I watched the light flash fade
I heard the sound of evil laughter
I tried to mimic someone being brave
I’m sure that I’ve run faster
I spin at every sound
In a state of fear and tension
Heart beating to the limit
Filled with apprehension
I must flip this on its head
Kick-start my inner strength
Insulate myself from the fear
Keep it all at arm’s length
But
It’s here
I trip
In fear
I fall
Line crossed
I park my screams
As invisible icy fingers
Rim my open mouth
And wake me from my dream

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. I hate waking up but sometimes the inevitable icy fingers keep us going..we can’t write unless we are awake enough to type the words out..

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    1. That’s very true, Jae… although sometimes I write when I am half asleep and have to do it all over again. Other times, what I’ve written whilst asleep seems better somehow…! 😉

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  2. interesting half rhymes and rhymes with a change up in the last 10 lines. I liked reading it aloud.
    Randy

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    1. Pleased you liked it, Randy. I didn’t want this one to flow too smoothly (although most of the poems I write never tend to do that anyway! 🙂 )

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  3. Nicely done. The ‘only a dream’ twist still works every time!

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    1. Thanks, Col. Bit of a lazy ending, but it isn’t one I use very often.

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  4. It creates a great sense of tension!

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    1. Thanks, J… that was my in-tension! 😀

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  5. WHEW … I’m glad that was a dream.
    I was hoping there were running shoes on those feet. LOL
    Isadora 😎

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    1. I think it was bare foot, Isadora. Just to make it a little worse…!

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  6. Love it! You do such creative things with your Wordles! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I love playing with words, and getting the Wordle words to fit is quite challenging at times – but I like it!

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  7. Sounds like one of my better nightmares! 🙂

    God Bless – and sweet(er) dreams! 🙂

    Prenin.

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    1. Thanks, Prenin. Nightmares like this aren’t too bad, all thing considered!

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