Shania K. Younce

Rookie - 263 Points (4-18-1996 / I can´t remember.)

'Nightmare of 'Annabel Lee'


Twas very and very long ago.
In a place I dare to go.
That a dream withered there whom you may not know.
By the old man of three.
For this dream died with no other thought.
To be torn and torn by thee.

The dream was old and so was he.
In this place I dare to go.
So, we died and we died with more than death.
With a tempest crown and child's frown.
We lived only to see.

Twas this the reason we long let go?
In this place I dare to go.
So, struck a thunder bolt, frozen.
This dispassionate belief.
So, that my love would not await.
To keep thee here and always made free.
To unmarked doors; faraway.
In this place I dare to stay.

The dream, ever so tempered and not sweet.
Neither one we envied, so.
No one knew this story never told, in this place we rather go.
That thunder struck by day.
Living and living to be let free.

But, our harmony was harmed by pro-longed death.
By those which our younger than all of we.
Whom, we saw dumbfounded by the sea.
Neither, the castaways found below loved.
Nor the fish in the river of screams could sleep.
Forever, dissever a dream from a dream.
Of the hearts that beats within me.

For I dream this place of mind and body.
Of a screaming me.
In my darkened eyes you rise to thee.
Of a screaming me.
And, in all this place, I lie still, thrashing.
Of a warm less- warm less- thee and I.
In this place we dare to dream.
In this tomb we roam free.

Submitted: Monday, July 28, 2014

Topic of this poem: love and pain


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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I was thinking; what if there was an alternate universe of Annabel Lee. So, I wrote her nightmare instead of her love. The poem by Edgar Allan Poe, called Annabel Lee is my favorite written by he. Which, inspired me to write this. Please comment with honesty and at will!

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,995 Points Bri Edwards (8/19/2014 1:12:00 AM)

    shania, i've recently seen several poem comments posted by you at poems by other poets.
    i don't have much time now to comment...it's bedtime actually. i've only read the poem once. i too like annabel lee.

    though i am baffled by some of the wording, and i don't understand it well (yet) i really did enjoy it, including a bit of rhyming i noticed. bien. thanks for sharing. there was a flow and a feel to it which transcended the areas i mentioned first in my comment. :) bri....................... i may read it again. but i'll stay in this universe for the time being. (Report) Reply

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