I Only Sleep

When I was young
I dreamed in colour.
I saw polka dots and unicorns.
The sky was orange,
The sun was green,
The grass was blue
And chocolate grew on trees.
People always had a smile on their faces.
But alas, I am young no more.
And now I see only dark
When I close my eyes.
Black hearts,
Black faces,
Blank faces.
Grey grass, grey sky.
Nothing grows and all the
Trees are gone.
The smoke rises in columns
From the millions of
Chimneys which smatter the sky.

But this isn't a dream.
The world truly is so
Black and white.