A DREAM OF MADNESS



Dreams of madness fill your head
Tearing at the fibres of your brain,
Until you feel your senses reeling
Have you truly gone insane?

Demon creatures from another world
Pervade your every sleeping thought,
Green Men, Blue Men, Men of Iron
Zombies, Vampires, even Manticore.

In the depths of your latest dream
Lovecraftian abominations appear,
Cthulhu, Nytharlethotep and more
Vipers and Komodo Dragons rear.

In the fevered world of dreams
Horrors seek you out each night,
Terrified you attempt to run
Fearful of your dreaming plight.

Elephantine beings flying around
Just centimetres above your head,
Leviathans from some demon round
Fill your heart with icy dread.

Diamondbacks and rattlesnakes
Surrounding you soon after dark,
Swirling psychedelic visions
Keep you in terror, craven stark.

Drifters, Whistlers, Fire Owls too
Torment you at the witching hour,
Werewolfs baying at the moon
All hold you in their ghastly power.

Figments of your dark imagination
Cavorting nightly around your room,
Messengers, Icemen, Hypno also
Fill your mind with thoughts of doom.

THE END
© Copyright 2021 Philip Roberts
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Dreams of madness fill your head Tearing at the fibres of your brain,

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Written on August 02, 2021

Submitted by PHIL_ROBERTS on October 30, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABXB XXXC XCCC XDED FAFA XGXG XCXC EHXH XXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 1,102
Words 177
Stanzas 9
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 3

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