No siren sounds disturbed the city's gentle rest,
No rattling gun, no rumbling tanks, no battle cry
Punctured the darkness, leaving all around distressed.
I dreamed the morning light laid out a fresh spring day
Or summer's vivid flowers, or rich autumnal glow;
Cold winds would surely sweep the foulest air away
And leave the purest calming drifts of winter snow.
I dreamed that all the Earth was whole again once more
That all we passengers had settled up our dues
That want became plenty, that peace had replaced war
That a just and fair world would be the world we'd choose.
But I awoke, and it was just another dream, I knew;
Another day awaited me with so much more to do.