Treasure Island

paddy d daly

(11 7 1961 / balinasloe)

Bad Dreams


They hover in silence
over the roof tops
and descend like frost
on the grey slates,

Waiting always waiting

Until the baby mind
falls silent in sleep,
and still they wait,
listening, listening,

Until breath evens out

Then all the buffers of
the mind are wide open,
They fall like fog,
float down and hypnotise,

Smell like flowers of the dead

They float down and swarm,
softly into the baby mind,
lavender and honey of Summer
still they wait.

Inside now and infesting,

They paralize the voice and
spread out into a void of fear,
The suffocation of a
screaming voice...

No one can hear.

Submitted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Edited: Thursday, October 10, 2013

Do you like this poem?
2 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Bad Dreams by paddy d daly )

Enter the verification code :

  • Noreen Carden (1/5/2014 8:26:00 AM)

    Wow Paddy you manage to make something that should be frightening and make it beautiful i am stunned by the beauty of your words, A definite ten (Report) Reply

Read all 3 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Geleefd, geliefd, verzonken, Madrason writer
  2. That coming Fall, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  3. Set of Compromises, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  4. A Fundamental Fruit Of The Soul, Romella Kitchens
  5. Facebook (Haiku), Jesus James Llorico
  6. Lover Mother Lover, stephen ifill
  7. Event Horizon, Terence Murphy
  8. Cruel faces, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  9. With your memory, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Googly eyed, Mark Heathcote

Poem of the Day

poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the hours of Day are numbered,
And the voices of the Night
Wake the better soul, that slumbered,
To a holy, calm delight;

Ere the evening lamps are lighted,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

 

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. How Attractive Are You, Shaun Shane
  3. Daffodil, Shaun Shane
  4. 06 Perpetual Optimism, Shaun Shane
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. 03 a love who's just like me, Shaun Shane
  7. what i am, Shaun Shane
  8. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]