ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Moments in the Dark

Updated on March 18, 2012
Haunted Dream 11 from EyesScream Source:
Haunted Dream 11 from EyesScream Source:
Haunted Dreams from maansee Source:
Haunted Dreams from maansee Source:
274/365 from korinrochelle Source:
274/365 from korinrochelle Source:
Morning Light  #23 from jbdenham Source:
Morning Light #23 from jbdenham Source:

Moments in the Dark

By Tony DeLorger © 2011

Illicit dreams and abstract scenes,

bemoan my mental gymnastic leans,

portraying fractured moments gleaned,

from scattered remnant strife.

My mind a slave to all that’s been,

in deadly crags and hollows seen,

my darker self in mental health,

a constant spectre shown.

In mind obsess in words redress,

relentless voices mental stress,

I withdraw now from my inner best,

and assume the foetal position.

My thoughts the actions of someone else,

without my blessing my brain it melts,

those voices haunt and pain that’s dealt,

brings me to my knees.

The darkness breeds those vision seeds,

those black and bloody dastardly deeds,

of gore and gloop and gaping wounds,

that eyes can no longer stand.

I lie devout I just want out,

my mind to clear what this‘s about,

this nightmare gone is all I spout,

relieve me please of sleep.

When dawn it comes and light invokes,

I pray my mind in bliss revoke,

unwanted pain and fires stoke,

turn off this fractious mind.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Lady_Tenaz, I'm glad you appreciated it. Thanks for reasding.

      And thanks Poetic Fool. Thanks again for your support. Cheers!

    • profile image

      Poetic Fool 

      7 years ago

      Tony, I so admire your style, the rhythm and flow of your writing. It is all your own and you do it so very well. You picked a great topic: the dark and ominous nightmares of a tortured mind. Excellent!

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      what a tale of what one goes through in their nightmares. I for one really liked the ending, as it reminded me of a swimmer getting that breath of fresh air that one desparately yearns for upon reaching the surface of the water (as your air was just about to run out from the fear of the dream).....very good emotions you envoked in this.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks man, appreciate it. thanks for reading.

    • innoialifa profile image


      7 years ago from Ibadan

      Oh! What a poetry of the dark night, really awesome and captivating. Bravo Tony...


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)