A Voice From The Past

A Voice From The Past

A Poem by Firebird
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My Nightmare Visited Today

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Out of the black,
A voice from the past,
My bleakest time.
Mummified memories 
Unearthed, exhumed.
A bitter taste.

From out of the ether,
You emerged, abhorrent,
Dark shadows coalescing,
My nightmare vision,
My dracula descending.

As if in a dream
We spoke of lunch,
Swapped smiles,
Exchanged civilities.

Yet your fangs are not forgotten
They left their mark.

© 2015 Firebird


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Beautifully creative words on the most unwanted intrusion of the mind. It always feels like your mind is teasing you with horror shows from the past. My personal favourite is when they turn up in your dreams best friends with your family and you feel like the outsider. Always a shock, but also a relief its now just a bad memory.


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Firebird

4 Years Ago

Thank for your comments acoustic. Your dream of feeling like an outsider is pretty unpleasant too.



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Sometime when a painful past is more than a memory the darkness of the time comes back very strong. Ride with it back to the other side and the now. Very nice darkness, I like it. Well done.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Firebird

3 Years Ago

Thank you. The darkness was real at the time. The now is fine it just means I haven't written a poem.. read more
Goodness, I love all of your work! I try to read every one you post, and each time I do, my expectations are blown out of the water by your amazing writing! Please, keep up the fabulous work!

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Firebird

3 Years Ago

Thank you Cecil. You're very kind :-) I haven't written any for about a month. Don't know if any mor.. read more
Cecil the Host

3 Years Ago

You can't force beauty, dear, so if nothing else will come, don't try to make it ^-^ Everything will.. read more
Firebird

3 Years Ago

:-) thank you Cecil
You bring my heart to a stop here... Only a person who has lived a violation of the person could comprehend the anxiety of "running into" the monster or even a vivid reminder of the monster.
I've struggle with this concept. Why would I give my power away like this? Dang it! :). Honestly, I believe one can grow and transcend the monsters of their lives. We can create new meanings around old scars... We can create empowerment where power was stolen.
It takes intention and work to vanquish the "vampires", but any pheonix already knows they are above and beyond.
A fabulous image of the human condition.
Well penned.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Firebird

3 Years Ago

Thank you for your review David. I'm glad I was able to strike a chord with you. Thank you for your .. read more
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Tee
great poem,you said it so well

I loved the ending

'Yet your fangs are not forgotten
They left their mark.'



Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Firebird

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reading Tee. I appreciate your review :-)
Loved it was a great piece😊

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Firebird

4 Years Ago

Thank you Pink elephant. I'm glad you liked it.:-)
Beautifully creative words on the most unwanted intrusion of the mind. It always feels like your mind is teasing you with horror shows from the past. My personal favourite is when they turn up in your dreams best friends with your family and you feel like the outsider. Always a shock, but also a relief its now just a bad memory.


Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Firebird

4 Years Ago

Thank for your comments acoustic. Your dream of feeling like an outsider is pretty unpleasant too.
geez, i relate to this exactly...first ex-wife...this would be the scenario...right down to the fangs that left their mark for far too many years.

j.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Firebird

4 Years Ago

Oh..sorry if it brought back bad memories Jacob. Thank you for reading it.
jacob erin-cilberto

4 Years Ago

it's a really good poem and those memories are distant enough now...
Firebird

4 Years Ago

Thank you :-) Your reviews always mean a lot to me. I'm glad the memories have receded.

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