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Poem - I Awoke

I wrote the poem “I Awoke” as a free form exercise. As usual, there is a twist to the poem. I swear I channel M. Night Shyamalan. Anyway, after finishing the poem I looked for a quote that spoke to what others said about dreaming. I found that Carl Jung said the following about Mandalas:

"The 'squaring of the circle' is one of the many archetypal motifs which form the basic patterns of our dreams and fantasies. But it is distinguished by the fact that it is one of the most important of them from the functional point of view. Indeed, it could even be called the archetype of wholeness."

Go Jung and your archetypes! It seems that I tapped right into his stream of thought with the last line of the poem. Now, what can I do with this realization?

I Awoke
Poem for Day 067 – 20141129

I awoke in a world
full of interesting people.
I knew none of them
but I was completely at ease.
I was not my own age
because I defined by action instead.
Pain was not a companion.
People acted with civility.

Would I trade this world
for the dream that haunts me so?
My dream is of pain
of my person and society.
My dream is of discourse.
Unremorseful hatred rules.
I am glad that I could awake
and escape that nightmare.

Now I walk around naked,
my clothes vanished in a blink.
My vehicles change shape
as I drive from the back seat.
I visit places long gone
and other places only existing
in my blessed awakened state.
This is the world I awoke in.

Maybe I'll go back
to that dream world later.
Maybe I'll return to
that sleeping nightmare.
For now I will live
in the world awakened.
For now I will live
in a place that completes me.

© 2014. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved.
Tags: awakening, dream, poem

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