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REWOUND NIGHTMARE

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REWOUND NIGHTMARE

Toothpaste retracts
My finger replaces the sleep in my eye
I recycle the released yawn
And begin walking backwards
To sit upon my bed
Stretching, grunting
As I lay back down
I hear the birdsong
Make its way back to the beak
The sun re-route heading back east
The morning dew levitates 
From blades of grass sprinkling the clouds

As I safely return to peace, sleep
I turn and toss
Watching the nightmare in reverse
I'm falling upwards
Replacing the branches
I broke on the way down
With the cliff coming into view
I see people with terrified looks on their faces
Her scream races back into her mouth
Down her esaphogus 
Brewing in her diaphragm
I can hear the gentleman next to her
Talking backwards at the top of his lungs
Saying, God my oh

Reaching the cliff, I see they're running backwards
Frantic and scared
I see me waiting on witnesses before the jump
As I drive in reverse 
Cruising Turmoil Lane within my memory bank

I get back into the car
Return home safely in reverse
Unlock the door
My family greets and un-hug me
Un-pucker their lips...

The last time they saw me



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  1. Date: 8/29/2013 7:24:00 PM
    Congratulations, your poem was featured on the "Featured Poem of the Week" page. It was a magical experience to read it again :)

  1. Date: 8/28/2013 9:26:00 AM
    A definitive fave! I thoroughly enjoyed this and will come back to it many times. The imagery was fantasmagorical! That's my word yo!

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    Date: 8/29/2013 6:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you... Fantsmagorical it is then :)
  1. Date: 8/26/2013 9:00:00 AM
    Such an intriguing piece. Loved the read. Love, Juli-Michelle

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    Date: 8/26/2013 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 4:12:00 PM
    this is a real good write !

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    Date: 8/25/2013 6:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Lady!
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 4:43:00 AM
    Imaginative, creative, inspiring! Thank you for visiting!

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    Date: 8/25/2013 9:22:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Mr. Trifiatis, your comment is inspirational for me!
  1. Date: 8/25/2013 12:43:00 AM
    Doctor Linton Bradley, wot can I add to this comment that hasn't already been mentioned below!? Even these lines have already been highlighted in comments, but I am going to do it again: "The morning dew levitates / From blades of grass sprinkling the clouds". That is some brilliant imagery. I think this is one of your all-time best concept pieces written to date. This might seem a bit silly of me to ask you, but do you also think this is one of your strongest pieces to date?

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    Date: 8/25/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Chris! I think it's one of my best imaginative writes. True events are more compelling to me. How would you rate this against "Monopoly World"? Entirely two different conceptual writes, but both are imaginary!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 4:43:00 PM
    You're not lying fam....a burner it is!!!!! You did that bro.

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    Date: 8/24/2013 5:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks G. Ink-U-Script... I have to get some sleep, you see what it does to me!
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    Date: 8/24/2013 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    This is toooo creative!!
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  1. Date: 8/24/2013 12:35:00 PM
    very creative poem Scribe....well penned....best wishes

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    Date: 8/24/2013 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:52:00 AM
    How absolutely creative???? Wow!!!! Fantastic write... I AM AMAZED!!! Thanks for your visit and kind words... Sometimes I wish life could be lived like you have described....The sweet dreams, I mean....

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    Date: 8/24/2013 12:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:38:00 AM
    If only huh? What an amazing mind and poem....faving this too.....

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    Date: 8/24/2013 11:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    If so, all endings would be happy ones. Thanks you so much!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 9:43:00 AM
    - Marlon, this is a masterpiece and wonderfully well written poem .... impressed (?) Woooow... ... YES!! - Have a beautiful weekend. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

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    Date: 8/24/2013 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are too kind... Your comment is touching and exciting! Thanks Anne Lise!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 8:53:00 AM
    That is a poem in reverse..A very different twist..Enjoyed reading but sad about your ending..Johnny Rivers is singing "I've Got The Rocking Pneumonia And The Boggie Woggie Blues"..Sara

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    Date: 8/24/2013 9:03:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sara! I'm two-stepping to your comment.
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 8:10:00 AM
    so much in this and such a clever brilliant write love it will Fav Shadow x smile

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    Date: 8/24/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, I'm touched by your words!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 3:00:00 AM
    AMAZING......................DUDE.........@$#%

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    Date: 8/24/2013 3:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks poet!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:06:00 PM
    Superb creativity in this one. So many fantastic lines and so lively ..."the morning dew levitates...they un-pucker their lips" The whole thing speaks like an episode of Outer Limits :)

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    Date: 8/24/2013 12:08:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 6:29:00 PM
    Marlon....most amazing to me....the backward leaps of association! "from blades of grass sprinkling the clouds" WHAT A LINE!!!!! WOW!!! jimbo

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    Date: 8/23/2013 7:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That's a huge compliment Jimbo, humbling my friend!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 12:34:00 PM
    WOW!!! An incredible write Scribe, it was like I was watching a movie in slow rewind, it was great! Interesting concept, we should all have a rewind button. Hugs

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    Date: 8/23/2013 1:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, I appreciate you also!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 10:42:00 AM
    This is stupendous, tremendous, and alarming, you have my full attention Scribe, my mind will carry the weight of your words, but my heart, will carry your memory, your every word, love, peace and puckered kisses, xxx Viexxx

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    Date: 8/23/2013 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, you're too kind!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Holy damn, Marlon. Gripping build-up & a laced out painful ending. What a roller coaster.

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    Date: 8/23/2013 9:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Lol... Thanks Drake, just trying to get my swerve back!
  1. Date: 8/23/2013 9:39:00 AM
    Well penned as always Scribe. Your take on the nightmare is very interesting and the changing scenes reflect well the bouncing of dreams - 'rewound nightmare' - now that is a word that deserves deeper thought. Well done.

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    Date: 8/23/2013 9:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for encouraging words Vicky!
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