Like a Nightmare and a Sweet Dream

by Shruti   Sep 25, 2016

Come back. It's time.
Lie beside me. I too want to know sleep
and dream sweet, of the night's rise and
The moon is new tonight and the night
is what it has always been - Black.
I am scared.
Take the white paint!
Or the silver? No, the yellow!
Or is it the grey you see? Take it quick and spill it here. Cover the black that hunts me.
Come to me as I lay my head. Speak of lands
where nightmare is white...
where the night is your silver paint...
where black is not quite.
Open my hard knuckles and soothe it grey,
breathe your breath in my squinted eyes and whisper again that I am safe.
Come back, it's time.
Lie beside me.
Come a nightmare...
and stay like a sweet dream.
...just like
- - - - - - - - - - - - - -
But your untouched gaze
should I ever know?
Maybe it's moonlit
but what if...
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until my eyes touch light
and come back again tomorrow night.
when twilight falls.
...just like


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  • 1 year ago

    by Ren

    This is beautiful!
    Absolutely gorgeous and well written!
    I could feel myself longing to paint the see the colors come to life around me...keeping me from falling into another nightmare.
    The darkness truly can be haunting.
    A lovely poem...I enjoyed reading it!
    You're a very talented writer!
    Keep it up :)

    • 1 year ago

      by Shruti

      Thank you a lot!

  • 1 year ago

    by nancy

    Well imagined.ur imagining capacity is awesome.
    A vry well written piece.
    Keep penning.:)

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    A very well written piece with some lovely use of language, all wrapped up in a layout that's a joy to read.

    Take care and stay well,


    • 1 year ago

      by Shruti

      Thank you.

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    A wonderful piece full of lovely, dark imagery. I like how you want to paint the night, light as we never know what's lurking in the dark lol.

    All the best, Em

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