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Below is the poem entitled NOCTURNAL DYSPNEA which was written by poet Yesha Shah. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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My trauma wears the black cloak of night I breathe rapid, heaving sighs of fright Wind is sucked out, my sails gasp in hollow air Bronchi in knots, constriction so tight! Descending darkness with its chill and freeze Lungs pumping storms with a whistling wheeze The drying out reservoir of sustaining oxygen As I struggle to inhale fresh breeze. Spasms haunt my black nights with an alarming persistence Threatening to cut short the chord of existence Draining vigor and vitality, gripping wind pipe in a choke hold Viperous asthma spews venom with vengeance! Panting, doubling over, chest congested with rattling cough Breathless but determined I grope about in darkness, battling Just one puff away from agony, I desperately rummage Magic potion inhaler among medication, mottling! The devil disappears at the first touch of sun ray A little shaky still, yet I waltz through my day Each unobstructed breathe seems like a gift from Heaven Before night fall I shall rid the ghost off my way! 21/09/2012

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:41:00 PM
    Oh my..this is almost where I am NOW cough cough cough! and you made it poetry HUZZAH! Thanks so much for stopping by my writes. Light & Love

  1. Date: 12/23/2012 10:34:00 AM
    I see congrats below me... So congrats, I can most definitely see why this would be a winning piece!

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 8:10:00 PM
    For last few days (actually night) it has started mildly :(

  1. Date: 10/5/2012 6:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Craig's contest Yesha. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 8:10:00 PM
    A belated congrats on your win with this gem of a poem!

  1. Date: 10/4/2012 9:52:00 AM
    Wonderful and scary write with the form Yesha! Congrats

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 7:39:00 AM
    Hey, I see you won with your splendid poem here!! Big congrats, Yesha.

  1. Date: 10/3/2012 6:12:00 AM
    Big congratulations Yesha, my sister is a very bad asthmatic I can truly sympathise xx

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 1:11:00 PM
    YESHA :-) A wonderful congratulations in Craig's "Night-Dark-Black-Happy-Sad" contest. Nice reading and supporting all his winners. have a nice and wonderful day, *PD

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 9:41:00 AM
    strong and emotionally charged work, yesh... my best congrats on your splendid win!..) huggs!

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 8:20:00 AM
    congrats on ur win...loved reading it..xx

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 7:47:00 AM
    Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 10/2/2012 4:45:00 AM
    wonderful write Yesha...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 10:54:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win friend Yesha…cheers and hugs!! (^_^)

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 10:37:00 PM
    wow!! congratulations :)

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:59:00 PM
    Sounds like you're a nurse too. Well done, very descriptive, congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 8:46:00 PM
    Great poem... a malady so well described... Congratulations on your win!! Terry

  1. Date: 10/1/2012 6:31:00 PM
    Asthma has comeback to haunt my life again. Your poem is timely. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/28/2012 2:24:00 PM
    Subtle alliteration of V's ....great lines of poetic reactive airway disease! This is so nice...glad I didn't hear a nebulizer machine in here too...great descriptions of relief at the end...wonderful write, YESHA! Saving for my fav's! gwendolen

  1. Date: 9/24/2012 12:47:00 PM
    Hi,post a new poem.......