The shadows take our dreams away,
And nightmares have come to stay.
If I die before I wake,
Tell God, my soul, to not forsake.
Will you come and find me here,
He’s coming fast. He’s coming near.
Tell him not to steal my skin,
Leaving only bones to live within.
Find me now and chase away,
The nightmares which have come to stay.
If you leave before I wake.
I know, my soul, God will forsake.
K. Aldaya, 2/18/17
How did the dreams of youth become,
So deep a pain inside?
How did I become so numb,
To the dreams once held with pride?
My dreams were once everything;
They helped me to cope,
And with every song that I would sing,
I’d feel a renewed hope.
How is it what once brought joy,
Brings now only pain?
The songs of youth soft and coy,
Sound out now as a bitter refrain.
I can not help how I feel.
I can’t change what’s happened;
Yet I sometimes still wonder how it would feel,
To have followed those dreams to the end.
K. Aldaya, 2/5/16
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