Sneha Murali

Casa De Sueños - Poem by Sneha Murali

I Built a castle in the sky
to house my dreams, i know not why
scared was I that it'd get robbed
and i locked it up safe and sound

I built a moat around my castle
to ward off pretentious devils and still
I put crocodiles and snakes to be on guard
A dragon as well, in case it got hard

I needed to be careful, to protect my dreams
It was a window to my world, a voiceless scream
With a heavy iron heart I put them away
so i could grow up, dreams would never stay

As i heard people say, ''Live in Reality''
I was more convinced of the dreamless insanity
of people who wander, but in a straight line
so afraid of colouring outside the outline

My dreams didn't belong, in this perilous mix
of thinkers, of moguls who strive to get rich
to think of only one thing - making their wallets fat
I couldn't fit in, I didn't belong in that

I wished, I prayed, I dreamt of a dream
where dreams were all that people ate
dreams were all that people drank
and all that people loved and hate

I built a castle in the sky
too hard to reach, i built it high
insured by love and guaranteed by hope
to those lay men, this was all a joke

Oh-so-proud was I to see
a castle built, just for me
a fortress where my love was locked away
a palace where magic was a part of day

I sometimes visited earth in my free time
to see if anyone shared the same ideas as mine
to check if people had stopped dreaming
only a handful was left, sigh! How deceiving!

Yes, deceiving! I was duped into thinking
that people would change, I sat blinking
around me were people, full of vigour
to only move ahead, make money, love was meagre

The castles i built came crashing down
All stared through, minister and clown
my castle had a secret, it stayed up high
only from the magic of people's belief to fly

People's belief to fly? How so you may ask
not actually fly, but to dream, an impossible task
yes, a hard task considering no one believed in dreams anymore
there wasn't any way to make out if the change was for sure

Then in one shift of the wind, the castle rose up
to the amazement and shock of the gentle few some
someone had believed they could fly, they could dream
someone had started imagining, a dogma of magically reformed beings it seemed

that someone was just someone, an unknown name
but it had kept my castle up, it was all the same
that someone grew to a large number, not just 2 or 3
people had 'changed', finally it was not just me! !

The people built me a castle in the sky
now i watch over them, my head held high
all of them had learnt the magic of dreams
and the exquisite journeys that one can take in reams

No longer do i fear that i'd get robbed...
never do i frown, nor have i ever sobbed...
each one with their dreams, a treasure chest of chances
that dreams can provide, you should try taking glances!

Copyright © 2010 by Sneha Murali

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  • (4/11/2010 1:36:00 AM)

    A tender reach to the sky
    When the ground grows bald
    From Waking feet
    making their way
    From Dream to dream
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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 10, 2010

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