The Nightmare

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It creeped up on me

From nowhere

A sign

My heart sank

Somewhere lost

Not to be defined

Winds that flung me

Tossed me aside

A beast came at me

No where to rest

No where to hide

His evil smirk

Made me sick

Thinking I was fragile

He tried eating me alive

I was too strong for him

Beyond that

I survived

The place of sleep

I did detest

It became my reality

My life a test

Where chances are met

A living protest

Nightmares come and go

In the darkest nights

Waking up the next morning

Happy to be alive

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Princess Prisca 4 years ago from Heaven living on Earth

carolinemd21,

I like it a whole bunch!!! One of your finest works.

There is a lot of your poem that I can certainly relate too.

Thank you for sharing.

Blessings!

Ciao...Princess Prisca

P.S. I really like you profile picture, it looks great.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi Princess thank you very much for your sweet comment and compliment. Cheers. :)


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Irob 4 years ago from St. Charles

very cool, voted up


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very nice young lady! I'm not a big fan of nightmares; thankfully I don't get too many.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very nice, you have been hiding these poems till the right time , you naughty woman. this feels like one of my down days, a real nightmare.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Irob thank you for reading and the compliemnt. :)

@ Hi Billy lol that's good you don't get many! Glad you stopped by. Thank you.

@ Hi Michael thank you for reading and commenting. That's too bad you have down days like that. Wishing you the best.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Whoa, Glad it was only a nightmare. That lil' Dude looks scarry..Hee..Enjoyed..


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cherylone 4 years ago from Connecticut

Whew, I'm glad you woke up! This one was very deep. Voted up and awesome.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Super and scary! Hate nightmares. The greatest thing is waking up and realizing everything is OK.


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Happy to be alive--yes! But such an awful picture, Caroline--It scares me, as I have had at least two dreams in my life with such beasts onstage. Good poem though!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Ruby haha yeah he is creepy! Thanks for reading. :)

@ Cheryl Thanks!

@ Gypsy yes it is! Thanks for reading and commenting.

@ Hi Jim LOL that picture is scary isn't it? Must have been some scary dreams! Thanks for reading and the comment. :)


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Dark imagery here Caroline. Everything ok? You make me glad i don't dream very often - and have nightmares less! Same amazing style, girl!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi ImKarn I love to write about dark and light stuff keeps it interesting. I get bored writing all fluff and happy thoughts and need to switch it up once in awhile! Thanks for the compliment!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...this is a world class presentation Caroline with that beautiful painting and your writer's writer words - so impressed with this one and it's one of the best pieces of poetic composition I've read in these hubpages in quite some time - lake erie time 3:09pm


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epigramman 4 years ago

....I like your comment right above me to Leslie about switching it up - good for you - now I will be posting this poetic gem to my FB group Let's just talk music or cinema with a direct link back here and the invitation is still open and always will be if you care to join us there - that would be awesome - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 3:10pm


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epigramman 4 years ago

...also - lol - I have a song in mind because of your poem here and the painting too - that I would like to dedicate to you at the group - I can't tell you what one it is - but you will love it ......


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sam209 4 years ago

Well you know I love your work Caroline! Some of the greatest writers are the ones who show their side of light and their dark side! I've read many of your poetic themes and I must say I'm entertained by both temperaments! Good work as usual!


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

A great theme for a hub. I hope you don't get nightmares like this too often! Voted it up.


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Wow! Cat's got my tongue. A rather disturbing work or maybe I am reading it wrong.

The Frog


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Thank you Epi for all of the warm comments! I wonder what song it is...lol. I will check out your FB page. I took a break from it for awhile but see what it's all about. Thank you for the invite. :)

@ Sam thank so much for your kind comment and compliment! You're words are very entertaining also!

@ Blossom LOL No, I don't. Thanks for all of your support dear lady. :)

@ The Frog no you read it right. LOL. Thanks for your comment and read.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

damn this was good I loved it!!!


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi Frank thanks for stopping by my hubs. I am flattered by your compliments. Love your poetry too!


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Secret lies 4 years ago from Redlands California

Tjs is perfectly beautiful. Love the end just like my start.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Secret :)


Dolley 23 months ago

Thnnkiig like that is really amazing


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carolinemd21 22 months ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Dolley. :)

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