Reality is brutal.
It is a reflection
Of shattered dreams
That were once a castle.
A constant reminder
Of what has been lost.
Reality is bitter
For it bears
The ashes of aspirations
That were set ablaze
By unforseen failures.
Reality is those
Million shards of glass
That pierce deeper
Into your flesh
With every step
Covering you in the crimson
Of your own dreams.
Reality is a mockery
Of the fate that betrays
At the moment when dreams
Seem within reach
But are in fact
A mirage.

-Iflah Laraib