Sunday, January 31, 2016

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NIGHTMARE
Between the toothless gums of the screamer
The waters of the ocean are held tight
There is no gushing forth of wave or ripple
Yet the silence of night sparkle, but
From fiery embers, without passion for sleep
Here sound falls deeper and deeper
Into echoes of void
And breath
At last, gasps before the measure
Of abyss is exhausted
NIGHTMARE © gillena cox 2016


written for Bjorn's prompt
Sunday Mini Challenge: How about the nightly visits?
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads

18 comments:

  1. Yes, nightmares are very much like that. Love" the toothless gums of the screamer".

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Mary

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  2. I never have nightmares and I think I am lucky!

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    1. That really nice, I've had a few, Sherry. I'm happy you dropped in to read mine

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  3. Oh the toothless gum is a terrific and terrifying image...

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  4. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Bjorn

    Much love...

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    1. surely; thanks for dropping in Rosemary

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  6. So much to enjoy in this poem. I like the sound qualities and the differing line lengths which lend an amazing flow to the piece.

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    1. Thank you for your appreciation Kerry

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  7. I like the helplessness/ hopelessness of the writer here. Very well done.

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  8. "Between the toothless gums of the screamer" What a perfect description of a nightmare..I hate those dreams I fight to break free from...that paralyzed feeling

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  9. That first line sets us right in the middle of the thing... Dreams of being trapped, of drowning, of forever falling... are so terrifying.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Magaly

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  10. Oh this was so much like a dream I enjoyed it!

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Bekkie

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