Another World

Had a dream once
Didn't mean much at the time
Room full of people
A tear in every eye
Like any funeral
But the deceased could not be seen
For they were mourning
The world that might have been

And I woke up
But it took so many years
I woke up
But it took so many years
To sink in

About the dream
That didn't mean much at the time
As I grew older 
In their faces I saw mine
Instead of tear drops
In their eyes just apathy
Their voices saying:
If I'd had the opportunity

You woke me up
After oh so many years
You woke me up
And allowed another world
To begin

If only once in a blue moon
If only once in a life (repeat many times)
You have your chance

©  Clive Smith 1997

© Clive Smith 2017