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Bad Dreams

Bad Dreams

A Poem by Phibby Venable

Bad Dreams

Tonight I am a broken stick
and you stumble across my path
in restlessness
Each hour you have awakened me
to ask if I was sleeping and how well
and how could I, when you were
so lonely, but all I did was sleep
It was a torment for you,
the way I disappeared just when
you needed me to speak,
to touch away a memory or a moment
you were not happy to recall
Each time, magnanimous, you
suggest I go to bed,
only to decide, there is something
too quiet, a waiting room where you might
be called back any moment,
with no one there to brace you
for some negative verdict,
which perversely, the doctor will call,
positive.


© 2009 Phibby Venable



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Bad dreams? This sounds more like the making of nightmares...not the writing but the situation of this other sleepless person...

Each time, magnanimous, you
suggest I go to bed,
only to decide, there is something
too quiet, a waiting room where you might
be called back any moment,
with no one there to brace you
for some negative verdict,
which perversely, the doctor will call,
positive.

--I would wake with terror sweats for sure. This was an excellent read!

Posted 7 Years Ago


"there is something
too quiet, a waiting room"
A cell for sitters to sit in.
It is all too much as we are
frail beings.

Excellent,
Jack

Posted 7 Years Ago


It is always a scary thing to be awaiting news of a loved one in a hospital and so often doctors and nurses don't make it easier as they treat you like a number and even when speaking to you they are so cold like a robot giving you your account info at an ATM. Needless to say this was well written in expressing that situation.

Posted 7 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I asked Lynne where you folks get those poem-a-day pills. Now I'm wondering if they're legal...

Posted 7 Years Ago



Yep i've found myself in this situation...it's very annoying, yet the more annoyed you become the harder the fight to cath a wink. Well written poem! :-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I've had a rash of sleepless nights over the past few weeks . . . some sort of cycle of restlessness that kicks in between the hours of 12:30 and 3:00 . . . if I find the intruder that is coming in and disturbing my slumber you better believe I'm going to shake that broken stick at him

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Phibby Venable
Phibby Venable

abingdon, VA



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