Nightmare

shadows
Whispers in the night
On the gentle breeze
Of Summer:
Calling to me softly,
Teasing me out of sleep.
Voices in my head
Tormenting me
Always,
Never letting me rest
Or return to slumber deep.
Hands reaching out
Clutching, pushing, pulling
Me down into the pit where
Terror makes me fight.
Panic sets the pulse in my brain
Echoing round my body,
They are haunting me,
Taunting me,
Laughing at my inner pain.
On waking
I’m shaking,
Unnerved
By something lurking
In shadows just above,
Leaving me crying,
Afraid of dying,
Wanting
Comfort and closeness,
I turn and reach for you
My Protector,
My Love.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Nightmare

  1. scifihammy says:

    Aw – Nightmares are So real and So horrid. Even after waking, the fear stays with you a while. Glad you have someone to protect you 🙂

  2. Oh damn!!!
    Look who else is a poet in secret!? My beautiful family never ceases to amaze me, I swear! Great job, Pen!

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