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Poem: Living in a Nightmare

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Poem Summary

Living in a nightmare is a poem about how she feels when she is having a nightmare. It feels like her hands are tied behind her back and she can only watch. She stares around but she is trapped beneath the covers. There is no way out.

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Living In A Nightmare

She stands in a time warp

touching droplets falling from her baby blues,

feeling like her arms are tied behind her back

not able to stop the curtain from falling.


The hair on the back of her neck stands up

as she stares up at the ceiling,

feeling trapped beneath the covers

unable to move in the darkness.


The bridge to the other side

burning to ashes,

listening to the echo of words

losing her way in a crowd.

"Welcome To My Nightmare by Alice Cooper

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Amani,

Thought you might like this one.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:

Ann,

You are so right!

This Covid-19 nightmare is one I wish I could wake up from.

Too bad it isn't just a dream.

Take care & Merry Christmas!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:

Thank you.

Delighted to have you reading my work.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:

Ruby,

Thank you so much for your kindness.

I am delighted that my words painted the right picture.

Take care & Merry Christmas!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:

Bill,

Thank you.

Nightmares seem so real when they happen and that heart racing fear is there.

It seems like we can't move.

I don't usually have them either...but when I do it is a bit frightening.

Take care & Merry Christmas!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:

Manatita44,

I love your musings. It made me smile.

Thank you & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:

Peggy,

Thank you.

I appreciate your kindness about my words painting a vivid picture.

I seldom have nightmares but when I do they always seem so real and in color.

Take care.

Ann Carr from SW England on December 23, 2020:

Thankfully, I rarely have nightmares these days but I do remember having them as a child. We have the living nightmare of Covid at the moment and that's quite enough!

Great description.

Ann

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on December 23, 2020:

Well-written!

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 23, 2020:

Wow, I've had a few nightmares and your description is right on, hopefully they don't happen that often. Merry Christmas!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on December 23, 2020:

You captured it perfectly, me thinks. It's been a very long time since I had a nightmare, but I do remember the helplessness of it all while it was happening.

Well done! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

manatita44 from london on December 23, 2020:

The bridge to the other side burning to ashes is good, means that you are, or will be safe here, no? (Chuckle) Actually, we also do need a way out, so I suppose it can also be useful. Haha. Not yet, not yet. Just my musings. A vivid piece!

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 23, 2020:

You have painted a vivid nightmare scenario with your poem. Hopefully, you do not have many real nightmares like this one.