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My Recurring Childhood Dream-Thunderduck’s Challenge
by Sherry Gail Heim
Thursday, March 31, 2005
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Lord, how I hated this dream!

My Recurring Childhood Dream-Thunderduck’s Challenge



My recurring dream would make me scream

Though I haven’t had it for years

It was creepy and scary and made me quite wary

And sometimes would leave me in tears


In the dark of the night, way before the daylight

A nightmare would brew in my head

In my dream I’d awake, a discovery make

There were spiders all over my bed


An adrenalin rush, through my body would gush

And awaken me, scared, from my sleep

Then lo and behold as the truth would unfold

Reality made my heart leap


Brown spiders were packed as mesh back to back

My blanket they had become

I could see them moving, consequently proving

My safety was diminishing some


I'd scream into the night, creating a fright

As my dad would rush to my aid

He’d ask “what’s the matter and why all the chatter”

“It’s spiders and I am afraid”


He’d not turn on the light, just speak free in the night

That no spiders did hide in my bed

“Now go back to sleep and don’t utter a peep

Your imagination is ruling your head”


Thank gawd that the sheet, the spiders did keep

Away from my body and face

When the morning did dawn I’d wake with a yawn

Not a spider I'd find in the place


Sherry Gail Heim

March 31, 2005

Copyright © Sherry Gail Heim 2005



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Reviewed by Mark Mahoney 5/22/2005
A very well expressed dream done with a lot of style, thanks for sharing this Sherry, take care...Mark xx
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/17/2005
Spiders are a deep fear for many.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/16/2005
Oh thanks, I had to read this before going to bed...excellent and winner I think to the challenge, though late coming is my review, I apologize, but no more scary stories before bedtime if you will please...Ed & Rufuz
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/15/2005
We always have recurring dream. I think I had written some too.

A well-described well-told poem/story.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. Sandie May Angel :o)
Reviewed by Antoinette Kopperfield 4/15/2005
I find your poetry to be imaginative and fun! You should write children's books. They would love it....
Great write
Reviewed by Handsum Hart 4/8/2005
I also don't like spiders. Though I've never dreamt about them; but then I don't dream much. I wonder why that is. Nice work

Best wishes
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/3/2005
No cobwebs in the brain, neither. Nice little fright write.

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 4/3/2005
watch those spiders Sherry
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/3/2005
Wow I too hate spiders
they are ok with me
as long as they stay out side
once they enter my domain
I would say you met your challenge

William ......Peace & Love
Reviewed by George Jackson 4/2/2005
Yeah, not big on spiders either, but this poem was great=0).
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/2/2005
Very tightly woven, Sherry! Not a web I would want to be caught in, either! It's the way they skitter about that is so unnerving, I think. Love the galloping rhythm which carries this along with a sense of purpose... "I WILL overcome this!" Well done. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/1/2005
Challenge well met, Sherry. I admire your attention to rhyme and rhythm. Thank you for sharing this offering. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 4/1/2005
SPLAT them..
Reviewed by Sue Hess 4/1/2005
i hate spiders. i have fantastic, funny crazy dreams but none that were recurring. this is a great description of what must have been a terrifying experience when you are young
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 4/1/2005
I had spider dreams too. I still do! Ew. Cute write Sherry! Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 4/1/2005
An excellent response to the challenge!

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 4/1/2005
We have alot in common Ms. Sherry...I absolutely freak when I see a spider! Big, small, slick, furry, skinny or fat..they creep me out.
I felt my muscles tighten as I read this..
I'm with the rest of the do meter and rhyme perfectly..but then again..I've always known you were one great writer!

Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/1/2005
A beautifully crafted gem Sherri, spiders are pretty cool though, they are themselves' artists.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/1/2005
Masterfully done Sherry!!

And I will not repeat what Danw said but I agree!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by jude forese 3/31/2005
your are masterful in rhyme and meter and you've cast a web of some pretty anxious imagery ;)
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 3/31/2005
you do rhyme so well, Sherry. were they the furry kind? the Daddy Long Legs I could deal with, but those fat stomach, furry types freak me out entirely... enjoyed. Dawn
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 3/31/2005
I agree with Eileen Sherry, this is a very decen rhyme, and the cadence just follows step after step. But, If I would have had a nightmare like that, I would be screaming so loud, they'd hear me in Timbuktu. I mean it sis, I hate spiders, snakes, bugs, except ladybugs and butterflies, and I hate the bogey man, cause if I ever saw him, I'd punch his lights out for good (giggles). Then only "bug" movie I ever saw was a 50's movie called "THEM", about giant ants that were teh result of atomic testing in New Mexico. James Arness played the FBI agent in charge of the investigation, because an FBI agnet on vacation, was killed by these ants. Other than that, I have not watch any "bug" movie. May the Lord Jesus bless you, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & (((HUGS))), Barbie

"If I have to...Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/31/2005
What a gem this is Sherry the cadence and rhyme are magical! The nightmare is horrific to me who would never sleep if I had such dreams of the "arachnids",couldn't watch the movie;-), glad I never dreampt of them! Superb work!

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