In the shadows of a sleepless night
Spent alone in a
I suffer from a night terrors vicious bite
And hear its
deranged and despairing taunting.
My souls second half, the yang of the yin
Kidnapped by a
daytime creature clever and unseen
By what means the rescue, how could I win?
To find my feelings
once more, my love would be redeemed.
Still in the darkness of the depths of the door
No smile, no
laughter, no presence can I fantasize
Seperated from dreaming by the devils demented war
And soon in those
thrashing are my horrors realized.
For a moment I feel the presence
of someone who is
warm and kind
no trepidation in their touch, no hesitance
as they allay the
fears from my raging mind.
“Swear you’ll never leave me
stay always at my
the words I scribe do not come cheaply
my feelings I just
But this breath of comfort’s gone once more
And the shadows
chill my will and spirit
Once again does peace vanish, leave darkness at my door
And within the
silence your retreat…I cannot hear it.
I sob then quietly into a pillows ivory case
Until the sheets
are stained wet with my pain
Now a Cast Away in the dark vast of space
No stars to guide
me or gravity to steady my aim.
For though drawn to you there where you cannot exist
I still seek your
presence each of my days and nights
And while these nightmares may growl and persist
Within the memory
of your gaze on mine I see heavens lights.
The memory of you is like water now
flowing and brilliant
At others shadowed and calm in the chill of snow
But still you
remain in my dreams truly vibrant.