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.
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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. 🙂
Wow, this is a powerful poem! 🙂
I’m particularly pleased with finding the image as a lot were too scary for me!
Yes, I also liked the photo you chose 🙂