Friday, October 12, 2012

Waking From Dreams

There are certain moments in our dreams
when we experience amazing sensations
so powerful, so moving, and so truthful
that we never want to wake up and end them.
The strongest feelings and purest pleasures we shall ever know;
states of excitement, passion, and freedom;
senses of power, peace, or tranquility.
We may be aware on some level that we are dreaming,
but that is ultimately of little consequence
because those moments, whether real or unreal,
are true.

As outside sensations intrude upon our sweetest dreams
and begin to force us back into waking reality,
a part of us wails like a brokenhearted child
robbed of its most cherished belongings and
roughly dragged out of its beloved home.
Like that child, we may resist with all our might,
but our little grip is too weak in the end,
and we are thrust out of our dreams into the world.
Briefly, we sulk and pout or mourn over our loss,
but within mere moments, we resign ourselves
to the thought that “it was just a dream, nothing more.”

So many dreams are forgotten this way.
Copyright (C) 2012 by Eric Landuyt

1 comment:

  1. The whole 'pouting child' simile really strikes true here, and does remind me of that moment upon waking from a nice dream. I also like the theory about how we forget dreams by thinking they're not important to our reality. For the first part, however, you might want to establish that the dreams are true to OURSELVES foremost, as I believe that's what you're going for here.
    If you want to expand on this, why not talk about nightmares? That actually might give credit to the final "It was just a dream, nothing more," and explain why that coping method is our safe way out of confronting hard truths.