A life in Dreams

July 27, 2011
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Why don’t we all just try to wake up?
We just live our lives for the bottom of the cup.
We don’t see what we need, just what we want.
And we cry in the night but we don’t know why.
We look at our lives and all of our lies, wondering why we have yet to die.
The songs we sing are all depressing, when we spend all our days living in a dream.
We don’t see faces and we don’t hear names.
We laugh at darkness while we smile at pain.
We sleep while we walk and we live when we dream.
We don’t see our world ticking away, and we always pray our sanity stays.
Yet it leaves us every way, everyday.
We look at the time just slipping away.
While we hang by the minute hand as if this were our final stand.
We scream out loud, or so we think.
But it’s all in our head; our thoughts are making us sink.
We never see the night lights of our fast paced city.
Because we lay in the bed of our own self pity
Our life feels sweet and sad every waking moment.
It’s all part of a scheme and we’ve always known it.
We don’t know where, we don’t know why.
We sit here watching life pass by.
Knowing it all must come to an end.
We’ll either wake up to live, while we slowly die.
Or we’ll let our dreams swallow us whole and we’ll go for the ride.

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HIPPIEatHEART_writerINsoul This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 29, 2011 at 10:19 am

I think this tells the lives of many people, not just those with an addiction. Most people go through life as you've written, and you capture that very well..

Some of your rhymes seem forced, but other than that, it's lovely. I truly enjoyed reading it, in a sort of painful-eye-opening way. :)

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