“Try and get some rest, try and get some sleep”…

Nightmares_And_Insanity_by_SAB687

Sweet dreams my love…
Sleep well and sleep tight…
Go dance with the sandman…
Don’t let the bed bugs bite…

Allow slumber to seep on in…
Drifting away, let yourself fall…
Your dreamscape is approaching…
Follow your imagination’s call…
 
High above the moon lit clouds…
Deep inside your innocent mind…
Where anything can and will happen…
But I pray… it’s not like mine...

From the depths of the darkness…
I thought I heard a sound…
Distant drumming getting closer…
I tried to move, but was bound…
 
Frozen like a stone statue…
In the dark and all alone…
The drumming was getting closer…
  But the drummer was unknown…

My heart began to beat faster…
And my body was totally paralysed…
The boxes I’d locked began to open…
Spitting out my fears and my lies…
 
Everything I’d quietly hidden…
And packed away from sight…
Twisted Demons began to play with…
And dance around in a starless night…

The sweat began to gather…
And my REM sleep took hold…
There was no escaping this…
Watching as this nightmare unfolds…
 
The drummer’s in the room now…
And there’s someone in my bed…
With ice like frozen fingers…
Slowly tapping on my head…

Screaming in my ear…
Smothering all my cries…
Feeding off my guilt…
As I lay there simply terrified…
 
This horrific manifestation…
Of my fucked up soul…
Began peeling back my skin…
I’ve no escape, I’ve got no hope…

The drum beat then went silent…
And through the dark I could see….
A thousand versions of myself….
And none of them are free…
 
In pain and so tormented…
Trapped within a personal hell…
Some cutting themselves with razors
Others dumbstruck, under her spell…

The drum beat slowly restarted…
Like a battle cry from the Abyss…
One by one I saw myself dying…
Payback for every crime I did commit…
 
The screaming became a whisper…
And a voice then slowly said…
“When you awake in the morning…
Your soul is already fucking dead”…

With that the presence departed…
The morning sun blinded my eyes…
It was too late to ask for forgiveness…
It was too late to even try…
 
So, sweet dreams my love…
Sleep well and sleep tight…
Go dance with the sandman…
But don’t let the Devil inside…

Once you allow him to seep in…
You’ll never resist his tempting call…
And when the end is approaching…
There’ll be no one to prevent your fall…

Picture by Stacy Ann Borg

3 responses to ““Try and get some rest, try and get some sleep”…

  1. You definitely succeeded in scaring me! This is pretty terrifying… I really hope I won’t get nightmares. I should have known not to read one of your poems before I go to bed, since you took up the challenge to give me nightmares ^^’ But don’t worry, I’ll set my mind to happy thoughts and I’ll sleep wonderfully, haha =)

    Great poem!

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