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What Haunts Your Dreams

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What Haunts Your Dreams

At night you lie awake,
the covers pulled up tight.
A noise outside your window,
leaves you in a state of fright.
What frightens you, what do you fear,
what holds your heartbeat still.
Ghosts, monsters or other forces,
is this what they instill?

A stormy night with wind at howl
lashing trees and branches.
A scratching at your windowsill
a skeletal hand that catches
the flyscreen in its fingertips.
Your fear only enhances.

You watch the clock as time slows down.
Many hours until dawn.
A sound now comes from within,
as nightly shadows loom.

With eyes held wide
your fear has grown
inside you feel it nest.
Your heart is now at racing,
felt within your chest.

Your brow is covered, now with sweat.
and clammy hands possessed.

It's not the lack of sleep you fear
it's what is coming next!

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  1. Date: 11/12/2013 10:41:00 PM

    Thom This is a scary and creepy write. You captivate the reader in a fun and eerie way. I have enough trouble sleeping (insomnia) and this write doesn't help. LOL Hugs Thanks for the sweet comment on my Holiday Cheer poem

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 11/12/2013 10:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    always, my dear friend =)
  1. Date: 10/15/2013 12:01:00 AM

    GOOD one for halloween. Hope you have entered it in one of those halloween contests.

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/15/2013 12:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Andrea, no I haven't yet =O
  1. Date: 10/5/2013 9:11:00 AM

    Totally agree with Kelly. Clever write; enjoyed it very much. Kudos, my friend! :)

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 10/5/2013 9:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you again =) I am glad you're enjoying my work. =D
  1. Date: 9/13/2013 2:56:00 PM

    I loved this very suspenseful poem! And, I especially love the last line, it allows the reader to use their imagination about what is coming next! Excellent poem, Thomas! I enjoyed it very much! I have a poem that is very similar to this, but I have not posted it yet. It is titled, "You Know Something Is There".

    Simunsen Avatar Thomas Simunsen Date: 9/13/2013 10:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Kelly, this was in part a homage to Poe (One of my favourite writers) and to those childhood days of pulling the blanket up over your head....listening to the rose bush scratch your window or the house creaking at night letting your imagination run wild until it scares you to sleep or up into your parents bed! I will keep my eyes open for that poem