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Somewhere Between a Nightmare and a Dream

October 27, 2014
By Armadeus_Zoolitzer GOLD, Ratter Corner, Other
Armadeus_Zoolitzer GOLD, Ratter Corner, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Arose by any other name is still the past tense of arise." Steve Patterson on CBC's The Debators "The devil's greatest trick was chopping the water into separate bathtubs. Then attaching claws to those bathtubs." Bob Schofield's The Inevitable June

Do these trees not seem familiar,
Just in strange and different ways?
How about the sun reflecting off the water
Reaching out with golden rays?


I keep feeling like I'm dreaming
And I don't know if I want to wake up
I take a long and steaming shower
While you wipe the mirror and apply your makeup
Outside the day is gray
And the grass keeps growing;
Slowly growing;
Cars rush past road kill on the road
Still life keeps on going, going, going, going

A farmer tends his field
While a banker tends his bank
A painter paints a song
Even though he's drawing a blank


Someone's dying of a broken heart
Someone's dying of a dying heart
How could we measure or compare pain?
Even if we could- well what would we gain?

I keep feeling like I'm living
And I'm not sure if I want to die
We take off our clothes and climb in to bed
But instead of talking with each other- well we lie, we lie, we lie


I had a nightmare last night;
There's still steam on the mirrors
You had to wipe it just to see;
You were wiping at your reflection
And all that was staring back
Was me

The author's comments:

I'm still not sure what I even think of this poem.

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