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Nightmare #3

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serenity blaze
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0 posted 06-19-2003 08:40 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for serenity blaze

Sometimes they start out beautiful--
as the sirens of the sea,
enticement of the salted sailor
"come ye, enter to the deep..."

I dreamed I had a box of glass
that held the sea within.
So captivated by its charm
I tottered and I fell in deep.

Only to sprout scales and tail--
gills--allowing me my breath.
Tranquilly I swam beneath
until I spied the eyes of death.

There I saw the giant fish--
with flip of fin, change course.
I recognized maliciousness--
so I dived for safe harbor.

I spied a chest with open lid
filled with golden coin
deftly I dived deeper in
and prayed that I not be purloined.

As I shut the cover tight
I found that I was safe again
Sitting in my livingroom
as the phone began to ring.

I answered it with much relief--
grace--familiarity--
Then the nightmare spoke to me.
The school--it was emergency...

My kids, my kids, my kids I ran
through the woods and down the path
straining eyes to see the scene....
yellow dots there in a sea.

"What is this? What could it be?"
"Fear" announced the laughing hag.
For there within my kids' schoolyard
were miles and miles of bodybags.

And I couldn't even scream...

[This message has been edited by serenity blaze (06-19-2003 08:42 PM).]

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vlraynes
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Somewhere... out there...


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Karen...I remember hearing this one, but seeing it
'in print'?...wow...this hits deep, my friend.
Big hugs to you, and more wishes for a peaceful night's sleep.

"...until you have read the verse on his heart,
you have not truly met the poet.
~vlraynes

visitvenus
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2 posted 06-19-2003 08:48 PM       View Profile for visitvenus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for visitvenus

I dreamed I had a box of glass
that held the sea within.
So captivated by its charm
I tottered and I fell in deep.
-------------------

That really did start out so beautiful and end up REALLY nightmarish!

Excellent write...

-Venus
Janet Marie
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3 posted 06-19-2003 08:59 PM       View Profile for Janet Marie   Email Janet Marie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Janet Marie

NOTICE

Moth poet wanna be with no muse is taking applications for someone...anyone to write me girie a lullaby.

just read all three of these in a row...
dang baby....

No matter what the differences
No matter what the cost
When words become our weapons ...
All that's beautiful is lost.

DeVante'

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4 posted 06-19-2003 09:23 PM       View Profile for Skyfire   Email Skyfire   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfire

*big hugs*
Edder
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ok, i couldn't resist a peek...chilling
Dark Angel
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all I can say Karen is PHEW!

and so wonderfully penned.
brian sites
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7 posted 06-19-2003 09:32 PM       View Profile for brian sites   Email brian sites   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for brian sites

yes
I remember this one too

and you know?
it shows that incredible juxtaposing
stuff
that the mind can do.....
very cool

not the part about the childrens bodybags though....no..that would make the heart stop

and hmmm...good idea Janet Marie
I will work on it
Brad Majors
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8 posted 06-19-2003 10:02 PM       View Profile for Brad Majors   Email Brad Majors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Brad Majors

awesome!
Susan Caldwell
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scary...
Magnus
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10 posted 06-25-2003 05:33 PM       View Profile for Magnus   Email Magnus   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Magnus

Wow, what a shift of scenes,  from bizarre
to outright scary.  Excellently writte.  
Thanx Ser. for the share of your nocturnal
mind...  
serenity blaze
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11 posted 06-25-2003 05:52 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Thanks all for reading, although I confess I had no motivation for writing these other than to get them OUTTA ME.

So I appreciate your reading, as I always do.

I truly feel like I can't say enough to thank you all properly.
Artic Wind
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12 posted 03-24-2009 05:21 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Oh lord, a third nightmare ~ I can handle (sometimes ) one in a couple of days, but three, in a row! LOL oh dear

Enjoyed the read

ARCTIC WIND
 
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