Dverse open link night!

She jerks awake

From an awful nightmare

Is it real?

Is she real?

Her world turned upside down

And inside out

She starts to cry

Fists clenched

Heart racing

She’s panicking now

Oh how can she get through this?

Nightmares have been her constant companion

For days now, she’s been awakened by them

She tries to relax

Closes her eyes again

Sleep, oh sleep please come

Take me away into dreamland

Where I can dream of rainbows and butterflies

This is all she wishes for

Not the constant nightmares of being abused

So long ago.

Written in response to the Dverse open link night prompt which you can find here!

Open Link Night #329 | dVerse (dversepoets.com)

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

18 thoughts on “Dverse open link night!”

  1. Simple, but deceptively so… Haunting too, drawn as it is so directly and openly from experience… thank you for your bravery and your voice Carol Anne

    Liked by 1 person

  2. The final stanza, with its reference to rainbows and butterflies, adds a touch of hope and the desire for a happier, more peaceful existence. Overall, I think this is a well-written and poignant poem. Great job, Carol!


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