Kathryn Garner

Rookie (May 10,1991)

Sweetest Nightmare - Poem by Kathryn Garner

First time, first death
And so they sing me sweetly to sleep
First time to final rest
In the angels of deaths keep
You’re my favorite nightmare
And you shake from this tomb
Cutting out the pieces of me that care
You fill in all the voids, all the room
That seeps agony from my heart

Sweetest demon, your lips
Whispers caressing my bleeding heart
If love could be given in one kiss
I’d let you take it, or shall I fall apart?
For I believe you’ve taken leave
And I’m just lying to myself
You are my seven deadly sins
And I will sin again and again

A feast upon the majesty of broken grace
For you darling, I die the day I cant replace
This absence with spirits conjured by my own
To convince myself I’m really not alone

Lie to me, can I covet you
As you break a swollen heart
And the skies turn black from blue
The seams of dreams fall apart

I say you’re my sweetest nightmare
But if my cravings and calls of this be true
And if this angel be so fair
Within deaths keep of my mind
Then my cravings and call of this must be true
And my sweet ghost of a perfectly destroyed dream
This truth breaks you at the seams
I believe your never really there
You’ve only been my sweetest nightmare

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, April 22, 2011


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