Nightmare

By SilentStalker

His eyelids close; his limbs relax;
Exhaustion takes its toll.
And as he finds
his peace of mind,
A nightmare takes control.

He's trapped inside a cursed world;
Pursued by Countless fangs.
A cry in fear;
His time is near--
As darkness overhangs.

The things that he would undergo
Are anything but mild.
As endless gore,
And beasts galore,
Torment the little child.

An incident more horrible
Than one can make it seem.
With waking eyes
He'll realize,
It all was just a dream.

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Copyright 2003 Darun Ferguson
Published on Monday, September 15, 2003.     Filed under: "Horror" and "Poetry"
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  • sIo On Tuesday, December 27, 2016, sIo (887)By person wrote:

    All of your work is so vivid and utterly shakes me to the bones.

  • Nimue44 On Monday, January 5, 2015, Nimue44 (350)By person wrote:

    Almost a hymn to a nightmare, delightfully wicked. Brava!

  • Ealantair On Friday, July 12, 2013, Ealantair (131)By person wrote:

    The flow is simply delightful, really does add to the tension.

  • A former member wrote: I did quite enjoy the rhyme scheme and alliteration of your poem. Very well done.

  • With love_Crow On Thursday, December 27, 2012, With love_Crow (120)By person wrote:

    This was awesome! I loved how you describe the nightmare taking control when he finds peace of mind. A fantastic write!

  • Stephanie Sideways On Thursday, December 27, 2012, Stephanie Sideways (302)By person wrote:

    Flawless flow, carefully and creatively worded! a great piece and thank you!

  • Poe Etiquette On Wednesday, January 12, 2011, Poe Etiquette (156)By person wrote:

    very psychologically inspiring. made me muse

  • Emptyness Inside Me On Tuesday, February 1, 2005, Emptyness Inside Me (175)By person wrote:

    very creative and original, I really like the flow and content of this, great job as always Darun. ~Josh~

  • Shadow Fox On Sunday, November 14, 2004, Shadow Fox (20)By person wrote:

    wow. wicked poem stalker. loved it

  • A former member wrote: this really works. killer job

  • Dancing_Monkey On Sunday, September 21, 2003, Dancing_Monkey (1288)By person wrote:

    whooo.. this I realy like.. so damn wicked..

  • A former member wrote: You know...I don't know what you were talking about in your description. I find your poetry delightful. The only way I could see someone not liking your poetry is if they took it seriously.

  • SilentStalker On Tuesday, September 16, 2003, SilentStalker (1092)By person wrote:

    That's the thing. some people DO. It's scary, sometimes. Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Hmm...you promise not to stalk me, I promise not to stalk you...he he he. I write most of my poetry from the emotions I'm feeling. If I'm angry, it could turn out into a "killing someone" poem...doesn't mean that's what I'm gonna do... Scholar

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