Blink it Away

Blink it Away

A Poem by Olivia Marie
"

This is based off a nightmare I had.

"
Blink

I find myself running
Trying to escape
Trying to yell out and beg
Plead for someone to help me
But no one will 

Dark masks cover their faces
They laugh at me
Knowing I can't get away
I can't out-run them 
I can't blink

There are four of them
Tall men, chasing me
Trying to capture me
Trying to steal me

Where is my prince?
When will he rescue me?

I fall into a Fun House 
With blinding colors
Confusing my sense of direction
I catch their stares
In the reflection of the distorted mirrors

I run into a trap 
The Fun House has turned into a terror trap 

I try to blink
I try to scream
But I can't

They creep up
Laughing as hyena's would
At their prey

They snatch me up
One for each arm
And one for each leg
Carrying me shoulder height
As I try to kick
Maybe wiggle myself free

I think your name
Over and over again
Trying to say it aloud 
But I can't

They tie me to a table
In a dim, cold room
They look down at me
Their glares menacing 

They say things to me
as I lay in my helpless state 

"Where's your prince now darling?"
"Why'd you run-away baby-doll?"

The pack leader
Runs his finger down my inner thigh 
I squirm, gagged now
As a tear falls down my face

"Guess he didn't really love you."
"I'll show you what, true love really feels like."

Horrified I scream your name
In my mind it echoes 
He's on the table now
Looking down at me

I hear them snicker
All clothes are still on
But I feel his hand pulling up
On the rim of my shirt 
I look around
And realize these monsters plan to share

I pull on the ropes
With all my might
But I'm trapped in this image

"What was your sweetheart's name anyway?"

I feel myself forming your name
I feel it locked inside
I feel it on the tip of my tongue
When it explodes from my mouth
And I jolt awake
Blinking the nightmare away

I catch my breath 
And look around
Making sure it was just a dream 

When beside me I hear 
The softest snore
And I go back to sleep
Knowing I am in your safety once more 

~Zzz~

© 2012 Olivia Marie


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Excellent story that held my interest from beginning to end! You have created excellent images of terror!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Olivia Marie

7 Years Ago

thank you :)
Wow- incredible peice! You are a talented writer. I was on the edge of my seat with tears in my eyes- very well written, horrifyingly detailed, excellent piece of work.

"I think your name
Over and over again
Trying to say it aloud
But I can't"

Reminded me of when I try to scream or run in my dreams & I just can't. The words or sounds will not come out & when I try to get away, my feet seem to be running through quicksand... Again, great write!

Posted 7 Years Ago


Olivia Marie

7 Years Ago

thank you :D
Awhh a great piece. I espically love the zzz at the end. Its like the perfect ending.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Olivia Marie

7 Years Ago

Thank you :)
Oh wow! This had me on the edge of my seat! And I must say I'm quite glad this story had a happy ending ^_^ A terribly wonderful write indeed.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Olivia Marie

7 Years Ago

Thank you :D
That was amazing. Have you ever seen the video for No Light No Light, by Florence + The Machine? That's what this reminds me of. Very artistic. Wonderful wonderful piece. (:

Posted 7 Years Ago


Olivia Marie

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much :) I'll go look the video up :)
This is tricky. I didn't expect the twist at the end. While it is a distress to sleep and feel the imprisoning terror, it is a salvation to wake up and escape to reality. It is only at this instance that people appreciates reality. As we seldom say that it's better to sleep and dream than to wake up to reality.

You have a good literary technique that goes beyond the simple and evident intention of words or actions.

Good job:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


Olivia Marie

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much :D

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Olivia Marie
Olivia Marie

Columbiana, AL



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