Nightmare in the Den (Wake Me up When It’s All Over)

Updated on May 24, 2019
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

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Between the hour of six and seven in the evening

The dozing young woman fell into the hellhole

Nasty chain of events happening in the den

My heart freezes but who’s in trouble?

Maybe I should call to interrupt the climax

Too late, the situation is too deep

For the next chain of events

The guilty parties are into their signature dish.

The portrait on the wall fell onto the floor

And now the older woman’s face had her nose

Pointing to the ceiling and the aura of kindness

Now, replaced with the inexplicable uneasiness.

The portrait screams for dander and revenge

What have you done you fool, in between the holy hour

When the virtuous call praying?

Did you feel the heat while you’re in heaven?

Was the pleasure genuine without a tremor of doubt?

Or was it simply a reflex from the hour of excitement?

Tempting to hide the shame, a hot feeling rippled her soul

The artist’ mouth is dry, eyes wet and fingers shaking.

She tried to step into another world of dry grass

Wanting to escape but it was too late, she’s down into the hellhole.

Swiftly, the waves of tears and fear sets in

But to her wandering mind, there’s something nice.

Just like the blue bike from her friend at school.

What’s her name again? Emma, is it?

Who cares now? The play is over.

She’s now stiff but who will pay?

The portrait of a woman is now clout, chest punched!

So, what is she planning next?

It’s over! Welcome, welcome to my funeral.

It's next Friday between the hour of six and seven in the evening.


Read me: "The heart of my soul speaks to the soul of my heart by writing." ~ CrisSp/04-2018

Help the writer interpret the nightmare...

Let her hear your thoughts...She's listening.

RIP Avicii! I hope to meet you in heaven. Love~

Bring Me to Life!

© 2018 CrisSp


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    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Genna: Thank you. Appreciate your presence here.

      Love from the sky~

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Rolly dear, thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement to write more and pursue my love of photography.

      Hugs back from the sky!

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      Genna East 

      2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      "The guilty parties are into their signature dish..." Just stunning poetry, Chris -- remarkable. You are an extraordinary writer. :-)

    • Rolly A Chabot profile image

      Rolly A Chabot 

      2 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Miss Cris... as always filled with mystery leaving our eyes and thoughts. The reader feels a deep untouched passion begging to be released and appreciated without judgment.

      Your words a executed with a heart of love, you are an amazing writer my friend, we all love you dearly. Please never stop writing and for that matter yet another hidden talent of photography. Beautiful on all counts you have captured that mystery perfectly.

      Hugs as always from the ground...

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      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Eric: I thought you'd give me some sermons after reading this. *smile* I get your point, much to my chagrin. :) and we cannot under estimate human instinct specially of women's. Bet, your wife will conform. Love from the sky~

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      John, no need to be sorry. We can't be all that wizard. :) But, as always, thank you for coming in here. Blue skies today from my part of the world. Smile!

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      manatita44 : Aha! Coded maybe? I like your thinking. :) But we need to decipher the nightmare.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Hari Prasad S : Thank you for your input. Much appreciated.

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Sure I can interpret this but it is too embarrassing to share. This just left me lost and adrift. That says to me that it was excellently done.

      My son and I just spent some time with the notions of Rhyme and Rhythm we like them both and you delivered here.

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      John Hansen 

      2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hauntingly deep poetry here, Cris. Sorry, I am unable to even attempt to interpret that dream, but loved the poem.

    • manatita44 profile image


      2 years ago from london

      Mystic or intrigue? Written very well. Coded perhaps? The style is awesome!

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      Hari Prasad S 

      2 years ago from Bangalore

      Excellent poetry. Crisp.

      Folks never get it right,

      It isn't all right. to alight,


      Drugs hug real tight.

      - hari

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Randi: Thanks Randi. Will be checking that song.

    • CrisSp profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Frank Atanacio: Thank you Frank. Appreciate your time.

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      Randi Benlulu 

      2 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Totally agree with Frank! Amazing and powerful! Thank you for sharing!

      I don't have an interpretation but I have an additional song that came to mind as I read this Bring me to life by Evanescance

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      Frank Atanacio 

      2 years ago from Shelton

      damn this was really good.. punch in the chest good.. awesome


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