Living the Dream

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

We live in a world filled with daily challenges and obstacles. We exist in competition and at times even opposition with the Jones and the Smiths and the Reyes and Garcias, and the list goes on and on, endless and persistent.

LIVING THE DREAM

By Al Garcia

We live in a world filled with daily challenges and obstacles.  We exist in competition and at times even opposition with the Jones and the Smiths and the Reyes and Garcias, and the list goes on and on, endless and persistent.  We clash and we brawl over words, over things, over land and over feelings of the heart and of the mind, even with the ones we once loved and we once cherished growing up.  It is the way of all creatures that roam and stray and wander through the maze and web of life’s intricacy and complexity.

In the light of day, we use and abuse each other and we create living images of ourselves to extend our hold on this fragile and brief life that most venerate while some deplore and others abhor.  Under the sun we grow and we toil, we prosper and we thrive, and some even wilt and wither and finally die. 

But when the sun leaves the sky and darkness begins to caress the remaining light, we feel the heaviness of having lived and endured the fleeting splendor of our existence.  The mind begins to sleep and the heart and soul find reprieve and peace if only for this transitory moment, as time fades into the darkness that awaits.

It is then that dreams begin and we begin to live again.  In this world devoid of all that burdened us and encumbered us under the burning sun and blinding light of day, we now find the power and the glory in the blackness and the emptiness within ourselves, an unrestricted and unfettered life again.  We float and walk upon the water.  We fly with wings of gossamer.  We create and we destroy without fear or thought or blame.  In this world we are master of our domain, invincible and untouchable by the frailties of the mortal flesh and blood of our existence.  For you see, a dream is the other part of us.  It completes the whole of us. 

Living the dream is life.  We exist in two parts.  And like a butterfly in flight, we delight at the wind and at the light.  But when the light begins to fade and begins to close our eyes and minds, we are transformed into a form beyond the bounds of mortal man.  It is while living the dream that we touch and feel the substance of our being and of all that is to come.  We become the wind the stars and the magic that twinkles in the sky.  Living the dream is life as it will be when we no longer are restrained by the challenges and obstacles of our mere mortality.  And it is then that our dreams will come true, and life begins again.


Submitted: May 25, 2021

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