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A Quiet Sleep

Nighthawks, painting by Edward Hopper (1942); original work is owned by Art Institute of Chicago, image is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. This work is considered to be in the public domain within the United States of America.

Nighthawks, painting by Edward Hopper (1942); original work is owned by Art Institute of Chicago, image is courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. This work is considered to be in the public domain within the United States of America.

Daydream your future, and sleep through your fears

The wonderful nightmares of youth

The lights go out, the monsters are out

The vestigate of primitive id


The wakefull images of failure and shame, subdue the innocent dread

Alive in fear, tortured by death

One lives a nightmare beyond mere sleep

That Voice grows ever so clear


Dreams are fulfilled when nightmares scare only after Venus’s glorious glare

Pause and reflect on ego’s conceit, as by riddled with fallen stars

Dreams are lost with every grey hair, but nightmares still speak in thunderous jeers

Listen to truth and bear the good life, undisturbed by sleep and quiet


© 2020 W J Fitzgerald

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