A Dream Within A Dream

I have felt this way since I was a child and still feel this way a lot of times now. Sometimes I think my life is nothing but a dream, either mine, or someone else's and someday I, or that other person, will wake up from it and then my real life will begin.

In the words of
Edgar Allan Poe:

A Dream Within A Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow-
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand-
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep- while I weep!
O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
ItchyWitch82 ItchyWitch82
26-30, F
3 Responses Jul 24, 2010

I believe life is just a dream and i am dreaming of you. When we come to this realization, we are awakened and we dont get identified with this lifetime

No, I'd never heard of that movie before, but thanks for telling me about it. I'll definitely watch it now :)

I love this, have you ever see the film Inception, with Leonardo Di Caprio? Well it is exactly what your talking about and it is so deep. Sometimes i wish my life was a dream within a dream, so if i wake up and find that this is not the life i want to live, the second time i wake up, it will be everything i could ever wish for.