an art school I decided I will practice and make it happen on my own while going to school for computer science until I can get my chance at some concept art. Anyways back to your poem it is actually what inspired me to keep my dream alive so thank you :)
JustAlittleScene Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
I still wish I could become an astronaut.
JJinxx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
life would be that much grander
if everyone would just get back in touch with their inner-child
love your words
RedCrayon97 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love that last line,
I'm gonna start a band someday and probably do art and photography on the side. I've never let my self think that I can't do it because if I can't then I may have nothing to look forward to for the rest of my life.
xXSellChanXx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I wan't to be a neurologist I know it sounds unrealistic but I can't let it go the human mind is mysterious and I want to find out everything I can of it.
Darkton93 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mostly the reason for my changes are because I've come up with better ideas. I used to want to be a game designer. Then I found that taking Japanese would be better. I then wanted to be a translator. Then I started getting into acting. Afterwards I wanted to be a voice actor. Then I realized that it's not all it's cracked up to be. I then focused on becoming a writer. Then I realized that I'm not sufficiently dark enough to possibly become a bestseller. Right now I'm on teaching English to Japanese students. Let's see how long that lasts.
Monkeygal321 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011   General Artist
When I was younger, I said I wanted to be a mermaid princess like Ariel in The Little Mermaid.
Demachic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww :)
Monkeygal321 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011   General Artist
It wasn't that cute. It was mostly weird. :)
SweetPie10 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Demachic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
7xXcookieXx7 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So wonderful! I love this, it is really inspiring, supportive AND encouraging!

That's it... I'm gonna be an actress no matter what *determined*

INSTANTrain Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really wonderful poem. I wish i can do what i want to do when i grow up. I hope i can work with things i find intresting and fun, not only so i can earn money for a living. sorry, for the long coment and i hope i spelled everything rigt!
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