If you have a dream, do not share it
With those you share reality.
They will never understand.
If you have a wish, do not utter it aloud
Wishes are like butterflies, they die too soon.
If you have a vision, friend, close your eyes
Lest others snatch the light.
Close your eyes, fellow dreamers
Close your mind, hide it
In the farthest, deepest recess as possible.
One day, we will call for a conclave
Where we all will sit in a circle
Around a hearth of love
Huddled inside a cloak of trust
Our faces lit up with the glow of faith
We will giggle, rub our noses together
Kiss the nape of our necks
And tell us all about each other
And hold our hands tight, tight, tight...
Till then - do not share your dreams -
With those you share reality...
*********** Balachandran V, Trivandrum 28-08-2011