IN THE WAKE OF DREAMS
When you dream there’s a chance
You’ll find a field of smiles with leaves
On the face of a child with rainbow eyes.
She will stretch out a hand and play with your hair
And sing like rain on the roof of your soul
Her heart will be of the purest red
Her hair; silky and long will reach into your mind
and caress your thoughts into a blur
When you dream you will find
A little laughter
A happy ever after
A castle of crickets creeping in the crescendo of the night
As the wind whistles wistful wiles on your wings
Your foot will sprout daisies in the grass
Your voice will pour rainbows into the sea.
When you dream you may find a way
From the desert of dead voices in your bones-
A ladder to paradise.
When you dream there’s a little harmony
That echoes even in the hell you call a heart.
There is a chance when you dream
You will find beauty and rhyme
But one thing is for sure
You will surely wake up.
-Osalam Chinwe Wosu