Illusion, Dream, or Reality?

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Illusions say to us what we want them to say
Dreams say what we want the future to be
Reality says to us things we don’t always want to hear
I say thoughts that aren’t always about you
I stay up worrying about everything and nothing
It is about where do I fit?
What am I to you?
Why?
Always the same questions?
This time I don’t know what to expect
We weren’t what we were yesterday
We are not what we are today
What will we be tomorrow?
If I believe I am crazy, if I don’t believe I am crazy
I don’t want to be a hollow shell of myself,
I don’t like being lost in my mind, lonely
I want to be real, present, with you
Today, tomorrow and forever after.
Is that an illusion, dream or reality?

-Jennie Nawrocki

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  1. Illusion and dreams, the fuel of the west.. Some cultures and some people seem better at embracing the moment.. Thanks for the poem and it’s honesty, it really has me thinking…

    I keep coming back to this poem as an antidote to much the dreams we are sold to believe we must have..

    Eternity – by William Blake

    He who binds to himself a joy
    Does the winged life destroy
    He who kisses the joy as it flies
    Lives in eternity’s sunrise

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