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,
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