Nyctophobia Nightmares (Book Spine Poetry)

by JaneDoeWrites   May 28, 2013

I live here, a world away.
Bizarre birds and beasts
always near me, stuck running
scared into the dark.
Breathless, going to far.

One minute to midnight
before I fall then journey
into the whirlwind.
Such a long journey into
the woods, across the river
and into the trees.
Reaching for sun after
the dark is rising.

A million little pieces
spiral into thin air,
all that glitters frozen beneath
uncertainty wherever you go.
It's a magical world anywhere but here,
the beauty of different,
leave her alone.

*A/N: A special thanks to Rusheena for this awesome idea. Based on my fear of the dark and nightmares.*



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  • 5 years ago

    by Beautiful Soul

    Love love love the idea of this, to write about your fears into such a beautiful imagery poem. The first stanza seems to be about fears, or everything you are afraid of about the dark? Maybe not the darkness inside you either but like night time or pitch black. I believe you could say here the mind is playing tricks upon you and this is everything that you imagine the dark can hold. Love the play on midnight here, that is when to most people the world is most dark. You are trying to reach for the sun here but in vain because the darkness is there to stay. Love the imagery here as well. The ending is so well worded, because there is a huge difference between night and day, you just want the darkness to leave you alone, because you cannot overcome your fear. This was an excellent idea to write about Crystal. 5/5

  • 7 years ago

    by Marcy Lewis

    I really thought this was extremely creative. And I saw it had a nomination. It'll totally win. This is too cool.

  • 7 years ago

    by Lemon

    This flows so well! Such an excellent book spine poem :')

  • 7 years ago

    by JaneDoeWrites

    It is edited because stacking them on top of each other made for a rather long picture and I lost quality, so I just edited lol. Glad you guys enjoyed!

  • 7 years ago

    by Baby Rainbow

    Wow. now that is amazing. I am not normally one for assuming people cheat but when I read this poem, I thought oh I see, so she has used maybe a few titles but then added her own lines in-between but then I looked at your photo and thought Omg... she is a genius!

    Your poem is fantastic and it really shows a talent for this kind of thing as it is not easy to do without it being choppy and this flowed so freely like any other poem, I was speechless.

    I hope this poem makes the front page... very creative and talented. Well done