I had a wondrous dream today,
my mind just seemed to float away.
It floated here, it floated there,
my dreams can take me anywhere.
I soared across the fields and brooks,
seeking treasures in their hidden nooks.
A funny stick, a funky stone,
some tasty berries their cover blown!
Then to the forest, dark and green,
searching for some sight unseen.
My mind lay open, seeking some clue
as to where I should go, or what I should do.
Chirrup Chirree! A small bird’s call
led me on towards a waterfall
burbling it’s way happily across
a decrepit old log, covered in moss.
I took a moment, at this place,
to fully enjoy the gentle sun on my face.
It warmed my soul… put me at ease…
“MR. BEATTY! Pay attention PLEASE!”
An insistent voice wrenched me away
and banished my dream of innocent play.
“You’ve paid for this course so I felt I should mention
that I expect your undivided attention!”
“Nothing is free so if you want to earn
society’s respect then you’ve got to learn
to complacently fit into your place
of consuming our products at a maddening pace!”
That’s probably not -exactly- what he said
but it seemed to be the gist of where the conversation led.
So I kept my head down and did my best
to hold to my ideals and still pass the test.
For one of these day I’ll get my chance
to help break others away from the hypnotic trance.
A constantly evolving, perpetual mind-fuck
of always needing to spend another buck.
It’s pretty amazing all the nonsense they spout
while trying to tell us what life’s all about.
Our lives could be perfect, they have every answer,
to help us beat debt, skin blemishes, and cancer.
So if you ever find yourself just doin’ it and lovin’ it
or even being afraid to leave home without it
and you realize it isn’t everywhere you want to be…
then dream with me, because dreaming is always free.