~ONCE UPON A DREAM~

Once upon a dream

When Sun sprinkled golden rays upon my freezing body

And melted the ice in my soul,

I was a happy man.

 

Once upon a dream

When Dawn teared Dew upon my rusting blades of grass

And polished them into glittering jewels,

I was a rich man.

 

Once upon a dream

When Night’s sky was riddled with dancing Stars

And Moon joined them as they watched me journey down

The road of dream land,

I was a proud man.

 

Now, at my journey’s end, I have awoken.

 

Now Sun sucks the warmth out of my soul

And Dawn throws tiny embers in place of Dew down at my glittering grasses

And turns them into roasted flakes of pride.

 

And crippled Moon cannot climb up there

Into Starless Night

To watch me as I make my journey

Into nothingness.

 

I want to return to Sleep

And dream again.

But my eyes have refused to shut.

 

I want to return to Sleep

And join the Dreamers.

But there is nowhere here to lay my head.

 

Once upon a sleep,

I was a dreamer.

Once upon a dream,

I was a happy man.

 

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Kofi is an MPhil student at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana. He is interested in all forms of art, especially the performing arts.

 

 

 

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