How many years did I lose?
How can I get back to that place of innocent joy?
Where my heart’s journey started
Lost inside a huge mansion of distraction
Desperately trying to fight my way out
But the front door is locked
And all the windows are barred
Running along corridor after corridor
Room after room, another world within a world
Searching for a secret passage-way, or a key
Or even a little note beside a bottle that says: ‘drink me’
For it feels like such a long time ago
Since I last saw the light of day
Breathing in the fresh airs of inspiration
That I’d almost forgotten what freedom is like
Incarcerated in this life long prison of human illusion
Where the lives of others lure you in
Distract you, seduce you, make you forget who you really are…
Although in my head, I’ve already figured out my escape a thousand times already
Where I’d go, what I’d do, who I’d be…
But upon waking I can only recall my memories vaguely
Which is the right way to go?
For all the landings, stair-wells, and corridors appear the same…
Was it right, or was it left?
Suddenly I realise the corridors are expanding, getting longer
With even more rooms and more doors, a crisis occurs
Unable to connect up the dots I fear I may never get out of here
The constellations seem to be morphing into unfamiliar shapes
And unrecognisable landscapes
Where is north?
The gaps in-between the dots seem even further apart than ever before
With no idea where the next dot is
Or even if there is supposed to be another one?
A reminder that nothing is ever what it seems
My only hope is to retrace the dots back to square one
Rewinding my life back to the beginning
To my first memories of joy
When my journey first began
Where I can reconnect with my true purpose
Suddenly new dots appear like twinkling stars of hope
Little dots connecting up the big dots, bright dots, and dim dots
Dots in-between dots, and dots on-top-of dots
Starts the ball rolling all-over-again
Recovering all those lost years, stolen moments of now
I’ve found another way
The door swings open
It’s a new dawn, and a new day