Treasure Island

Michael Silver

(12/17/95)

Do Not Let Me Sleep


I once dreamed of a woman
Her beauty radiant
Her voice to me was like breath
And I hungered for her approval
'Murder, fornication' she said
'Yes' I said 'more'
'Lies, false worship, adultery'
Suddenly I woke in sweat
Who was this man
Is he a dream
Or is he the evil that I do not wish to be
Jehovah, do not let me dream
Do not let me roam this world in living nightmare
Do not have me slave to these desires
Do not let me fall asleep
Dare I dream of her again
Is she my enemy
Or is she me
The savageness that clings to my flesh
Keep me awake my father
So that I may not join the billions
Who shall forever slumber
Not ever seeing the light of day
But rather the darkness that comes from her mouth

Submitted: Thursday, July 12, 2012
Edited: Thursday, July 12, 2012

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  • Emily Oldham (7/12/2012 3:49:00 PM)

    You've created a dark, mysterious atmosphere here. Interesting poem, keep writing! (Report) Reply

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