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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Nightmare Hours

nightmare by lucyluh @ deviantART


Hours of darkness
Spent in the fetal position,
Invisible demons
Whose monstrous claws
Tear flesh from bone,
Eviscerated with every slash,
Praying desperately
For the redemption of dawn.

Hours of light
Spent in the same position,
Invisible to those around me
Whose monstrous claws
Tear away time, faith, sanity,
With no sign
Of pending salvation
At the end of day,
Despite my desperate prayers.


~~~~ This poem was inspired by a prompt from Imaginary Garden with Real Toads asking us to consider dreams and nightmares.

6 comments:

Mary said...

Oooooh, a truly frightening dream. And....Sometimes I wonder about prayer myself.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Beautifully and intensely nightmarish. Good one!

Kiana said...

I don't like nightmares, however I think you captured them in poem very nicely!

Mystic_Mom said...

Shiver. Shudder. Cringe. Wow.

Helen said...

This is gripping! Awake and asleep, nightmares in spite of the prayers.

my heart's love songs said...

i know my day can carry into my nightmares and the nightmares can haunt my days. a stunning write!