I dreamed that I had woken and the wars had finally ended.
I dreamed that people reasoned and they knew they did not know.
I dreamed that that those who're humble had a voice that could be heard.
I dreamed that myths were seen as myths and facts were verified.
And in my dream, I went to sleep the sleep of peace, content,
For little did I know that I, to my own self, had lied.
I woke and saw that people, though they seemed to be awake,
Had put to sleep their conscience and, while praising liberty,
Did everything they could to please and strengthen hierarchy.
And so were soldiers sent to war and others to the schools.
And so it was, that though awake, I wished that I could sleep,
For cleverness was ruling and had rendered us as fools.