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Nightmares And Dreams/ A Poem

Updated on September 3, 2014

Nightmares and dreams

For anyone suffering through the chaos of mental illness, or caring for a friend or loved one with the disease, you will Identify with this poem. When i was diagnosed three years ago with three different types of mental illness I thought my life was over, but through treatment such as therapy and medication I can live a more stable life.

Is Life perfect? no, with medication comes it's own set of problems, although I suffered from nightmares prior to treatment the med's have increased my episodes, but if it means going back to the grim life that I had before the med's or dealing with the dreams, then Ill choose the nightmares, This poem is to try and help those that don't understand to glimpse just a small part of the world that I live in.

Nightmares And Dreams

While others sleep my journey begins, a world of terror that never ends.

Drowning in torment they cannot see, The daylight world can't understand me.

I run from demons that they never face, In the shadow of darkness, Pain they can't taste.

I see things that their eyes can't know, I live in a world that they never go.

In A bed of sweat, I hear the screams, this is my world, nightmares and dreams.


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    • RJ Schwartz profile image

      Ralph Schwartz 3 years ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

      Poignant and thought evoking....