I lived upon a dream
That carried me so far away
Each thought, went speeding across my mind
Without a pause to reflect on its existence
What does it all mean?
When distant friends just say hello
When once we meant so much?
Each day passes without a second thought
Not really caring what happens tomorrow
Or what happened yesterday,
Yesterday had long passed
And the future seems to hold
No sweet memories
What happened to the happy life
That we all so patiently await?
Or have we already missed it,
Like the summer days we used to cherish so?
They all seem so easily satisfied
But what is wrong with wanting more?
Each one just falls into place
To form another digit
On the number that tells
How vast we are
We are all strangers to so many people
But yet, we happy that way
Being of so little importance
To our neighbour
No one cares about not knowing
The neighbour but one
Everyone’s too busy
Trying to sort their lives
When they do not know
That it has already been planned
Why not just sit back
And let it take place,
And try and enjoy
What there is of this dreary life?
Dreary as it is
We still say: “Praise the Lord”
Each morning when we awake
But, it’s all just taken for granted
If we do not awake, how do we know
That we do not live,
And that it is others who breathe
That are dead?
As we sail, we remember
Those cherished summer days
That soon they may return.