The DreAM

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It is 1:23 a.m. and you wake up with damp sweat hugging your young back


Your eyes are stinging just as leaves would be if the air was filled with pesticides


It's obvious you're exhausted but your mind wont rest a second


Just as a soldier in the middle of a fight


It's happening again


Your dreams are keeping you up at night


I'm not talking about the dreams filled with random characters or subconscious thoughts


I'm talking about the dreams you want more than life itself


The dreams that stick to the side of your brain like gum under a desk


The dreams that make you ask yourself


The dreams sometimes make you doubt yourself


The dreams that overtake your mind and engulf your thinking process like a cobra swallowing its prey


But in reality it's not the dreams that keep you up


It's the fear of not accomplishing them


It’s the fear of not knowing and the fear of not controlling


The reason why we are so afraid of not accomplishing our dreams


is because they are all we have ever known


All we have ever breathed since we were young


And letting those precious dreams slip through our fingers without trying to grasp them


Is like cutting out our heart and saying that we can live only with our lungs.

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