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Nightmare

A flash of panic
A muffled scream
I wake up sweating
But it’s just a dream
I press my hands over my eyes
Put my hand to my mouth
To smother my cries
For just a few minutes I was back in that place
And I heard those words
And I saw that face
The night is quiet
But for the beat of my heart
I think I hear splintering
As its crumbles apart
New friends a new school
I try not to dwell
But my subconscious is cruel
Brings me back to the hell
I close my eyes
It takes me away
To the suffering endured
To the demon at play
I’m mocked, and Im tortured
Until I can’t feel
When I wake up I remember
It was once real

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A word of warning, Yes it is true that we wake to the horror
but we very careful of using dreams in poetry It can take away from the raw reality.,,

cheers,
Jess
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