Adam McKim

Rookie - 222 Points (11/12/1984)

Dream Of The Unknown - Poem by Adam McKim

I dream of mostly nothing,
A deep black emptiness in space of infinate time.
But there is no time, there is nothing.
I see nothing, I touch nothing.
Am I even here? Do I exist? Where am I?
I'm not anywhere, just darkness all around.

I don't hear anything at all. I don't smell anything.
What kind of dream is this? This dream of the unknown.
It is not a dream. I'm not here, I am nothing.
Dreams are filled with things beyond imagination,
Filled with good things and bad things, but not this.
I am not happy nor am I sad...But I am scared.

Why am I scared? There is nothing here.
I am trembling but I don't feel a thing.
I'm not here, I am nothing just like this darkness.
But I am in fear in this dream of the unknown.
If it's a dream at all. Am I dead? Is that my fear?
If I'm dead, where is the afterlife? Were they right?

I see nothing, I feel nothing, I am nothing.
Fear is the only thing I know in this dream.
But why? If nothing is wrong, why is everything dark?
Why can't I dream? Why am I nothing with nothing around?
No time, no feeling, no sense. Just nothing.
Lost in this forsaken world, this dream of the unknown.

Suddenly, I'm crying. I feel tears stream down my face.
I feel my heart racing. I hear myself choke back cries.
But everything is still dark, everything is still nothing.
I don't understand. What is happening to me?
My eyes open, I'm in my bed. Face buried in my pillow.
I am still crying, I am still scared...I don't know why.


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I can't really explain this poem. All I can say is that sometimes this happens and I just don't know why.

Comments about Dream Of The Unknown by Adam McKim

  • Neela Nath Das (9/26/2012 7:52:00 AM)


    Is this your subconscious mind which made you have such a dream? A sense of loneliness, insecurity work here. Nice word picture. (Report) Reply

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  • David Gerardino (9/25/2012 9:27:00 PM)


    very good, , , , , , , , , , i can see every word,10 (Report) Reply

  • Sina Farajzadeh (9/23/2012 1:49:00 AM)


    I really loved this work. I don't know or remember if I had such a dream. Maybe I had, and maybe I didn't have. I am nothing too! But I AM! Is there really no afterlife? This is the most important question for me which I won't accept any answer, from anyone, with any religion. I must experience it myself. But then, what poor alives would do? Do you really experience this? I think so! Everything is nothing but pain. Good luck dude. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (8/26/2012 8:28:00 AM)


    So well written, Is this a dream or is this an amazing imagination, either way this dream is real. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Ellias Anderson Jr. (8/26/2012 1:48:00 AM)


    oh dear Adam, it sometimes happens to me too, i just see a huge black space, then i can feel nothing, see nothing, smell nothing, and even sometimes i can't breathe! well done, this poem shows a real feeling, really nice
    Good job Adam
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 25, 2012

Poem Edited: Sunday, September 30, 2012


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