Kelvin Owusu

(15-10-1988 / Ghana)

A Gentle Hour's Nightmare


As I lay my head,
to sleeps comfort bed
The light bringer visits
A gentle hour's nightmare

Beautiful, Friday the thirteenth
Only in my dreams
Nightmare or reality?
Feeling like a night on Elms Street,
Eyes open yet no signs waking up

Clock stops
Noisy sounds, silent
Pins dropping,3am
The numbers triple six pop
Crowded figures suddenly appear
One in particular follows,
Like a shadow of mine
Every step mimicked
Movement to movement,
Could this be mine?

Many whispers
Only one whisperer.
Music begins to play
Another whisper,
An offer, "dance with me"
Sway with me"
Upon my refusal,
to shadows request
The clock starts to tick
Finally. I'm awake.

Submitted: Monday, August 27, 2012

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  • * Sunprincess * (12/18/2012 7:01:00 PM)

    sure this was a scary nightmare..happy you woke up from this one
    and hope you had a pleasant day.. :) (Report) Reply

  • Thomas A Robinson (9/3/2012 8:01:00 AM)

    I am only awake when deep within my dreams
    When colors, taste, and touch are never what they seem
    all my fears, boogie men, when they choose to appear
    And when I awake everything now is clear (Report) Reply

  • Stevie Taite (8/27/2012 12:31:00 PM)

    Dance with our hidden devil? We all have a dark side? But we chose to live in the light! X (Report) Reply

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