To Sleep, Perhaps to Dream . . .

To Dream
(A Shakespearean Parody)
Sept. 9, 2008

To sleep, perhaps to dream.
To dream, perhaps to scream
in some distant nightmare.

That is the question.
Whether or not I’ll wake to a risky heaven,
or have ghost meetings of the mind;
to dream or not to dream,
to wander through chance and time.

Our dreams,
not living,
take us to another kind of life
on an unknown and distant day.
Living in some other land,
living in some other way.

My dreams
sneak to me at night.
Speak to me at night
of lives unlived
and places unseen –
emotions unknown.

My dreams
transport me somewhere,

So to dream tonight?
To live a life unseen?
Perhaps to see nightmares come true?
Waking with a scream?
Or that terrible sense of loss
of love and happiness;
of gaining a life that once was or has been?

Of loves?

Of cares?

At least they are in a different place,
perhaps a different time, a different age.
They are what I once was
or what I could have been.

My dreams.


About jeffssong

JW is an adult childhood abuse survivor with DID*. He grew up in a violent family devoid of love and affection. He is a military brat and veteran. He no longer struggles with that past. In 1976 JW began writing "The Boy". It took 34 years to complete. It is currently on Kindle ( ), or if you prefer hard copy, on Amazon ( JW resides somewhere in the deep South. He is disabled and living with family. Note: Please feel free to take what you need; all is free to all. With that in mind, keep it that way to others. Thank you. We have 3 Blogs - One for our younger days, 0-10 (The Little Shop of Horrors); one for our Teen Alter and his 'friends' (also alters) with a lot of poetry; and finally "my" own, the Song of Life (current events and things)
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