From perhaps the most abysmal dream
to the conscious world I awoke.
I lay confused by this bizarre realm;
a thousand ethereal voices spoke!
“Where am I?” I asked. “How’d I get here?”
It slowly sunk in and the truth did burn,
And I was overwhelmed by doubt and fear.
“Why am I here?” I pleaded. “Let me return!”
Do not fear! Said one. Your fever just ended.
You were in a venomous trance, another said.
but despite the fall, you’ve finally ascended.
I was now convinced: I’d lost my head.
You wandered an abyss, said a third, we could do naught
to help, until you’d recognized the surreal.
Thus, were you lost; your identity you forgot.
Then, your consciousness broke the vicious seal!
Philosophy aside, I realized they were right.
“My life revolved around that dream. What’s left for me now?”
The nightmare you lived was dissolved by light.
A more inspired dream you must allow.
Before me appeared a book, with several pages blank.
Whatever you write shall manifest.
It was always yours, but you always sank.
You author life; write only your best!
We now send you back into the dream,
but armed with words for the wise.
Thus write away and define your own realm.
This time, I vowed not to jeopardize!
The voices faded, but ere I fell back into trance
I was curious to know what the pages said.
And I was astonished at the very first glance!
‘The Equilibrium of Life‘, the title read.