Yasmeen Khan


Nightmare - Poem by Yasmeen Khan

Identities dissolved in the liquid darkness
Mists, unidentified faces lurked
Silent screams quivered on closed lips
And a multitude of unanswered
Questions.

Blots of light sailed in the drab atmosphere
Obscurity wove a hundred webs of fear
Each sinew got entangled, throbs between
Fear and bravery, occurred in
Oscillation.

Hands moved in search of light
Threads lost in murkiness
In paroxysm of pain, eyes rolled
Wildly back and forth in search of
Causation.

In subtle mix of reality and illusion
The brain was mesmerized
In myriad of phantom shadows
By dream reality, lost beyond
Discretion.

Truth became elusive
A scimitar suspended in the air
A star in the wee hours of morning
In the company of the orb of night rose to
Salvation.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

...partially real, partially poetic thoughts

Comments about Nightmare by Yasmeen Khan

  • Veteran Poet - 1,953 Points Sallam Yassin (7/6/2013 2:14:00 PM)

    Great and is enough
    sufficient to move
    the inner world
    of every soul in his action
    and images intense (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 127 Points Allemagne Roßmann (7/3/2013 4:53:00 PM)

    when the night is a horse without a mare- it is always haunted and sleepless like those words.Well described and meaningful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kevin Halls (7/2/2013 3:06:00 PM)

    What a very descriptive poem Jasmeen.
    What a gift of words you have.
    First time I've come across your poetry, and I'll be back again! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,885 Points Heather Wilkins (7/2/2013 12:42:00 PM)

    excellent read. enjoyed much (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,742 Points Wahab Abdul (7/2/2013 9:28:00 AM)

    this is strikingly yours in different style which i like most... lovely.. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,836 Points S.zaynub Kamoonpuri (7/1/2013 2:11:00 PM)

    Wow u have paintd d nightmare scene so splendid! One of yor best in poetry. I esp admird d web weavin part. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 208 Points R.j. Wynn (7/1/2013 10:23:00 AM)

    Some very poetic lines here. Love it (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,509 Points Valerie Dohren (7/1/2013 9:31:00 AM)

    The dream world is illusory, well described here. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,229 Points Thomas A Robinson (7/1/2013 2:09:00 AM)

    Take the fear of the nightmare and all it's energy and turn it to your power.
    You have used it so to write this poem
    very good (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Farah Ilyas (6/29/2013 1:57:00 PM)

    And this partially blend has a impact in abundance...bravo (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,532 Points Valsa George (6/29/2013 5:51:00 AM)

    A contrast between illusion and reality, fear and bravery, light and murkiness..... we are thus eternally lost in a world of contradictions! A great write! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 347 Points David Wood (6/29/2013 5:19:00 AM)

    'To sleep perchance to dream', said Shakespear, 'what dream we do have'. Lovely poem Jasmeen (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 34,112 Points Gajanan Mishra (6/29/2013 4:04:00 AM)

    unanswered questions in dreams, I like it, thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013


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