My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

5 Waking Nightmare

waking in a fog
like rising from a drug induced slumber
eyes are wide open
absorbing the familiar surroundings
the mind wakes slightly
as the realization starts to set in
the body lies bound
an invisible vise holding it down
this is not a dream
struggling only serves to tighten the hold
breathing becomes hard
the chest tightens as panic rises up
words fight to escape
their attempt thwarted by an unseen gag
fear clenches the heart
as sleep threatens to drag me back under
an endless cycle of torture and dread
the thought of not waking from this nightmare
of being trapped here
unable to fight the invisible
that binds my body
is just as debilitating as this
sleep paralysis

they say sound or touch can help bring you out of this, but what happens if you live alone with no person to rouse you with their touch and no animal to lick your ear.  my bouts with sleep paralysis do take quite a toll...being completely conscious of what is around you, but unable to move...

this post was awakened from within by Poetic Asides' Wednesday Prompt.


  1. lovely expressed piece..
    Simply do what's best, no worrying about being perfect...

    Happy Rally.
    Thanks for coming.

  2. Brilliantly written verse, it makes the fear real to the reader (or to me at least). Beautiful way of showing a frightful experience.
    The Lonely Recluse.

  3. Do make comments..

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    lovely you.
    keep rocking.

  4. I like the way you pull the reader into the state of being, well done. It evokes a quiet desperation and then a resignation. Interesting and well-written poem.


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