The Happiest Dream

Lost and confused,
I walk all alone.
This dark empty place,
chills me to the bone.

It’s to dark to see,
but I really don’t care.
I can feel them around me,
as they sit and they stare.

The only sounds are my footsteps,
echoing off of the walls.
And my slow steady breathing,
which isn’t helping at all.

My eyes are adjusting,
and I stand in disbelief.
I can see she’s been busy,
robbing souls as a thief.

The puppets fill shelves,
and they clutter the walls.
With no dreams or passions,
and no lives at all.

I find what I came for,
on a shelf at the top.
Two small wooden figures,
I move towards them and stop.

I can feel her eyes,
burning holes in my back.
And I can’t help but smile,
at the feelings I lack.

You’re not supposed to be here,
and I want you to leave.
But I ignore all her words,
all her lies and deceits.

I grab the small puppets,
and slowly turn around.
She stands there and watches,
not making a sound.

You ruined my life,
and the life of my friend.
We do not belong here,
among fools with no end.

Her smile grows cold,
and her jaw starts to clinch.
Her eyes become fire,
as I move toward the bench.

I turn my back to her,
as the fumes burn my eyes.
And as she realizes what’s happening,
she’s starting to cry.

I turn back once more,
as the room starts to fade.
whispering “hell won’t be big enough,
for the army you’ve made.”

I stop at the door,
and light a small match.
I toss it behind me,
into the gasoline patch.

Sunlight hits my face,
and I still hear her screams.
Then I wake up in bed,
it was all just a dream.

I try to catch my breath,
as I roll to my side.
And I sit there and stare,
at two wooden eyes.

One looks just like you,
and the other like me.
My heart hits my stomach,
how could this be?

I turn on a light,
and I laugh as I stand.
Because they both have huge smiles,
and they’re both holding hands…

The Happiest Dream

Brad Post

Joined February 2008

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all in my head

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