Impractical Nightmare

July 27, 2011
By Annie_K PLATINUM, Brentwood, Tennessee
Annie_K PLATINUM, Brentwood, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it. ~Neil Gaiman

When I wake every morning
I find discernable marks left on my tender flesh
I raise my fingers up to them
And discover they resemble nails
Like those on a beast from the depths of a damned inferno

I always dread closing my pale eyelids
For fear of something that I cannot control
The beast slips easily into my dreams
As if it had always been there

I can feel the dripping incisors across my hands
Its eyes are not red, but perhaps slightly a lighter shade of blue
It cannot draw forth words to scream in my ear
The silence grows with my escalating panic
I no longer feel my remorse, but an increasing desperation to survive

The creature's laugh sounds hysterical
High pitched and mocking like a coyote's deep throat cry
When I turn my head to find its cryptic location
My neck is strangled by ten violent claws

I begin to wonder why I am haunted
No answer seems to be the best
Cannot I get any valuable sleep?
But it seems the light chases away my monster
And I am left alone

I start to think about it
With all the nightmares that I wake from
To find purple bruises and irritated scratches
And think that there is only one person who can create them

The mirror sees the damage of my nightmares
And I see that same shade of blue in my eyes
And I raise my hands again
To see ten violent claws
And laugh a hysterical cackle

My soul is haunting me
For what underground sin I committed that night
I find that I look the same in the mirror
As the beast in my dreams

I grip at my slender neck
Where the claws would have been
And turn out the lights to invite aggressive darkness
I live out my nightmare in my consciousness
And grip my throat even tighter

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dancestar GOLD said...
on Aug. 22 2011 at 2:54 pm
dancestar GOLD, Westford, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:

that was really a very eerie really scared me and i was totally swept away in the poem...great job! but i really do hope you are not writing from experience itself...


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