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The Impossible Dream

The Impossible Dream
Man of La Mancha
music by Mitch Leigh
lyrics by Joe Darion

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To dream … the impossible dream …
To fight … the unbeatable foe …
To bear … with unbearable sorrow …
To run … where the brave dare not go …
To right … the unrightable wrong …
To love … pure and chaste from afar …
To try … when your arms are too weary …
To reach … the unreachable star …

This is my quest, to follow that star …
No matter how hopeless, no matter how far …
To fight for the right, without question or pause …
To be willing to march into Hell, for a Heavenly cause …

And I know if I’ll only be true,
to this glorious quest,

That my heart will lie peaceful and calm,
when I’m laid to my rest …

And the world will be better for this:
That one man, scorned and covered with scars,
Still strove, with his last ounce of courage,
To reach … the unreachable star …

Don Quixote Pablo Picasso

Don Quixote
Pablo Picasso

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Dedicated to all those who strive
with their last ounce of courage,
to reach that unreachable star…
~ Theresa

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22 thoughts on “The Impossible Dream

  1. I listen to this song and “Man of La Mancha” for so logntemps, I love it and it awakens in me so powerful motions…
    “To try … when your arms are too weary …
    To reach … the unreachable star …”

    • I so agree with you. It is touching and inspiring and powerful. Your refrain – “to try, when your arms are too weary” – that sums up life, doesn’t it? Thank you for so often reading and commenting here, Elisabeth.

      • Yes, Theresa, it is our human condition, forward, always, even if despair lurks. I’ll comment more often, if my English was not so bad 😀 Thank you for your wonderful blog and yours visits to mine

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