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Hiss

I record the moments I wish had happened

Then underneath, I write the truth

No singing birds or lush blue sky

But a tornado black, with me in its eye

 

My mind creates stories that I pray were true

But my pencil scribbles the horrors I viewed

Shadows slide & haunt my day

They chase away my night, leaving me lost in grey

 

Flick through my diary of dreams

Turn pages quick to stifle the screams

Words become images blurred by the rain

Lost in the downpour; designed to betray

 

Flick through my diary of dreams

Turn pages quick to hide false dreams

This book of madness drives me insane

Even when I try to look the other way

 

I document an event made of fantasy

Then below, I write the factual truth

No walk with a lover or gentle kiss

A broken sleep, woken by a vipers’ hiss

 

My mind creates stories that I pray were true

But my pencil scribbles the horrors I viewed

Shadows move & taunt my night

They chase away my day, never bringing me light

 

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Comments5

  • dusk arising

    I think this is you at your best. For me your best yet. A simpler arrangement gives more punch to what is a very strong content already.

    Yes, dark and haunting which you readily embrace.

    Has to go into my fav's.

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      dusky,

      high praise from you my friend; thanks.

      Appreciate the fav's too!

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    • Laura

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      Wow 😯

      I wouldn’t want to ‘flick through’ that ‘diary of dreams’. I pity the person who has to do that. That pic is enough to give me nightmares. I’m not an admirer of snakes; but, I am an admirer of your work.

      A powerful and super write.

      As always...
      Laura🌻

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        Laura,

        that book of dreams shall be my first poetry book...confirming it will also be my last!!

        Thanks,

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      • Goldfinch60

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        Brilliant dark write.

        That dream is a nightmare
        Of your distant past
        But into the future
        The joy of good life
        Will be before you
        Where your joyful dreams
        Will forever last.

        Andy

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          Andy,

          as always I appreciate your comment.

          Thanks,

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        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Good Sunday UNSUB ~ BRIAN HERE ~ Thanks for a scary VISUAL and stimlating Poem about DREAMS. I like SNAKES & we have African Grass Snakes in College ! Angela wont have them in the House ! I use them in Teaching Nursery Nursing Students that they are not slimey and interesting to handle. Sometimes we take them into Primary Schools ! The KIDS love the way they move across a polished floor and love to draw them ! The Female Teachers run a mile !

          Love ~ Joy & Peace
          Angela & Brian 💛💛💛

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            A&B,

            it's not really about snakes!

            Thanks anyway.

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          • ZIGGY

            Interesting theme I think the first line gives
            Sight to your direction in this piece, many nicely knitted words brought together like
            Only you can, good to read your thoughts as always my friend,,, 👍

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              Zigs,

              many thanks my dear friend,

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