Night Horrors

I hope no one will mind if I do this I wanted to re publish one of my older poems . I first wrote this in June this year. It means a great deal to me because it describes some of the fears that haunt me when I cannot sleep, which is often.

When sleep deserts you reason is not far behind.

Panic moves in and is far from kind.

With sanity fleeing, taking sense in its path

It feels like a car crash, a bad aftermath!

 Darkness creeps and confusion reins

You can smell the fear like dirty drains.

Open a window and breathe in the night

Calm yourself now there is no need for flight.

 Look up to the stars they are laughing at you

They’ve seen night horrors before in fact nothing is new.

The moon and the stars burn with ancient light

Oblivious of you with no care for your plight.

 The night is an abandoned tunnel damp and dark.

Shadowy and cold echoing to the sound of a vicious dog’s bark.

The climb is steep and narrow there is no rest

You slip and stumble blindly hoping for the best.

 Where is the comfort where is the light

when will there be an end to this endless night.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. giselzitrone
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 18:00:32

    Ich kann auch oft nicht schlafen dann stehe ich auf und schreibe Gedichte und wenn ich dann fertik bin kann ich meistens einschlafen.Aber es gibt auch Träume die mich immer wieder heimsuchen dein Gedicht fiede ich sehr schön wünsche dir noch eine gute night lieber Gruss Gislinde,


    • willowdot21
      Oct 04, 2011 @ 18:25:49

      Danke für das Teilen. So haben wir mehr gemeinsam als die Liebe zur Poesie. Ich hasse die kleine Nacht, wenn der Schlaf lässt mich hoch und trocken. Sie sind nicht frühen Morgenstunden sind sie cavanus! Ich hoffe, dass Sie einige erholsame Nächte zu bekommen bald.


  2. burnthepoets
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 18:22:00

    Another great read. I know exactly where your coming from.


  3. willowdot21
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 18:38:57

    Sleep is a mean visitor, however we try to tempt it will only visit when it chooses. I am sorry you suffer from lack of sleep but I am so glad that you like the poem.


  4. Vampire Weather
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 23:05:16

    What a familiar feeling. The mind is the greatest terror. Beautifully done


  5. Androgoth
    Oct 04, 2011 @ 23:23:38

    I like the darkness of night,
    no need to worry, no need of fright,
    the mind plays tricks, it casts a doubt,
    but never fear when the lights are out.
    Take a deep breath, and exhale slow
    when the lights are out, or low…

    Soon it will be the morning and a new
    day of hope, the night time horrors are
    no more to behold…

    Sleeplessness tempts fear in the night,
    but do not worry thou art alright, think only
    of the morrow, and feel safety within thy
    thoughts, for tomorrow is a new day and
    the night horrors are nought…

    Willow, I like your re-post 🙂

    Androgoth XXx


    • willowdot21
      Oct 05, 2011 @ 10:11:34

      Androgoth I love that reply , not only is it an excellent poem it is full of common sense!! :o) XXXX


      • Androgoth
        Oct 05, 2011 @ 19:42:16

        Thank you for your kind
        thoughts Willow 🙂


        I liked it too, and added it to my
        Space… Just a quick jotting of a
        couple of minutes, but I still like
        it enough to add as a posting 🙂

        Have a delightful evening now…

        Androgoth XXx

  6. willowdot21
    Oct 05, 2011 @ 19:46:10

    Thank you sir, and may you have a good evening too! As I said it is a little piece of art and deserves it’s own place in your space!! (¬_+)


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  8. johnallenrichter
    Oct 16, 2011 @ 23:45:16

    Depression affects me and I once went for several months without sleeping. That was a bad year. I remember that I would lay down anyway, motionless for the entire night just to give my physical body the rest it needed. It was horrible and I attempted suicide that year….. Medicine eventually helped and is now helping me too…… Sleeplessness can be a symptom of something that is very serious… I hope you are doing better now……


    • willowdot21
      Oct 17, 2011 @ 06:43:45

      Hi John I am sorry about your depression, it is a hard card to be dealt . The black dog who follows you everywhere. as you probably know the trick is to learn to keep him /she at bay( mine is male). I still have problems sleeping due to pain , like you I lie still and hope to rest my body.Increasingly I feel I should of got up and done something to avert those horrors when they were at their worse. I am doing better at this moment in time and I hope you are too. I seriously think writing is a wonderful outlet for all our minds and souls! Keep well keep helps! XXX


  9. eof737
    Sep 28, 2012 @ 23:57:34

    I like it and that drawing is scary. 😉


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