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How fleeting is our nightly dream; awake it can't be found.
Barely alert it will escape into some underground.
Group exercise for brain neurons: dream by products occur.
Attempts to give significance, the mind meanings infer.
Native Americans would catch dreams in wooden net hoops.
Good spirit versions were preserved, others fell through the loops.
Symbolically dreams can detail hidden desire or fear.
As the sentinel sinks in sleep visions freely appear.
Unruly thoughts disguise themselves providing harmless vent.
Shady fantasies are fulfilled with principles absent.
Preposterous accomplishments rack up as bill of fare.
No social consequence to face, there is devil may care.
Dreams can act as a clearinghouse for unprocessed events.
They sort and store or empty out the copious contents.
Rapid eye movement beta waves are cycled in the brain.
Dreams can stabilize our passion and sanity maintain.
Submitted on February 05, 2010
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