I can hear the shallow breathing
feel the gentle rise and fall of the chest !
A peaceful smile on the face
without any pretense or facade !
I silently watch and peep
as they fall deeper into sleep
The bliss of leaving reality behind
joining a world which is hopeful and kind
A place of one’s choice
a world where they rejoice.
I never saw the ecstatic place
as my conscience keeps me awake.
I long for such a blissful relief
but I am deprived of it !
I am afraid that if I sleep
The dreamcatcher will rob me of my dreams !
He haunts me day and night
while others sleep, I have a plight !
I look everywhere he might be lurking
a place filled with dark
so cold and dead !
I dare not sleep
as I fear he will rob me of my dreams.
Hook in one hand and net in the other
his cloak billowing in the wind
I see him robbing others
taking away their dreams
leaving them cold and dry !
I see it all as he steals
I watch helplessly as he feeds !
The bloody theif!
Wish I could stop him, wish I could rob him !
but he knows it well
that I will eventually drift off to sleep
then he will rob me of my beautiful dreams !