Nicole Hanes

Rookie (7-24-96 / Ridgeway, PA)

'Nightmares' - Poem by Nicole Hanes

Dreams are good
Nightmares are scary
many, many things
ones freightening dream
becomes reality

Toss, and turn
Turn, and toss
Moan and cry
cry and moan

Symptoms of life in my sleep
renews the boldness inside
and struggling to hold on
to the life it belongs to

could these have been flashbacks?
memories that have been
forgotten, lost, broken

is this?
could it be
a good thing
could it be?

Nightmares cause fustration
I guess it is just
for the good of us all

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

when my father would abuse me for years on out, i would have nightmares and when i wrote this poem, i had just woke up from a nightmare about my father. i really hate that man

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 23, 2012

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