my nightmares are awake


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Written while sitting in a library in Laconia, New Hampshire.

my nightmares are awake


the passing of time
the death of tempus temper
swallowed up in the whimper
of the decaying day

my nights are cold
bathed in black rites
and familiar spirits
and when they speak i sympathize
as the waters gather in the corners
of my eyes
my nightmares are alive

restless, as i descend into mania
i have to save my own soul
because no one knows
that my nightmares are awake

i can feel the cold touch
the kicks and such
the bitter bites
and the pitter patter of rain and ruin

no guilded lillies in my garden
just my soul to rake
the earth opens up and my skies harden
my nightmares are awake


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henryb3 commented on my nightmares are awake


I love the darkness of this poem disturbing yet I could not stop reading because you reveal the truth and feelings that follows nightmares.



thank you so much for your time !

Poetry is what gets lost in translation.

Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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insomnia 18
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mother 14
ash 27
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low 19
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