Nightmares

August 24, 2011
By savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.


Silence.

I hear my breath
A huffing, gasping breath
Full of fear.

Vision fails
Eyes see nothing

Nothing.

Nothing but black.

Whispers find their way
To my ears
Whisper things
Terrible things.

A chill creeps over me
Freezing my soul.

Laughter echoes
Against the insides of my skull

Creatures of darkness
Stalk me
Cruel snarls etched
On their faces

Screaming.

I know I’m screaming
But I can’t hear it

Clawing at my throat
Scratching red lines
Painting the damp stone walls
With blood.

I shudder and writhe
Against the floor
Trembling in the corner

There’s no escape
From this endless
Timeless abyss

I shut my eyes
And pray to wake up

But I’m already awake.



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on Feb. 21 2012 at 7:39 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Thank you :)  My poem Lucy. the only one I've gotten an editor's choice award for was actually the product of a dream that I had.

on Feb. 21 2012 at 3:30 pm
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

Yikes. This is disturbingly familiar to some of the nightmares I've had recently (except for the throat clawing, but there was blood.) Still, no matter how terrifying or odd dreams get, they are always an amazing source of inspiration for writing, but I can see that you already know that. ^_^

on Aug. 28 2011 at 1:56 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Oh dear, I sounded very stupid.   Sorry, I knew that.  I was very confused... D:  Nightmares are very terrifying, especially when you think they're real while dreaming.

on Aug. 28 2011 at 12:05 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Oh dear, the Raven didn't mean to sound sarcastic. Only to imply that such a nightmare can be quite terrifying, and it's a blessing to wake from them.

on Aug. 28 2011 at 10:21 am
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

LOL, yah you don't really want this kind of darkness.  ...Are you being sarcastic?  Because I was already awake in the poem... slightly confused.

on Aug. 27 2011 at 5:35 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Oh me oh my, this is the kind of darkness which doesn't want to be shared; it wants to spread like a plague across the land. Nevertheless, you shared it well, and you made it so alive, that I was frightened for several moments.

Thank goodness you woke up. :)





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