When you focus on your Dreams~Anything is Possible.

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How can I put into words just how you’ve made me feel?

That you brought into prospective my life and all that’s real

You’ve shown me with your courage, your stamina and true grit

With a will as strong as iron that you are not prepared to quit

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Despite the odds against you and the challenges you’ve faced

When you focus on your dreams, we each can win our race

We who cheer you on, see only the final score

We see not the tears and pain your story held before

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You’ve trained so hard, achieved so much, obstacles you’ve overcome

Each of you are winners even if medals were not won

I’m humbled by your wit, your charisma and your charm

You’ve shown me and abled bodied, just how disabled it is WE are.

 ~Sue~

 The above poem I wrote last evening after watching the closing ceremony Each evening over the last couple of weeks, I have been inspired and humbled at how these wonderful Paralympians have faced their disabilities and turned them into amazing achievements.

It has been my utmost privilege to cheer them on from the comfort of my armchair to see how their attitude of mind, determination and courage to overcome what to many of us would seem the end of our world.

Yet despite all they have been through, they have put themselves through gruelling regimes of training schedules for the past few years to enable themselves to be picked to compete for their various countries.

Thank you for your inspiration, I am truly proud of each and every one of you who took part and all of those who behind the scenes made it possible..

 

But most of all..

For You who said YES I CAN and who made your Dreams come true.

Congratulations to ALL who took part around the World.

And Well Done Team GB.

http://rio.paralympics.org.uk/

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  1. Writing to Freedom
    Sep 19, 2016 @ 23:54:57

    Wonderful tribute to a heart-warming group of people who model courage, commitment and persistence. Thank you Sue.

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  2. Heartafire
    Sep 19, 2016 @ 23:57:06

    So wonderful Sue…just what I would expect from you, uplifting and inspiring for us all.❤

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  3. Aquileana
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 00:24:48

    Beautiufl and inspirational, as ever… love the second stanza, in particular… thanks for sharing your light my dear friend… Love! Aquileana😉

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  4. Mark Lanesbury
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 00:30:14

    Yes, they have touched a place within that I think I would most certainly tremble at Sue. They have achieved above and beyond even an able bodied athlete’s schedule with all that they need to face, and then some.
    If that isn’t an inspiration to us all, to achieve something like that, when it must have felt like just some far off dream is right up there with the best. To create that, beating incredible odds into the bargain, is an amazing feat, and my heart goes out to them in that self challenge, and the challenge that they face in this world on an every day basis 🙂

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 20, 2016 @ 11:24:43

      I couldn’t have said that any better Mark. Yes these athletes are all amazing.. And each of them should be so proud no matter what position they finished in.🙂 Lovely comment dear Mark.. thank you my friend🙂

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  5. Paul Handover
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 05:31:13

    Well done, Sue. Not only for the creativity of your words but also for celebrating these courageous individuals.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 20, 2016 @ 11:26:51

      They need celebrating Paul most have come through some terrible times, and immense physical challenges to be where they are. I can not begin to say how humbled they make me feel. For I do not think I would have had such courage ..

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  6. aussieian2011
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 06:24:54

    Great tribute Sue, you captured their pains, sorrows and losses in your words, yet you also captured their achievements beautifully, to rise above adversity and proudly show their achievements.

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  7. Karin
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 07:52:33

    That is very touching and the message comes as a synchronicity to me.
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful poem.

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  8. voulaah
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 09:21:51

    inspirational as always
    thnak you for good sharin Sue
    kisses

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  9. Erika Kind
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 11:04:37

    I have not watched the Paralympics but heard about the amazing achievements of the participants. They are the living proofs that if there is a will there is always a way! Your poem is wonderful, Sue!

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  10. writersdream9
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 11:55:26

    Their fortitude and dedication amazes and humblew me.

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  11. Lynz Real Cooking
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 13:06:11

    A lovely tribute Sue xxx

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  12. Mél@nie
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 14:02:22

    your generous words did touch my heart, Sue…❤ I think of the famous and encouraging sentence by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:"Fais de ta vie un rêve, et d'un rêve, une réalité!" = "Make a dream out of your life, and a reality out of your dream."

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  13. Somali K Chakrabarti
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 15:13:09

    Wonderful tribute to the paralympians Sue. Their grit shines through, as they show us how to make dreams come true. xx

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  14. insearchofitall
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 15:21:41

    I have been away and have not seen what you are speaking of but have seen other events that continue to inspire me to stop whining and get on with it. We all have some disability. Mostly of the mind. Thanks for the reminder. Loved your poem.🙂

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  15. Val Boyko
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 15:38:14

    Such an inspiring poem and tribute Sue. Thank you for opening your heart to us 💕

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  16. smilecalm
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 17:22:57

    wonderful encouragement
    for those of us still hoping
    to someday make the team🙂

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  17. michnavs
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 17:32:37

    It is truely amazing to see these people work hard and reach for their dreams despite and inspite of everything..

    We have been blessed to have lived normal lives and yet there are those who aren’t able to peroform well and do their duties and responsibilities given all so many alibis…

    This post Sue is a beautiful reminder of the many blessings that most of us have but failed to recognize and utilize..

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 20, 2016 @ 18:41:54

      So true Michnaves, we are blessed to live in an able body with functions in command.. Also some of these athletes were once abled bodied, some in tragic accidents, others suffered strokes, or at a young age lost limbs.. As well as those born with their disabilities.. We are indeed Very Blessed.. Thank you so much for this lovely response xx

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  18. David
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 19:48:08

    Wonderful words and tributes dear Sue which are an inspiration and a lesson for us all. Blessings and Love, david

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  19. Joss
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 20:38:16

    a wonderful heartfelt tribute. Humans continue to astound me.

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  20. Maria Wind Talker
    Sep 20, 2016 @ 22:16:04

    They put us mere mortals to Shame. Great poem. Xxx

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  21. Debby “D.G. Kaye” Gies
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 03:19:46

    So inspiring! (Not sure if you’ll get this, I’m trying a backdoor, weirdpress won’t let me comment :() xo

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  22. stephensmustang1
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 03:55:56

    I agree. Love the paraolympics..they put some of us to shame for sure. Brave, courageous and determined. Hugs toyou

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  23. marja
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 07:58:24

    Hi dear Sue I haven’t been blogging for a while as life got in the way but I am happy to read your inspiring post again and your beautiful poem. We had a few hero’s in the paraolympics but our big favourite is Sophy Pascoe who won three gold and two silver medals. She know her from the primary school where my children went and she was already passionate back than. A real athlete

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 21, 2016 @ 09:52:43

      How lovely to hear from you Marja and we swell with pride don’t we when we know those who have put so much effort into their sports.. How wonderful you know Sophy..🙂 And yes we had a medal winner also from near us.. Awe inspiring all of them..
      And Life has to come first always.. Love to you Marja.. I loved your photo’s on my last visit.. xxx Hugs Sue

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  24. Reema
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 10:38:39

    beautiful poem.. lovely tribute.. they truly are an inspiration !!

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  25. giselzitrone
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 13:21:46

    Danke liebe Sue ja meine Gesundheit ist nicht gut muss Morgen wieder zur Bestrahlung habe viele Arzttermine aber was soll man machen.Hoffe dir geht es gut? Liebe Grüße und Umarmung Gislinde

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 22, 2016 @ 18:03:50

      Es tut mir leid, dass Sie immer noch Ihre Behandlung lieber Gislinde durchlaufen .. weiß, dass ich Gedanken sende und heilende Energie Weg .. xxx Love to you my friend Sue xxxx❤❤❤

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  26. Dalo 2013
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 20:27:04

    There is nothing quite as powerful as seeing someone achieve, and then asking yourself “what would happen if I gave such an effort???” It is where inspiration is born and how the world can and will improve over time. Inspirational words that I too feel Sue.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 22, 2016 @ 16:47:42

      Many thanks Randall, yes each time I see someone like this achieve and understand part of their back stories I am humbled to think how strong their spirit is to keep on going when I know they must have many times wanted to give in..
      I doubt I could hold such strength and determination so my admiration is ten fold..
      Thank you Randall I so appreciate that comment.🙂 Sue

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  27. Tina Frisco
    Sep 21, 2016 @ 20:45:50

    Beautiful tribute, Sue. Shared across my pages. Love & hugs xxx

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  28. Renee Espriu
    Sep 22, 2016 @ 00:47:45

    I was amazed and in awe of these athletes and their determination to overcome. Beautiful in every way. Thanks for this post.

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  29. Bun Karyudo
    Sep 22, 2016 @ 15:58:59

    Yep, congratulations to the paraolympians from whichever nations they came from, both winners and the other participants.

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  30. suzicate
    Sep 22, 2016 @ 18:49:58

    A lovely tribute!

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  31. Eddie Two Hawks
    Sep 25, 2016 @ 14:48:20

    Did not see these games but could imagine what they were like from your endearing description of them. A grand solute to all the participants and to you for your excellent tribute to them. hugs around the world, Eddie

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Sep 25, 2016 @ 14:54:21

      Thank you kindly Eddie .. These games were indeed a great inspiration.. Its a shame not all countries feel they are deserving of air time.. Thankfully one channel here covered the games in full.. Thank you kindly Eddie I appreciate that Hug xx

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  32. Ka Malana - Fiestaestrellas.com
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 22:46:41

    Reblogged this on Fiesta Estrellas and commented:
    What a gift, Sue. This poem is very moving as well as the strength and endurance of spirit we celebrate here.❤ May all beings find the strength inside and the surrounding support to make their dreams come true. Truly inspiring and up lifting in all ways are your words. What we often see is the result of the hidden work at hand – I feel this is very motivating and celebrating of Spirit, as well as timely❤

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  33. Ka Malana - Fiestaestrellas.com
    Sep 27, 2016 @ 22:49:11

    ❤ so much love to you, Sue! Thank you for the gift of your words; they've been healing something in me, and connected to me.

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  34. Genie
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 02:48:12

    Well said, 😇 Angel.
    I also want to add: condolences to the good folks in Iran 🇮🇷 who lost one of their Olympic Athletes at the Para Olympics, may he rest in peace.

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  35. Grandtrines
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 04:14:04

    Reblogged this on Grand Dreams.

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  36. Opinionated Man
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 15:44:55

    Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    What a touching post and a great poem! I didn’t get to watch much of it, but I caught a glimpse here and there. Amazing athletes full of spirit and heart! -OM
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  37. Opinionated Man
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 15:46:20

    What a great tribute! I shared it on just now, hope you don’t mind!

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  38. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 23:28:28

    A great tribute to all those participants who have shown the courage and determination to fight against all odds. They are the real heroes to me…🙂

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  39. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    Sep 28, 2016 @ 23:31:01

    A great tribute to all those participants who dared to fight against all odds with their indomitable courage and determination. To me, they are the real heroes… 🙂

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  41. amommasview
    Sep 29, 2016 @ 05:08:29

    Every single one of them is a true inspiration. Winning a medal or not. They all made it!

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  42. blkkat49
    Sep 30, 2016 @ 01:23:58

    This is an amazing tribute to an amazing group of people. I so appreciate your putting into a beautiful poem what so many of us feel about these Olympics.

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  44. Christy B
    Oct 01, 2016 @ 18:32:18

    A wonderful tribute to an amazing group! Bravo! This poet is clapping🙂

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  45. mariewilliams53
    Oct 02, 2016 @ 17:58:56

    Your poem is a wonderful and fitting tribute, Sue. Oh that it could have been read at the closing ceremony! But what also struck me about your poem was that it speaks to everyone, not only those with terrible physical disabilities but also to those who perceive they have a disability – something holding them back from what they truly want to achieve. It inspires everyone and could be something you keep and refer to each day in those moments when you really need some inspiration.

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  46. VIVIMETALIUN
    Oct 05, 2016 @ 13:38:26

    Valeu muito a pena ter assistio o jogos,grandes histórias de superações,grandes conquistas e muita mais muita coragem e vontade de viver desse atletas,show de bola.😀

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  47. Kourtney Heintz
    Oct 06, 2016 @ 19:08:51

    So inspiring! I’ve been coming at my dreams from new angles and finding that it helps. The most important thing is to believe and to keep trying different ways until one works in life.

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