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An Ode to Nightmares

August 16, 2018
By Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
76 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy


A dark memory that disturbs my sleep;

When I finally wake up, you make me want to weep;

Your cold, black tendrils wrap around my soul;

It’s no wonder you make me fear falling asleep.


I need something to pull me out of this hole;

Something to make me feel whole;

People tend to think this is some kind of joke;

But what would they think if they had to see their worst fears unfold?


Shrouded in mist and thick, black smoke;

Painful thoughts do you evoke;

You force me to relive unspeakable horrors;

On my own tears and screams do I choke.


But you will never win, not in one little way;

No longer will you make me wish it were day;

I’ve suffered your wrath for long enough;

Never again will I be your prey.



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on Nov. 15 2019 at 4:22 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
76 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

@SergeantSteel82 Thank you! I'm sorry to hear you used to have nightmares, those are never fun.

on Nov. 14 2019 at 9:21 am
SergeantSteel82 GOLD, Fort Wayne, Indiana
10 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
one of the greatest tragedies of our time is this impression that has been created that science and religion have to be at war.
-Francis Collins

I may never let go of my anger and wrath,
But I will always have the last laugh.
-Corey Taylor

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
-Voltaire

This article hits me close to home, I used to have nightmares like this a lot, this should be in the magazine.

on Sep. 8 2018 at 8:23 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
76 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

@Paigegre6757 Thank you for your comment!

on Sep. 7 2018 at 3:08 pm
wandererinthemist SILVER, Aurora, Illinois
8 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
It does not do to dwell on dreams, and forget to live.
- Albus Dumbledore

This is really amazing. It hits home for me. Thank you for sharing this.

on Aug. 27 2018 at 12:37 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
76 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

@Bagel04 Thank you, Angel!

Bagel04 GOLD said...
on Aug. 27 2018 at 11:19 am
Bagel04 GOLD, Kingsville, Texas
13 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none" ~ William Shakespeare
" To be, or not to be: that is the question..." ~ William Shakespeare

This poem reminds me of my own nightmares. XD Great work!

on Aug. 26 2018 at 4:20 pm
Rhiannon_4 DIAMOND, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
76 articles 87 photos 198 comments

Favorite Quote:
If you chase two rabbits, you will lose them both.
- Native American proverb

Do not go gentle into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Dylan Thomas

What is past is past -- it is the present and the future that concern us.
- Hiawatha, founder of the Iroquois Confederacy

@WolfWhisperer0911 Haha, thanks Wolf! I really appreciate the comment.

on Aug. 26 2018 at 4:18 pm
WolfWhisperer0911 BRONZE, Austin, Texas
1 article 0 photos 623 comments
@Summer_R_Quinn HOW THE LIVING HECK THIS DIDN'T GET A EDITOR'S CHECK?