Dreaming (A Nightmare)

June 25, 2011
By StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi


Dreaming in the winding streets,
The beggar plays his violin,
His dog sits haggard next to him
As serpents writhe for lack of heat

In the shadowed valleys of a troubled mind,
The dark is banished by a single light
So free of vice, so purely right…
And the madman’s silent screams unwind

For far away, in a murdered wood,
In the darkened ruin a fountain plays,
And the serpent’s tail so slowly strays
From the shadowed valleys in search of good

There’s no pure good in these winding streets;
Troubled dreams alone can live that lie.
The dog lets out a long, pained cry,
And the shadows writhe for lack of heat.


The author's comments:
If this poem makes next to no sense and completely creeps you out, it might be because I wrote it at four in the morning. But I hope you enjoy it anyway.

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on Aug. 5 2011 at 11:10 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Whoo! I didn't creep anyone else out! :)

on Aug. 5 2011 at 10:50 pm
Love.Hate.Passion., Spring Valley, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
~Hope. Faith. Love~
~Be proud of who you are.You are all unique in a different way.~
~I WILL NOT fade into oblivion , and become less than
a distant memory.~

Mind.Blown.

Again.

You write such interesting , creative, odd poetry.

I enjoyed reading this and am happy to say I was not creeped out.

:)


on Aug. 2 2011 at 12:50 pm
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 391 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi

Thanks! :) Yeah, it's pretty creepy...but it rhymes. Hooray for insomnia poetry! :P

on Aug. 2 2011 at 1:40 am
Garnet77 PLATINUM, Sinagpore, Other
31 articles 6 photos 578 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything's a triangle." ~ My mother

"Write what you love, write what you care about, because sometimes, it's the easiest way to be heard."

Definitely creeped me out. But still very well written. You had beautiful word choice, and this feels like it would be a nightmare. :)


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