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?