EPHEMERAL: Nightmares from an Unbleached Soul, the AtoZ Blog Challenge

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NIGHTMARES FROM AN UNBLEACHED SOUL

EPHEMERAL

The sky was golden
Grass was so green
A perfect wind blew through
The landscape looked painted
By Vincent Van Gogh
The flowers were pleasing,
Their colors swirled around 
A star burst inside of me
As I floated high over the ground
The ground
The ground
I floated over the ground.

She came to my side
In a sudden conquest
Arms flung around my neck
There was a kiss
We moved just an inch away
Eyed this ideal bliss in my arms
Hair color changed, same with her eyes
But the dimples remained the same
With that wondrous smile
And we floated high over the ground
The ground
The ground
We floated over the ground.

Drawing us cheek to cheek
She whispered quite clear
"What is the pain you hold?
Why deep despair?"
I bear hugged her gently
I couldn't let go as
The sky turned dark and gray
The temperature got cold
As we floated high over the ground
The ground
The ground
We floated over the ground.

Red lightning struck trees
All asunder to twigs
The wind grew in power
We started to spin
Then the rain came crashing down
We were soaked to the skin
It felt like needles and pins
It felt like we'd drown
As we floated high over the ground
The ground
The ground
We floated over the ground.

"Tell me," she pleaded
"You need to let go
All that you hold inside
That's destroying your soul."
She was right and I knew it
I whispered in her ear
What was inside of me
All that I feared
As we floated high over the ground
The ground
The ground
We floated over the ground.

Tears fell freely
Our feet touched the ground
She hugged me, then kissed
One that lingered long
A blink, she was gone
I looked; was quite alone
There wasn't a sound until
A piercing noise blared
The flowers dripped colors
That pooled at my feet
On the ground
The ground

My eyes flew open
Details faded instantly
Little remained except
A kiss, the caring
The cleansing that began
And two dimpled cheeks 
The rest just flew away
As my feet touched the floor.
Dreams can last a lifetime
Dreams can last a lifetime
Yes, they can last a lifetime
Until you awaken, roused from your sleep.

12 responses »

  1. Neat poetry! Felt like a ballad. Some dreams should last a lifetime.

    Here from the A-Z and enjoyed reading. All the best.

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    • I am so glad you do, Keith. Even the best of dreams and the worst of nightmares can get lost in the awake mind. I see this as having both qualities. Nightmares can be subtle. Thanks

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    • I have the music in my head when I write these. I try to keep to the same beat, some work, others need finagling. I need a musician who would like to collaborate with me. In the past, I worked with the musical director & friend from my theater company. I’d hum/sing out the melody in my head. He’d transcribe that, add to it, I’d edit the wording to fit, and boom. Glad you liked this.

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