Of Dreams…

a poem by Ritu

I dared dream-
Building up a little castle- atom by little atom
Till the future was standing there right before me
Larger than life
As real as death
As beautiful as hope…

And then-
Like most dreams do
This one shattered too
I looked at the ugly shards
Of something so precious
So full of promise
Hurtful reminders of what could have been…

When I look up
Life goes on
Wasn’t the world supposed to stop right here?