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You Be The Judge
by Richard Lee King

Thursday, September 16, 2010
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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Ever have one of those nights when you just want to let your mind run naked through your thoughts? Just write down whatever comes to mind... I had one of those nights last night. Here's the result. I emphasize the fact that…… It's all imaginary.

 

YOU BE THE JUDGE
 

I Awaken…..
I’m in a small space…..
It’s completely dark…….
It’s…….. completely silent……
…..First thought?.... 

Fear?..... Silence? .... or shout my head off?

I remain silent…….
I try to reason out my alternatives.
My ears are alert for any sound.

Total silence… Nothing!!!!
Am I deaf?
,,,,Or is there no sound? 

It’s still dark……
My eyes,,,,, either haven’t adjusted to the dark,,,,,
Or,,,,, It is totally black dark,
,,,,,Or.....   I’m blind! 

Worst case!
I’m deaf, I’m blind, I’m in a casket……..
 
………Best case?
I’m dreaming the whole damn thing.

I continue to listen,,,
Still no sound????
I’m breathing,,,
My heart beats…..
YEAH!!!! 
….I can hear my heart beats….
Maybe I’m not deaf….
WAIT!!!!!
You really don’t HEAR heart beats,,,,
,,,,You feel them.

YOU STILL COULD BE DREAMING!!!!

 But,,,, you’re breathing.,,,
You can hear yourself breathing....
Your hands are free.....
You scratch something.....
You heard that,,,,,
You’re hearing is ok.
But you hear nothing?????
Why?
You can feel 
But,,,,, You feel nothing,,,,
You can touch,,,
But,,, still you feel nothing....
You’re confused....
you still can’t see.
....And all is quiet.
....And 

YOU STILL COULD BE DREAMING!!!!

I whisper my name,,,,,
I heard it……
….Nothing hurt when I spoke….
It sounded,,,,
I heard the sound,,,,,
I didn’t hurt……..

…..I’m still breathing
I can hear,
I can speak
I feel & I don’t hurt.

(except my head)
It’s still pitch black

And there is no sound
No voices,,,
No radio’s,,,,
No TV’s….
No automotive sounds,,,
No mechanical sound of any kind!!!!
No wind,,,,,
No rain,,,,,
Silence,,,,,,
Total quiet,,,,,
Ear shattering quiet. 

,,,,What should I do?

YOU ARE THE JUDGE….. 

HUNG JURY????

OR

DAMN!!!! 
THAT WAS SOME GOOD SHIT!!!!!

 WHICH IS IT?????
I STILL DON'T KNOW......

How did I get here?
I don’t remember…
What is the last thing I do remember?
I was at a party,,,,
We were drinking,,,,
Somebody passed around some shit
I refused…..
(once in a while)
Maybe a little pot,,,,
I can take it,,,,or leave it....
But nothing else!!!!
I drink, ,,,,But I’m a prude….
I don’t do any of that other shit.

I’m cold…
My head hurts….
am I hung over?
That’s got to be it!
I got shit faced,,,,
and passed out…..
but, where?
Why so dark?
Why so quiet?


Starving!!!!
I smell coffee….
I smell perfume….

I REMEMBER!!!

She’s beautiful,,,,
She’s "friendly,,,,"
And she cooks????? 

I knew it!
Dammit!!!
It just had to be a dream…… 

BUT WAIT!!!! 

….That smell of coffee is real….
That smell of bacon is too.
….and I remember that perfume….
and she is cooking….. 

WOW!!!

Why so cold?
My clothes are missing.
I’m naked as a jaybird.
I feel a draft
Where is that coming from?
What’s that smell?
Bacon…..!
Someone’s cooking bacon?
I’m..... !!!! 
WHAT A GREAT PARTY!!!!!

As it turns out, I’m in a penthouse
way the hell up in the air
maybe 60 floors up
maybe more.....

,,,,Above the noise,
well insulated
well air conditioned
too well.....
the perfect love nest
for two....
But not for one
too cold....
too dark,,,,
too quiet,,,
too lonely,,

the door opens
there she is
she's naked
silhouetted
against the bright light
so inviting....

she smiles,

"Good morning “big fella.”

To be continued……..

In your dreams!!!!!

 
 

© copyright 2010 Richard Lee King,      
author of: A Pursuit of Life, The Price of Freedom, Nice & Naughty and co-author of The Hints Book Almanac. 

 

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Reviewed by Rose Rideout 10/28/2010
Richard, if it were me, I'd pray it were a dream if not can it be used for a pain med. Wow you have a way with your words when they connect with your mind.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 9/24/2010
You have some very strange dreams Richard and you pen them just right!
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 9/24/2010
break out the pickle juice!!
The vinegar neutralizes the stomach acids
and the salts rejuvenate your electrolytes

Patron & Lime Twists
Vickie
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 9/18/2010
THIS was the funnest read I have had in a very long time. Puzzles and humor and booze and interaction. In your dreams indeed. Patrick
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/17/2010
I’m cold…
My head hurts….
I’m hung over?
That’s got to be it!
I got shit faced,,,,
And passed out…..

Gettin Shit Faced can really be quite a trip, Big Fella!
Reviewed by Donna Chandler 9/17/2010
A bit different than your usual prose. You're branching out. Your talent is growing and evolving. I love your imagination.

Donna
Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/17/2010
Sounds like you had a rough night of it, Richard. Got a well done and interesting writing out of it however. Nicely told.
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