Beyond Our Dreams
True love’s perfect kiss —
a lifelong, never changing embrace.
Calm childbirths with stress-free upbringings
Predictable and consistent lives,
yet full of life and never boring
In our dreams —
our most pleasant dreams
that we expect will become reality.
But our real lives aren’t always so simple.
We are not meant to know our future,
but we are to watch it unfold.
We are to enjoy the pleasantries
that our sweet slumbers behold.
Maybe our pleasant dreams are memories
of past tranquilities —
reminders that there are moments of peace
amidst real life’s disparities.
Or maybe they are symbols of hope
for happy surprises and desires come true
in due time, and in their own way.
But with or without our dreams come true,
with or without our fulfilled expectations,
we can find beauty in rare, happy moments.
Then there’s another side to the subconscious —
the dark side…
Traumas that we may have overcome
and never expected to face again.
Or things that might be new experiences —
things that we have always feared,
or fears that we never expected to have.
Perhaps these experiences are not meant to be
the realities that we fear they will become.
Rather, they might be good reminders
that we have awakened from these nightmares.
We have fought the darkness of our subconscious.
Perhaps surviving the night
is a sign of our strength, courage, and patience.