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Thursday, 9 August 2012

The Dreamer


The Dreamer dreams
And drifts once more to places so familiar
A labyrinth of thoughts merging in self-doubt
He dreams alone
Footfall labours in the mire he has created
Maze of misconception turns and turns about
The Dreamer dreams
Of chasing solace from the nightmare of confusion
Of finding paths that lead him to redemption
He dreams in silence
The echo of his torture heard by none
No ears will listen to his mute expression
The Dreamer dreams
Hopes and promises once cherished are no more
How each decision he has taken led to this
He dreamt awake
And dreams reality fall starkly into focus
The poisons in his dreams are life’s abyss

© Fergus Martin
2012