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It Does Not Come Easy
by Paul Berube

Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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Sleep does not come easy.
My mind will not forget.
So many ungodly faces
among these nightly sweats.

Voices seem to have their way
of hiding whom they are...
But beat a steady pounding tone
that echoes from afar.

Then faces will fade in and out
some known and some unknown...
Blankness in those dead cold eyes
just won't leave me alone.

Darkness comes, explosions sound,
flares light up the sky...
Hands reach out from down below
and coldness passes by.

All before my sleep worn eyes
turn red, then I awake.
Perhaps the life within my soul
was meant for them to take.

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Reviewed by Sheila Roy 11/10/2007
A deep poem with a haunting feel to it. I am surprised to see that you don't have a book of poetry out yet. (Or do you?) I would be one of the first in line! Well done~ Sheila
Reviewed by Axilea MU 9/30/2007
Difficult nights are also a sign of a mind constantly at work!
A poet's sensitivity awakens when all seems to be asleep.


Reviewed by A PAX 9/21/2007
oh that nightmare scape
very stylish.....
halloween is coming!
Reviewed by Elizabeth Parsons 8/21/2007
Made chills run up my spine. The horror of war lives on in nightmares and flashbacks. Lost a dear friend who was never able to regain reality after returning from war. It just never ended for him. Thank you, Paul, for this. Elizabeth
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 8/6/2007
Unwanted thoughts and dreams sometimes steal into ones mind, face them and go on doing the best you can!.........M
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 8/1/2007
Haunting and sad. . .but your sensitivity and talent create a beautiful rainbow at the end of that dark, dark tunnel. May you dream a happy dream tonight. . .and many more in the years to come. Always, and

then, <3 Pea <3
Reviewed by J AG 7/31/2007
we must be meeting on some astral plane. i am quite familiar with the experience you expressed so well here. what comes from the dream world, when as we slumber we are the closest to death as we can possibly can be, stirs so much emotion. the awakening can change our day, or even more so, our lives. great write!
Reviewed by Ted Bossis 7/13/2007
Look back for knowledge of how to evolve - Nothing can erase your peaceful resolve - {Ted
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 7/11/2007
Powerful writing Paul, love holly
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 7/10/2007
interesting write. nicely done. Lady J
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/10/2007
Sounds like post traumatic stress disorder Paul, maybe from a war? Vivid poem, chilling.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 7/10/2007
And in my dreams,
It may well seem,
That my soul to take,
Is for God alone to deem,
If I should not wake.

I have to agree with Shee, Paul. This piece does get right to the bone of the matter. Our faith holds us steady, and we do not fear those that go bump in the night. Thank you for sharing, Paul.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my soul, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), SISTER Barbie
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 7/10/2007
A chilling affect on the nightmares of war...No, "It Does Not Come Easy" right, Paul
You've penned it well...
Thank you for sharing!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/10/2007
Giving of yourself in spirit, is so sacrificial Paul!
YOur imagery was astonishing!
War makes me sick!
War makes me cry!
This write is right to the bone of the matter!
AS we pray!
WArmest Blessings and PEACE! Warm Hugs, Warrior "Spirit" Lady Sheeeoox
STay Positive!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 7/10/2007
War sucks!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Lewis Findley (Reader) 7/10/2007
War is hell, I suppose even after the fighting ends. God in Heaven Bless you, brother, DBB
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 7/10/2007
War is an awful thing
they will never end...
Take care Paul...
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 7/10/2007
a deeply haunting write that is sadly true for many-especially those who have endured war
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 7/10/2007
Ooh, a bit eerie and mysterious write and very compelling one my friend...enjoyed hooked me the with the first couple of lines! Well done!
Joyce B.
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