Nightmare



Meaningless moon-dipped dreams
in chaotic surroundings.
Childhood rituals of chastity and love
wrapped in a butterfly kiss.
Silky lavender wildflowers watch
with leafless skeleton trees
as ghosts of drifting clouds
are crossing the countryside tonight.

Hot alien desires.
Sirens singing for love.
Appocolypse is coming to dinner.
Chaos rules tonight.

Lightning roars, thunder rolls.
Skies open, hot salt-tears fall.
I am surrounded
by the shipwreck of my life.
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Submitted by CoachSpivey on February 21, 2017

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme XXAXXXXB XAXB XXXX
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 445
Words 68
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 8, 4, 4

Brian Spivey

I've been writing for nearly 40 years. It's been a good ride. Hope you enjoy. I have one series of poems that should be read together. "A Sad Fairy Tale", "Happily", "A New Fairy Tale Begins", and "The Result of True Love". As the Staler Brothers sang "Some I wrote for money, some I wrote for fun, some I wrote and threw away, and never sang for anyone. One I wrote for Mama, and a couple still aren't through, I've lost track of all the rest but the most I wrote for you." Enjoy. more…

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