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Author Name: Freedyoung 5 Comments
Date Added: October 17, 2003 14:10:57 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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I sit on frozen waters; stars being eaten by the darkness.
Around me nameless faces waiting to consume me.
I cry out to the heavens; breathy, ghostly, soundless.
I run towards the shelter in my desperate need to flee.
But they are all around me, wanting to include me.
And Lady Darkness leads them, a staff upon her hip.
They are eager soldiers, not a coward in their ranks.
And I am but a stranger in this land of no escape.
My legs are now both leaden. Deadness underneath me.
My arms are rendered powerless in my attempt to fight.
And now I flail out madly with feathered arms beside me
Their impact landing softly upon my enemy.
Now suddenly the darkness gives way to Lady Morning.
She wakens me and settles me into her lovely arms.
Lightness all around me bathes me in its softness.
And the frightening lair of darkness is a million miles away.
Author's Notes:
Written in college. I have always had some pretty outrageous nightmares. I wrote this about nightmares in general.
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Comment By: on September 9, 2004 08:41:04 AM Report
Ah, reality..but which in the end is the real thing?

You are a very talented poet and writer and I have enjoyed sampling your work...
Kind regards,

Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on June 12, 2004 03:36:36 PM Report
Excellent work, Dori. You really evoke the fear that nightmares bring. I've had a few myself, so I can relate to this.
Comment By: PremiumMary Lou Allen on March 24, 2004 03:55:19 AM Report
I like this. "Stars being eaten by the darkness". Ooh. I wish I'd said that. I like this very much. I hope all your darkness stays "a million miles away". I really like this. ML
Comment By: FreeTimespell on January 30, 2004 05:22:33 PM Report
Mmmm..NIGHTMARES...the answers to a poets writing block..thats for sure:)
An exellant poem to be able to write and no it is but a dream:)
Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on October 20, 2003 04:08:00 PM Report


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