paddy d daly

Rookie (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

Form:


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

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 :

  • Freshman - 1,115 Points 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 »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  2. A Homage To The Freedom Fighters Of India, Raja Basu
  3. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  10. A Red, Red Rose, Robert Burns

Poem of the Day

poet Geoffrey Chaucer

Adam Scrivener, if ever it thee befall
Boece or Troilus for to write anew,
Under thy long locks thou may'st have the scall
But after my making thou write more true!
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Jean Toomer

 

New Poems

  1. never had dreams come true, Juwon Daniel
  2. YOU, swasti jain
  3. In the Wind Hakka Folk Songs, Luo Zhihai
  4. Still Slaves, V P Mahur
  5. electricity helicopter, lee fones
  6. MY LIFE, Santanu Nandi Purkayastha
  7. Rain Of Winter, V P Mahur
  8. My Trip, Donald Revell
  9. Comatose, Beatrice Preti
  10. मोदै गदोँ बिखानि, Ronjoy Brahma
[Hata Bildir]