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Nightmares
by Laura Via

Monday, October 27, 2003

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Moving pictures give way to words


that are not spoken, yet are.  Woven


in time, placed upon parchment for


eyes to peruse at some later date …


 


It’s the middle of the night and sleep


eludes my mind.  That elusive dream


of neverland where life is free and


dreams rule.  If only I could go there


in my sleep!


 


But, the nightmares, they plague me.


Insufferable images of death, my own.


Oh, there once was a saviour there, in


the night, in my nightmares.  A heart


of gold he was.


 


Now, I fend off the monsters of my


waking world in my dreams.  Nightmares,


asleep as well as waking.  Is there


not a Knight who can defeat such


creatures such as nightmares?


 


I can only daydream of one who can


tear them limb from limb.  Yet, only


in dreams of waking state is he there,


just off in the background, out of


sight. 


 


If only …

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