Of Ending Dreams

I dreamt of senseless violence

I dreamt of conquered hope


I awoke to crushing noises, pulses

explosions all around a bloodied beach


Bullet hole graffiti art, strung

abstractly across every wall and door


Frozen in fear, surreal, I’m here,

paralyzed in fulfilling prophecies


One day, the pain will subside

One day, the dream will end


Cries of children, lost and trembling,

wails of desperate mothers, searching


The scent of rotting blood and flesh

passing through the air in streams


Shadows growing, expanding,

swallowing sun-caressed scenes


Wide-eyed surprises bursting

through shattered bedroom windows


One day, the torment will cease

One day, the dream will end


Not a dream, but a nightmarish design

I’ve watched it unfold a thousand times


Taking place in subconscious mind

Chaos thrives behind sleeping eyes


Searing images like jagged slices

The color red, so bold, entices


The stench of death, man-made devices

Locking them down in crushing vices


One day, I know, the light will shine

One day, I pray, my dream will end


Reclaiming peace



© copyright Ben D.A 2011

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

...And I thought I come from the universe of weird dreams =) Ben, your thoughts are deep, caring, inspirational. It's quite an insightful journey.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thank you guys so VERY much :]


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Uriel 5 years ago from Lebanon

i will have to agree with This is my life the peom is EPIc :D trust me you aren't the only one waiting for the dream to shatter, i was listening to into the fire [the grey's anatomy soundtrack] and the music simply made the experience more memorable. One of the best poems by you!! [at the end of the day i think i will end up quoting you! :D]

Best regards,

Uriel


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thisismylife9123 5 years ago from Salt lake city, UT

amazing, the things we let people suffer through. it's poems like this that start revolutions. keep writing, i can't stop reading.


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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

Another brilliant example of the power of words. Unfortunately they don't reach the right ears or eyes, but they are appreciated by we peaceful folk. I often wonder if the battle raging inside of us between our immune system and alien viruses has some link to our external battles? Just a thought, without a jot of research to back it up:) Cheers Ben classy stuff.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks spotlight, that's great to hear. I appreciate the visit


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spotlight19 5 years ago from California

Hello again your writing style is so great and captivating love to read ur poems:) they inspire me. I especially like the last two lines at the end of the poem.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thank you CBM, and 1987 is my birth year :]


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CBM1987 5 years ago

I enjoy your style of writing Ben, I figured I'd drop a line here


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

I might, I've been thinking bout that, thanks :]


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Cardisa 5 years ago from Jamaica

Ben I would really like to hear you read this. This is what poetry is made of. That feeling you get when you read of this kind of devastation is what real poetry is. You must consider voicing it. There is a website that Kimberleyslyrics uses, you can check it out.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

Thanks Acer :] you are the master of imagery with your mind-warping poems and beautiful pictures


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

Great Imagery And Emotion Ben.;)


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

yea me either, lol and you are welcome :)


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

nikki - I have no idea what I've done in past lives, but maybe you're right haha. Thank you for your kind feedback :]


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Nikkij504gurl 5 years ago from Louisiana

i think you were in an army, in a war or something in a past life lol you always write as if on a battlefield, or the aftermath of a brutal massacre. great imagery of blood and ruin, and chaos, a world gone asunder. I do hope we all find peace one day.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

thanks a lot lendy!


lendy 5 years ago

Ben this one is just awesome!


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee Author

hunbbel - I really appreciate that feedback :]

saddle - you flatter me with your great comments and words, thank you very much, and I liked your page on FB, thank you for promoting me, it means a lot

wayne - thanks very much for the visit! :]

qudsia - you are my most loyal comment giver, thank you, always :]


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

Good thing I stumbled back in here.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

Ben you have written of the horrors of war without ever using the word...at least that is the way it comes across to me. Nice work! WB


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Absolutely brilliant, you moved Vincent Moore. Now head to my sight, I am promoting you there. I want the world to know of you and read you young Poet. You let your soul reach out from deep within, your dreams pour out on white as our let your Quill immerse you and your Muse prompts your every word. I will share this on Vincent. Here is my link

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vincent-Moore/166422...


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Hunbbel Meer 5 years ago from Karachi, Pakistan.

Excellent benwritings. Voted up, awesome and beautiful. Really insightful arrangement of words.


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QudsiaP1 5 years ago

One day, the pain will subside

One day, the dream will end

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Amen to that.

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