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As child, in my worst nightmare
My form survived a sun flare
Both poles of ice were melted
The whole of Earth was smelted,
All dry land inundated,
All living things cremated
Highest mountain peaks poked through
Blistered sky was red, not blue

On endless sea I floated
Endless sea all I noted
For humanity I wept
On and on and on I slept
My body parts all burning
Escape my fervid yearning
But alas, at last I woke
Was dripping wet and no joke

Then I wished that I were dead
Once again I’d wet the bed

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 10:03:00 AM
    A nightmare for sure, Daver! These hauntingly horrific dreams can really shake a being up.:( I used to dream of swimming in the canal and that the ladder was far to high up to reach. I'd wake up feeling exhausted. Powerful imagery, creepy and mind boggling.:( Keep well, Love you, Mikki

  1. Date: 1/19/2013 9:33:00 AM
    Holy Smoke David, Your first stanza is remarkable. I love it. Then you amaze me with the second "water" stanza into the last two lines. Those are priceless and well written. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 4:04:00 PM
    Crazy write on opposite's here Daver, yes you Sure wrote up a storm with this one." yours Joe..)

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 10:40:00 AM
    Always think of something pleasant before you fall asleep... It helps ward of the nightmares... Interesting write.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 12:31:00 PM
    Drink a glass of warm milk with honey before bedtime ....... then you will dream sweet dreams. - Well written poem Daver. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)