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Stuck in a dream

by Praveen Kumar

All of us have dreams. We dream of so many things in life. However, the majority is stuck in this rat race that has taken over the world in the last few decades. This is a reminiscence of that.

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sitting inside the train
after finishing work
i watch the people
rush home just like me

like migrating birds
travelling a long distance
i make this daily journey
from one end to another

i make this journey
from one end to another
to keep me distracted
from all things i am missing

a loving family i left behind
my happiness knew no limits
sadness brushed outside with ease
living a life as it should be

eager to climb up the ladder
eager to prove people wrong
i sacrificed happiness
i traded joy for “loneliness”

with my eyes watching the exit
my heart yearns out to
the home i left behind
while looking to rebuild my nest;

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note: written for a friend :). 

The stuck in a dream poem was first published on Jul 27, 2008. Republished on July 25, 2020.

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2 comments

pratik July 16, 2010 - 9:34 am

awesome! your poems are really amazing,,, i especially like the way you encapsulate emotions that are often hard to grasp

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erica maples February 23, 2013 - 10:55 am

i would have to agree with you Pratik, on what you said about this poem it’s very good i would have to say

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