The Ongoing Nightmare – Poetry


Every night the same

A strange building, cold and damp

Unloved I sit, watching walls red with blood

A strange town, or have I been here before?

Rejection, fear, tears run red from my eyes

Where am I, who are you?

This is not my life

Dark passions revealed by strangers in the night

A thrumming sensuality beneath their ugly facades

Blood, always blood, following me everywhere

Coveted by wicked lips and soulless eyes

© G Wright, September 2012

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Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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10 Responses to The Ongoing Nightmare – Poetry

  1. Scary, but powerful. Well told!

    • Unfortunately it’s a recurring nightmare that I’ve had for many years. I’ve not had the easiest life and it seems that the monsters I tried to hide under the bed are making a comeback.

    • Thanks! It isn’t a pleasant nightmare to have though :(

      • willowdot21 says:

        No I am sorry I know I did not realize when I made that comment that it was a dream I just thought it was a poem. I have a reoccurring dream which has been with me since childhood. In the dream I am alone in a dark and untidy house which I have to get tidy and quickly and it is very important that I do so. A I have grown older I also have babies or small children that make the task of clearing up impossible… it does not sound too scary but it is and I always awake upset and feel uneasy for most of the following day! keep smiling ;) xx

      • It sounds to me as though there’s some decluttering that needs to happen in your life – maybe something from your past? For me it definitely seems to be abandonment issues, which I shall be addressing when I next see my counsellor :)

      • willowdot21 says:

        I do hope that your session with your counsellor goes well my life is so complicated ,I do keep my house clean and tidy…… strange life strange dreams!

  2. Terrible nightmare but beautiful prose!

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