Abduction - Poem by Orlando Belo
During the early hours of a late autumn night,
a storm blew in, whilst most slept tight.
A clap of thunder chased a lightening flash,
as a gust of wind turned a bedroom window’s latch.
The rain was unforgiving, falling heavy, hard, and fast.
Lightening lit up the sky, as again the thunder crashed.
In the bedroom a beam of light from the heavens shone,
which lifted and carried away a boy, as he slept on.
Up into the clouds he was taken, by this impenetrable beam.
Into a place of silence, with lights of red, blue, and green.
His sleep was disturbed by a humming sound and a beam of light,
as his half opened eyes saw shapes like shadows in the night.
Believing he was dreaming, he once again closed his eyes,
content that he was at home sleeping, until sunrise.
Barely awake he found himself lying on a hard dusty ground,
beneath a mauve sky, with no sun or moon, or clouds around.
A haunting stillness and silence added to his anxious fears,
confusion, panic, and loneliness, were followed by uncontrollable tears.
He later concluded that he was still asleep facing a dream’s unreality,
and the nightmare remained until he awoke in normality.
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