The 'Butterfly' wondered and said to me :
"Now and then, I see life, it’s a distant second
The first is always the dream
Caught squarely between the hazy view of morning twilight
And the rues of awakened and gloomy realities
It runs along and finds itself in the alacrity endowed to the mists of lands so pure
Life in motion but it seems inept to meet that which shimmers up ahead
The faith that lingers behind but still it swaggers in its drunken charm
You wait and gather faith or flounce and give in to the magical pull
Why do they break at times and make us wonder thus
Why do they wander so apart, unendurable first yet settling deep
For in togetherness each thrives, as one you become
But do they really stand apart at times?
Or does life itself break its ranks to sit idle and drool, to sit idle and despair?
Do you think of life as the dew that binds the cold and warm
Or as being empty to a dream, void of faith and hope?
The opulence of that peep into the future and the sustenance of hope
Doth always rekindle in you, as it doth in me
Life in its innate, ground in freedom and the courage
So true to nature, so far from conscious thought
And yet I sit in retrospect to think of one time
If I ever felt them apart, if ever did faith fall behind
The question impresses upon the foolish who think while others do
That in the prism of our being, you can’t deny a differential focus
Nor can you hover in a thick vacuum
I’m no stranger to each of the three parts as are many that surround me
And then again, it’s not each apart as I put it right?
It’s just one simple life; there are some wanting to take the reins
Some waiting, not fully knowing when the game really began."
And t'was that which I had long pondered so I replied :
"I dunno if life comes second or first
But I'm vaguely aware of my own thirst
To seek solace in memories when things go wrong
And seek hope in my dreams when I cant be strong
It's one step forward and one step back
In the mortal dance to an unheard track
My dreams and my hopes, leave reality muddled
And I live a reality that leaves me befuddled
I seek no clarity now for there is none to be found
It's all just an illusion of life, to which we all are bound...."