How do you know?
How do you know when it is real or just a dream?
When you are running as fast as you can and still you hear it chasing you
so you run faster.
If it’s a dream, then why do you feel that little breeze
across your cheek like you are being softly touched as they passed you?
Why do you feel the fingers of fear running up and down your spine if
it is just a dream?
The sweat is running down your face soaking your shirt, you sit on the curb for just
a minute to collect your thoughts when you see a shadow in the street light.
The shadow moves toward you slowly at first then it picks up speed so you
get up and start running again.
You notice that the sky is getting lighter. It will be dawn soon, but that doesn’t stop
the shadow. It keeps coming.
All of a sudden you recognize your street and soon you see your house. You
run up the steps and unlock your door as quickly as you can. You are safe inside.
When you awaken, you lay there to collect your thoughts. Then you remember
your dream. Sitting up on the side of the bed, you see your running shoes, your
shirt is thrown across the chair.
Getting up, you check your shoes and they are wet and muddy and your shirt
is soaked. You gather them up to throw in the wash and out of the corner
of your eye, you see a shadow move quickly across the room.
Was it real, or just a dream? How do you know?