Friends – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

All they want is food and water
They want to play and take walks
They want to be petted, sit in you lap and sleep in your bed
They want company and friendship
If you give them these simple things
they will give you their world
and they’ll never fail you
Dogs are more human than us
because they live up to our ideals
better than we do

by Andreas Blaustein

Hope – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

Hope made me
It also broke me
but I was never happy without it
I can feel spots of mould growing all over my brain
Whatever
I guess I’ll just keep living
and hope
that the problem solves itself

by Andreas Blaustein

Who The Fuck? – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

Modern life demands so many things of me
I’m supposed to get eight hours of sleep each night
I’m supposed to work out
Get to work in time
If I have a job I don’t like
I’m supposed to simply find another job that I like
The problem is that I don’t like any job at all
I’m supposed to check my notifications from all the apps
I’m supposed to answer messages, e-mails and calls
I’m supposed to have a party, fuck, drink and meet new people
I’m supposed to know everything that’s going on in the world
I’m supposed to have an opinion on all of it
Whether I know anything about it or not is not important
And I’m supposed to remember
to have a lot of super duper fun and carpe the shit out of that diem
I’m supposed to live until I’m ninety
and die happy
Who the fuck can live up to all of this shit?

by Andreas Blaustein

Persian Goddess – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

I don’t know if it got to you, if you’ve stopped breathing
If it happened, I hope it didn’t hurt too much in the final moment
I’m so sorry for everything
I’m sorry for not trusting you and I’m sorry for hurting you
But sorries won’t do any good
I’ll meet you later and make it right
I never met you in life, but I think I fell in love with you
At least for a moment
It’s just not fair that we found the missing pieces of ourselves
Without being able to put ourselves together
Like everyone else can
I wish you peace
You deserve it more than most

by Andreas Blaustein

A Few Observations – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

Light doesn’t always bring clarity
Sometimes it brings blindness
wrapped in ethereal linen
Sound doesn’t always make you listen
It could easily make you deaf
to everything else
Dark isn’t always dangerous
It can guide you to a self-portrait
because there is nothing else to see
Silence isn’t always silent
Sometimes there’s one beautiful note
amidst the screams of the world

by Andreas Blaustein

Sandbox – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

Take away all the machine guns, grenades, rifles and pistols
Take away all the tanks, airplanes and ships
Take away the radar and the drones
The missiles and and nuclear bombs
Take away all the motivations
All the speeches, commercials and simple arguments
Take away all the soldiers in all the armies
What do you have left?
Two children quarrelling over the best toys in the sandbox

by Andreas Blaustein

Venus Flytrap – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

I got a venus flytrap for my birthday
That was in the beginning of autumn
I was so excited to see if it would catch any flies the coming summer
So I watered it and took care of it as best I could
But I was worried that it didn’t get enough sunlight
So I put it out on the balcony one day
I promised myself
I would take it back inside as soon as it got too cold
Of course, I forgot about it
My venus flytrap is now dying
as it stands on the table in front of me
It’s all withered and tortured
I hope it has a chance
of surviving a piece of shit like me

by Andreas Blaustein

Curse – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

I have realized something
I don’t think I like being happy
I think that bitterness have become my comfort zone
I don’t know how it happened
or if I even want to get out of it
That’s the fucked up part
I love to sit around being sad about whatever
Feeling hopeless
Down and out
Dying
I think this drives many people towards drugs and alcohol
I don’t know what it means that I haven’t gone there yet
Maybe I will in the future
I’d like to say that this is a curse
But that would imply that I have no control over it
If I have no control over it, I can’t change it
But I know I have, and I know I can
I just don’t do it

by Andreas Blaustein

Don’t Listen – The First 25 Years of a Dreamer

Don’t listen to me
I’m just a kid who dreamt of flying
Now, at grown age, I’m still standing in the same spot and flapping my arms
while everyone else has passed me by long ago
I don’t have anything else to say
Just
Don’t listen to me

by Andreas Blaustein