Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"N" Is For Nightmares - Alphabe Thursday, 4-22-10



I am participating in Jenny Matlock's Alphabe Thursday

Nightmares

 Just when I’m nice and comfy,
And I’m finally sound asleep,
Into my peaceful slumber,
Awful dreams begin to creep.

Sometimes I’m being chased,
By a dozen handsome men,
That none can ever catch me,
Seems a downright sin!

I dream of tons of candy,
Stretching out of sight,
Every kind of chocolate,
But I never get a bite!

One night I had a dream,
That I won the lottery,
And I gave every cent,
To my favorite charity.

I often dream of travel,
To exotic distant shores,
But when the plane has landed,
They can’t open up the doors!

Monsters never chase me,
I don’t have those kind of dreams,
Yet they feel like nightmares,
Just without the screams.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved



46 comments:

  1. Most excellent, Carmen! Very well done!

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  2. Wow! This is awesome. Here's to handsome men catching you and giving you chocolate. Sweet dreams.

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  3. This was just too funny LOL. Very clever indeed.

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  4. Anonymous6:18 AM

    Beautiful, I wish the lottery part become a reality. Lady & Michael

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  5. those doors not opening after i'd gotten to my destination...that would tick me off. :]

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  6. Great one, Carmen! If all nightmares are just that!

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  7. Wow, love your poem. So creative. Thanks for stopping by and the gracious comment. So funny what you said about reminding my husband how much money I save him. He jokes about that all the time when I buy something on sale, he says you saved me money again didn't you! Yes, I save him a ton doing all the painting around here.

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  8. What a lovely nighmare poem....

    Thanks for sharing it with the class!

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  9. I like your dreams

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  10. Seems like a description of hell. Definatly things nightmares are made of! Great poem.

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  11. clever & witty ...that was entertaining!

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  12. i hate nightmares!

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  13. Carmen...ssshhhh...Mrs. Matlock is out of the room so I wanted to write you.

    Do you submit these anywhere for publication?

    Seriously, girl, I think these are really good.

    How's your Mom?

    Hugs,
    Jenny

    Uh oh, Here's Mrs. Matlock...bye.


    Miss Carmen,

    As usual I find your poetic and creative endeavors excellent.

    You are an exceptional student.

    I suggest you take your writings to a contest of some type. I suspect you will win and then, of course, you can give credit where credit is due...

    To me...as your inspirational teacher.

    A+
    Outstanding work.

    Mrs. Matlock



    Carmen...sssshhhh...it's me again for a quick sec. Boy, Mrs. Matlock is a windbag. Don't listen to her...I know that talent is all you.

    Bye,
    Jenny

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  14. Great poem. Very cleverly written.

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  15. That is it! Hell and yet!

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  16. Very well done. Remaining awake for the most part of the night, those nightmares become many times dreams of a night dark day for me. Yet it has been a while since last "seen". Please have a wonderful Friday.

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  17. Those truly are nightmares!
    Very good poem!.

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  18. you are very creative. this made me smile.

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  19. My Name is P.J. - thanks so much. In reality, I don't even remember ever having a real nightmare!

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  20. JDaniel4's Mom - I appreciate your stopping by and reading my "Nightmares" - I wish one of those handsome men would catch me! As long as he's nice as well ( rich wouldn't be bad,
    either )

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  21. Viki - I had fun writing this - humor is easier than the sad, contemplative poems I write.

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  22. Lady K - oh, wouldn't it be wonderful to win the lottery! I wrote an entire poem about that once...I think it's in this blog somewhere!

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  23. critical crass - I've been blessed to have traveled all over the world during my 65 years and, one of my concerns has always been, what if, when I arrive, something goes wrong and I can't stay at my destination. My prayer is always, "if there has to be a problem, let it be at the END of my trip!"

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  24. Icy BC - yes, I wish everyone's nightmares were just that benign!

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  25. kim - I'm glad to see how much your husband appreciates your efforts! I'll bet your house is just beautiful. Thanks for checking out my poetry!

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  26. laterg8r - glad you like my "Nightmares" poem. Thanks for taking the time to read it.

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  27. Rocky Mountain Woman - it was fun to write poetry that was a bit more light hearted.

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  28. Tracy - in reality, they weren't bad nightmares -
    I feel sorry for those folks who are so plagued by the really horrible kind.

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  29. Christy - these were pretty mild nightmares, thankfully. I really don't remember dreams, though so I don't know if I've had bad nightmares.

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  30. Jo - glad your stop by my blog was entertaining. Come back sometime!

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  31. Ayie - do you have nightmares? I really don't or, thankfully, I never remember them.

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  32. Jenny - at the age of 65, my first poetry book, "Life's Journey" should be available on Amazon ( $12.99 plus shipping ) in about a month. It will have about 50 of my poem. If it sells, I will do a second. People like you have encouraged me, for years, to put my poems in a book but I've procrastinated. I so regret not doing it while my mother could be aware that it is dedicated to her.

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  33. Brenda - so happy you liked my poem. Praise makes me keep trying!

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  34. Dulce - one of these days, I want to try my hand as some of those beautifully erotic pieces you do...but I don't have too much experience to draw on..or it's all so long ago, I've forgotten!

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  35. Betty (picture circa 1951) - thank you so much,
    Betty!

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  36. ρομπερτ - Robert, I don't think I've had a real nightmare since my youth and staying up late to watch all those scrary movies of the Freddie Kruger genre.

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  37. Pondside - fun nightmares, mine, no monsters or really scary things.

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  38. Julie Schuler - do you have nightmares? I used to sleep so little in my long ago on call nights, I seldom had time to dream!

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  39. Kamana - I am so glad to give you a reason to smile! It's fun writing humorous poems!

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  40. Pretty cute! This kind of nightmare is perhaps more realistic, and maybe scarier after waking up.

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  41. what a great poem Carmen....I love your nightmares.......

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  42. darling and so clever!

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  43. I still hope the men catch you.

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