What are dreams but half-hidden meanings
Fears and hopes
Both unfulfilled.
Taste of horrors and of bliss?

Life too has its share of
              nightmarish suffering
Of momentary joys that cannot last.

How we long for the fears to be dispelled,
Terrors extinguished and
Hopes satisfied.

Will they ever be so?

Maybe life is the dream
and death the reality,
the consummation of the dream?