Surprisingly,
it was just a dream,
I really didn’t know,
It wouldn’t cost me anything.


And long ago, through many days,
I dreamed in dreary ways
Of gardens, parks, and fishing pools;
Of stupid animals, Of happy fools


Of People who had gone by the way;
Of themes and places forgotten,
Of dreams and traces of friends begotten;


But the dream was a dream, and I woke up to find
That although I pushed, I couldn’t repay it back in kind;
That life is life, that dawn is dawn
That strife is strife, until dreams are gone;


Till the line is cast, the hook is sunk
And set, the mast; and the travelers, hunched;


Till the oars are broken, the supplies vanquished,
The stern rotted, and my stomach famished;


Then all is gray and gay, and may it be true
Where there be no wistfulness or broken hearts;
Where dreams have faded, where friends renewed
Rise to play the commendation of their parts.

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Written by myself.