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To Go

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To Go

Punctuated by a scream in the night
I am awakened
There is no one here but me
I woke up screaming and crying
Not knowing why
I remember the horses in the fields
Running and they were on fire
Neighing and screaming in bitter anguish
I was running towards them
But could not help 
And then I thought I awoke
And I was sweating
I rolled out of bed 
And went to the mirror
Upon my head was a crown
A crown of thorns
My hands and feet bled
A cross lay behind me
Was I the Son of God?
Or was I still dreaming
The doorbell rang
And Satan appeared with a pizza
Sliced 7 times with the souls of men
“On the house, because I’m late” he snarled
“What about the bread sticks,” I retorted
And then I awoke
Still hungry and craving Chinese food.

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  1. Date: 9/12/2013 6:34:00 PM
    'Satan appeared with the pizza sliced 7 times with the souls of men" ...Very trippy dream. Love the twist at the end :)

  1. Date: 9/7/2013 3:58:00 PM
    wow! LOL< I so love this > twisted ending, ((fun))had no idea it would end with such a stomach in mind... haha Love it.. a gripping poem indeed... Linda

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/8/2013 1:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda. Dreaming of take out food is one of my bad habits. I live in the country so I don't out much! Thanks for the lovely comment. Glad you got a kick out of it! ~ Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/7/2013 9:55:00 AM
    Wow great poem, Stephen. So much imagery, very rich description. Enjoyable poem overall. Check out some of mine, might find some you like. Peace.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/7/2013 11:11:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Than Jiril glad you enjoyed it. And I did check out some of your poems. You have a gift. Great write on IQ Test. Kilmer
  1. Date: 9/6/2013 9:57:00 PM
    Omg kilmer what a dream,,but what I find more facinating,, is that imaginitative mind & how it works:) really love your thoughts....really enjoyed this poem today ty4sharing....<3 Cherie.

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 9/6/2013 10:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    What can I say. My mind is twisted. I awake at night and write down these thoughts. Maybe it's the meds? HA! ~ Kilmer