Nightmare's Reality | Teen Ink

Nightmare's Reality

October 22, 2013
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 631 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

I tremble
Under the cloak of darkness,
Like shuttering branches in a storm,
Inside midnight’s ideas;
Within the universe
Of my own creation
Of worries
And of fears.

Don’t attempt
To shake me awake,
For there are far crueler things
Occurring in our world.
Thoughts disguised as nightmares
And the illusory monsters
Of your mind
Their viscous teeth,
Shrouded in shadow--
Oh, have you forgotten
That not everything is a dream?

Slowly, slowly
I’ve began to drift back to you
Like the tides drift back to shore;
Slowly, steadily
I’ve learned more than I ever could
While the dreams continue to crave more

Yet Hate will forever stretch his claws,
And the men shall sheath their swords.
In here, your soothing whispers
Are far away,
So faint
They are ignored.

Similar Articles


This article has 4 comments.

on Nov. 15 2013 at 8:36 pm
RozaAlexander, Amory, Mississippi
0 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, & accepted by idiots.

oh my gosh, i have a poem called 'Nightmare's Fantasy' could you read  it, and i really love your poem

on Nov. 3 2013 at 3:14 pm
Fallen_ PLATINUM, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
25 articles 3 photos 433 comments

Favorite Quote:
" a shattered world is only an opening into a new beginning with laughs, smiles, and love all around enter the world of the light and away from the broken darkness"

Very well written hannah! Goosebumps. i liked your ending the est its full of power and omazment. gosh darn kid you gonna go far!

on Nov. 3 2013 at 3:12 pm
I agree. You did a wonderful job! Keep up the great work! ^-^

on Oct. 27 2013 at 4:53 pm
Cat-Girl PLATINUM, Nyania, Planet Nyan, Oklahoma
20 articles 7 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
"That's what's wrong with the people in this world; they believe they can do well by just getting by when they need to aim for the highest."
-Keith Anderson
"You can never hope to build a better world without improving the individuals."
-Marie Curie

This was well written, although the mood is rather morbid. I totally agree that reality can be worse than nightmares. Over all, wonderful job! :3