Night Visitor

You come to me in the night unbidden,
An unwelcome visitor invading my hours of rest,
Replacing my slumber with fear and panic,
My heart pounding madly in my chest.
Floating, drifting, meaningless,
Dismissed from one life, lost in another,
Uncharted territory, blind and alone,
I am abandoned, a child with no mother.
I feel your presence against me, heavy,
As I struggle for air and each breath,
Painful, I hear you whisper my name,
You are no Angel, Dark Caller of Death.
Using inner strength I knew not I possessed
I claw to the surface, shouting, angry, crying
No, no, don’t take me, not yet, not yet
I will not submit to dying:
A hand is offering comfort and safety
As Dawn’s light brings release and a new day,
But I know you are waiting and will come again
To catch me unawares and snatch me away.
nightmare angel

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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5 Responses to Night Visitor

  1. colinandray says:

    Very good! It brings back memories of not wanting to go back to sleep for fear of a repeat nightmare. Fortunately, those are currently rare circumstances. 🙂

  2. scifihammy says:

    Wow, this is a powerful poem! 🙂

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