Contentment

encases you like a soft dream


The idea before you

seems so perfect

so irreplaceable

so right


You live in this dream

oblivious to all else that moves

believing with all your heart and soul

that this is the way things were meant to be


And will always be


Happiness

Joy

Peace

all fill you

and you rejoice that finally

finally

things are going your way


But then the dream shakes

The very ground shudders under the

tension that you never even realised existed


The tension caused by a will to fight off the truth

to deny something's place in the world


Suddenly

all is revealed


What was once so perfect

now is shown as ugly

as a fa├žade put on to reap personal gain


No longer

is peace and joy felt

only mistrust and a sense of betrayal


The soft dream that had carefully encased you

dissolves

and you are left to face

the harsh reality that is the world unmasked