Colin F. Jones

SOMALIAN

Life is good while you live it –
When you don’t you are dead.
Between, the hell, there’s real joy in it
If you live the dreams inside your head.
While we dream they come to kill us,
Kill us in our feathered beds,
For reality never overlooks us,
And dreams bleed away in the blood it sheds.
No! You must not be happy
More than a brief moment in life’s time;
For you are destined to be unhappy
Your existence is much sadder than mine.
And we who lack the knowledge,
Think all will be fine.