August 08, 2008

"When Dreams Die"

Some dreams die a sudden, violent death.
Others are slowly strangled by the harsh
realities of life.
And yet others, barely born, die in infancy:
beautiful, perfect, yet short-lived.

When dreams die, hope dies.
Mourning takes its place,
and dark disappointment,
its only companion.

When dreams die, the empty soul
Screams out in silent pain....
and waits....
and hopes....
And dares to once again: Dream!

written 2/1/97