Friday, March 25

Nightmare

...you wake up in a dream, I wander through the streets of memories once lived.
'do you hear me? I am talking to you'
craving to make the same mistakes, same crimes
over and over;
and
over and over.

I must write.
Must breathe.
I must suck the lifeless throbbing joy out of their veins.
*sigh*
I must, like the growing, brandishing corporate deity,
grip them with a disarming smile and make myself inevitable.
I must, like Macbeth's valentine, absolve my hands of the blood
which reeks of the transgressions I chose to so conveniently forget.
I must cry, and squirm, and cry some more-
"Here's the smell of the blood still: all the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!"
A whimper of the bang that wasn't.

You wake up, this time in a real dream.





p.s.: shared with Thursday Poets Rally Week 40

21 comments:

Amropali said...

stupendous

Amropali said...

Beautiful!!! Jus simply amazing!!!

Amropali said...

Intense. Gripping. Brilliantly put.

Amropali said...

so fantastic imagery, keep dreaming, big and real.
cheers.
welcome to poets rally.
have fun.

Amropali said...

What a beautiful play of words.. great justice to the feelings. Love coming back to yuor blog again and again.

Amropali said...

Thanx Jingle.
I am happy to join. read some amazing poetry there.

Amropali said...

Thanx Mayank.
I am glad you liked it.
I appreciate you taking time to come back. :D

Happy reading.

Amropali said...

Thanx Sameera.
=)

Amropali said...

the protagonist wakes up first in a dream, and the second time in reality that seems a dream? fabulous wordplay Amropali :) liked it.

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Amropali said...

That can be one way to see it.
But I'd like to believe that the former one is a reality and the latter a dream.

That speaks of the surrealism in all our modern lives much better, I guess.

Happy writing.

cheers

Amropali said...

suspenseful! great write! :)

Amropali said...

Corporate deity, macbeth's valentine, perfumes of arabia... hmmm, you do cover a lot of things at a single go. nice... That dream is what this world has become indeed.

Amropali said...

Exactly, with options come confusion, with confusion chaos and with chaos...well, this dream.

Amropali said...

Very powerful--wake or sleep--our dreams can be nightmares. Such intense emotion in this, Amropali--I can feel it.

Amropali said...

love the urgency and the edges in the words... you're really good with blank verse, you know?

Amropali said...

I love your style of writing...its really good...was blog hopping n landed on ur blog...

Amropali said...

That's a nice read! Beautifully written! Dreams are such mysteries ... haven't read Freud, so I still dont know explanations for why we dream of what we do! But they sometimes give you interesting stories to wonder at over a morning cuppa right?!
And thank you for visiting my blog :)

Amropali said...

wow!! That's flattering.
=)

Amropali said...

Thanks for dropping by and leaving your response.

happy reading!

p.s: I like blog-hopping too.

Amropali said...

Thanx Ambika!

Like many things in this world, dreams are a constant source of mystery for me.

and I hope you have an amazing summer in Sikkim!

Amropali said...

Brilliant !!!
Liked it lot :)

PS : Loved your profile description !