Not Another Lonely Nightmare

As I wake in the middle of the night, I try quickly to shut my eyes and drift back to sleep. I do not want it to feel me, because night time is its favorite occasion to come. Before I can crawl back into a sleeping slumbers arms, I can feel its presence. Its phantom of fear, cries and loneliness as it whispers through the darkness, “remember…..” I immediately pull the blankets up over my head and try to avoid that familiar, haunting sound. Trying with all I have to keep out the images, feelings of then behind, so it doesn’t taint my present worries. Like a … Continue reading Not Another Lonely Nightmare

Drowning

Smile….keep smiling.  Oh wait, you are suppose to laugh now. Stay strong because everyone is watching. She smiles but it doesn’t reach her eyes. No one really wants to see so they just go along with what she portrays. If anyone would take a moment to look really into her eyes, they would see she is drowning. She is slowly collapsing under the brutal force of sorrow, regret and fear. Each of her breaths become more labored than the one before. But still she stands, smiling. Trying to be what everyone needs her to be. She makes it through the … Continue reading Drowning