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Nightmares

I'm fighting
over your lies
I'm crawling
over to my tree
these bleeding leafs
is all I ever see
In the shapes of hearts
they fall
and fall
into the muddy puddle
to be stomped on
thrashed and scratched
torn and tattered
until they're nothing at all
does this sound familiar?
the way you left me?
you cheated me out of a chance
to show you who i am
my ribs ripped open
the heart i own is exposed
but you took your dagger
with one thrust
i fell to your feet
gripping this old worn sheets
I Awake from my dream

I sleep at night
the way i used to
before i ever saw you.
Sometimes i awake at night
screaming to the thoughts
the way we were
the way i held you tight
the way you looked that night
It was love at first sight
but i can no longer fight.
this war you have one
take your trophy,
my scarred and worn heart
put it on your golden shelve
showed it to your friends
have them hold it
smash it
crush it
play ball with it
I'm done with it
just remove the lead balls
from the shell of a shotgun
you shot to pierce my soul
and when i awake at night
screaming again
i'll fall back to sleep
knowing your image
is nothing more
then a nightmare
tonight.

You walk by me so much
i just want a touch
of the drug called love
suck it through the needle
so i can shoot it up
into my veins
it will stay
but eventually i will pay.
you left me again
have i once more sinned?
why am i caring so much for you?
the pain you caused
the life i've lost
it's been given to you by court order
do i still have to cross the border
to get away from your sight?
i will flee once more
i shall take flight tonight
and see if these winds
will clear my mind
of your memory
my nightmare

can you say i was a mistake?
or are you mine?
i don't know what to say
so i'll just fade away
come on babe
just tell me my wrong
and i'll stay out of your life
forever
just like you want it
the way you make me feel about it
i'll break my addiction
and check into rehab
won't that be so "fab"?
i hope your friend helps you through your issues
the way i was going to
you refused to talk
even after i removed your stitches
i'm tired of trying
tired of lying
so through me into the sea
and let me sink deep
tonight i will sleep with the fishes
becoming an accessory to the ocean floor
with the love boat
that sunk so long ago.

I sleep at night
the way i used to
before i ever saw you.
Sometimes i awake at night
screaming to the thoughts
the way we were
the way i held you tight
the way you looked that night
It was love at first sight
but i can no longer fight.
this war you have one
take your trophy,
my scarred and worn heart
put it on your golden shelve
showed it to your friends
have them hold it
smash it
crush it
play ball with it
I'm done with it
just remove the lead balls
from the shell of a shotgun
you shot to pierce my soul
and when i awake at night
screaming again
i'll fall back to sleep
knowing your image
is nothing more
then a nightmare
tonight.

Nightmares are when the one thing you feared...comes to life...maybe a past memory will haunt your dreams, telling you what you should and shouldn't do, or what you should or shouldn't have done. I'll tell you one thing. This nightmare is no fun.



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HeyChanel said...
Sept. 1, 2012 at 10:23 pm:
This is really good!
 
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stacyrose3 said...
Feb. 29, 2012 at 8:30 am:
I loved these lyrics so much . I can relate to how u feel. :_)
 
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scenesoccerqueenThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jan. 3, 2012 at 9:16 pm:
very heart wrenching, personalization gives it more emphasis, youre a great writer!
 
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alanphu3 said...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 2:54 pm:
very touching and interesting and good use of personification and relations.
 
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Lost_In_LALA_Land said...
Oct. 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm:
I loved it :) 
 
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Cello_girllll This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 2, 2011 at 4:57 pm:
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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youcanttouchmyswag said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 11:56 am:
i liked the use of personification in your poem ! it was very original !
 
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ThisIsRiveraThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Mar. 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm:
dude this was spectacular i throughly enjoyed it and i can feel everything in it you have a true talent
 
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purplechoc said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 6:51 pm:
chills and tears
 
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Lenah said...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm:
it's so awesome! i'm guessing you write when you're hurt? if so, Me too!!! :) love your skill
 
SaintJamesHallow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 10:18 pm :
Yes, I write a lot when I'm hurt and this is just some of my "appropriate" writings, most of my other songs are really cruel.
 
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e@gles16 said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 9:15 am:
this have alot of meaning to it, what with your songs that i feel like i have to follow my mistakes when i do make them? Thanks:)
 
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sillygirl880 said...
Dec. 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm:
that was touching it praticaly made me cry . you wont believe how many people go through that very exact thing so it was inspiring for youm to write that. you pritty much just spoke up for alot of people out there you should be proud of your self.
 
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Jennypooh said...
Nov. 11, 2010 at 8:19 am:
That was really nice...I'm inspired
 
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no1butherself said...
May 19, 2010 at 8:13 am:

i definitely read this and fell in love with it. i made up a little tune in my head as well :D

love it(:

 
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bookworm75 said...
Dec. 31, 2009 at 10:29 am:
love the song, cool
 
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*JustDance* said...
Nov. 29, 2009 at 8:40 pm:
Great job, I can definitely relate ;)
 
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Jatavion said...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 9:00 am:
this was really good, although some parts were a little confusing. i think that the confusion just adds to the song though instead of hurting it. great job in all :)
 
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