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At Last To my knowledge the exact definition of a dream is a, 'fantasy, idea, aspiration, beautiful or ideal person or thing'. However, I believe that a dream is not just an everyday term that we use to pursue a goal or fantasy, it changes people's lives and I believe that without serious dreams there would be no meaning to life. However dreams and memories can destroy a man if they are not altered or manipulated. I awoke to the eerie sounds of the night, except that the sounds of Donanbrook were that of complete silence none of any creature. I seemed to miss that of the squealing pigs of home. I thought about what was to come and how my life would proceed considering what had happened. ...read more.


A faint relief came over me as I awoke from my conscious dreams only momentarily before slipping back into the zombie-like state of mind that harbored my conscious fantasies. As I gazed across the muddy landscape I could see puddles of stagnant water as far as my eyes could see in the dark. There was a vile rotting smell, which seemed to rebuke everything it coated. I turned my back on the horrible sight, which beheld in front of me in ruin, my once safe haven throughout the past few years now torn and trampled. No more, No stop, I turned away as tears swell up in my eyes, I hadn't cried since I was 5 but the sheer feeling of helplessness was overcoming. ...read more.


My conscious mind is slowly loosing; the dreams that have haunted me may finally be silenced. My sins have been redeemed I have been paid back that which I have dealt out to thousands of soldiers. My dreams of soldiers easing into an "honorable" death have faded, and possibly now I may dream for all time in which my friends and family are save from the terrors of the world. I will meet everyone I have lost and see what bright future is held for my family. I watch as bullets stream across my head and the world destroys itself. With a final breath I hope my soul will be carried to the next stage of my... journey. I wish for great memories to be held of me and of how I lived instead of how I died. As I remembered this my spirit rose dramatically and I drifted off into reasonably untroubled sleep. By Aidan Bennett ...read more.

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