Tuesday, August 02, 2016

By day I ... a troubled Poem for Tuesday Platform



By day
 
By day I sleep, at night I work
 
O Dreams, will you devour me
I dream the dream that changes men
In my dreams I am a woman,
devil woman who preys, poor soul
 
In my Dreams my subjects are those
they who have no power, succumb
They are men who sleep, play, at night
For them there's no rest, nor for me
 
O Devil woman of my Dreams
Why do you scream, pleasure abounds
 
O Dreams, will you devour me
dreams only few will ever know
In my dreams I am a woman
A woman who devours her man
 
In my dreams they scream with their pain
pain that few men will ever know
Pain that cannot be told they find
Why do you scream, pleasure abounds
 
O Devil woman of my Dreams
Why do you scream, pleasure abounds
 
O Sleep, will you give me release
release me from this dreaded dream
I've endured their pain, not their plan
Pain that doesn't stop, never ends
 
In my dreams day becomes the night
and I become a woman, wild
A devil who knows no regret
For them there's no rest, nor for me
 
O Devil woman of my Dreams
Why do you scream, pleasure abounds
 
By day I dream, at night I work 
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Photo and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2014 and 2016, All Rights Reserved
Photo (2014):  http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2014/07/blog-post_19.html

I'm linked with Kerry O'Connor at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads
http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-tuesday-platform.html

There, at the garden, today open forum at the Tuesday Platform, Kerry presented a YouTube of Draconian singing the following song.  It gave me the troubled theme idea for my poem today:

Death Come Near Me
 
By day I sleep, at night I weep!
 
O Death, come near me!
Be the one for me, be the one who stays.
My rivers are frozen, and mischosen,
and the shadows around me sickens my heart.
 
O Death, come near me,
and stay (by my side). Hear my silent cry!
In sadness I'm veiled, to the cross I am nailed,
and the pain around me freezes my world.
 
My cold world...
In life I've failed,
for years I've wailed.
Frozen in time... left behind...
The rapture of grief is all to find...
The rapture of grief is all!
 
Behind the shadow of life the lost hopes are grieving.
I seek the night and hope to find love...
So I drown in the silence of lifes short eternity.
The tears fills the void in my heart astray...
Embrace me now, delightful ease!
 
Give me a world of wonderous peace!
Calm the desperate scream in my heart!
O Death, come near me,
save me from this empty, cold world!
 
O Life, you have killed me,
so spare me from this couldron of misery!
In life I cry, away I fly...
Chosen to fall within these walls.
 
The rapture...
The rapture of grief is all!
Oh, shed a tear for the loss of innocense,
for the forsaken spirits who aches... in us.
 
Cry for the heart who surrenders to pain,
for the solitude of those left behind!
Behold the pain and sorrow of the world,
dream of a place away from this nightmare.
 
Give us love and unity, under the heart of night.
O Death, come near us, and give us life!
I this world of pain I am better of dead!
Give me love, or give me... death!
 
O Death, come near me!
I have summoned you!

A-Z Lyrics
http://www.azlyricdb.com/lyrics/Draconian-Death-Come-Near-Me-92493#.V6CWmO9TFjo

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10 Comments:

At Tuesday, August 02, 2016 1:24:00 PM, Blogger p.s. said...

I really like this, especially:
"In my dreams day becomes the night
and I become a woman, wild
A devil who knows no regret"

 
At Tuesday, August 02, 2016 2:10:00 PM, Blogger p.s. said...

Yes, I love the sweet claw(s)-and-proboscid pals, pictured up above. :)

 
At Tuesday, August 02, 2016 6:20:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Wow! A real departure from your usual tone. I enjoyed the wild fantasy.

 
At Wednesday, August 03, 2016 5:43:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Give me a world of wonderous peace!
Calm the desperate scream in my heart!
save me from this empty, cold world!

There is so much of unfairness that afflicts life that one just wants to give in. Why this is so!

Hank

 
At Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:03:00 AM, Blogger Outlawyer said...

A very intense and courageous poem, Jim.

 
At Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:59:00 AM, Blogger Kerry O'Connor said...

The song by Massive Attack takes one deep, and your poem boldly takes the reader into the realm of dreams. this was intense.

 
At Wednesday, August 03, 2016 8:34:00 PM, Blogger gillena cox said...

"O Sleep, will you give me release
release me from this dreaded dream
I've endured their pain, not their plan
Pain that doesn't stop, never ends"

For sure that is a most awesome verse

Much love...

 
At Wednesday, August 03, 2016 11:18:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

"O Sleep, will you give me release release me from this dreaded dream"
I feel at times I am living in a nightmare with all the negative badgering of political stumping. I keep thinking I will wake up and will find the world sane again.

 
At Thursday, August 04, 2016 1:38:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Thanks, Guys. I'm not my message came through as I envisioned it.
BTW, as you probably figured this out, the person here is only fictitious and is not me. I used to have recurring dreams of a different nature but they stopped a few years ago.
..

 
At Thursday, August 04, 2016 8:24:00 AM, Blogger Marian said...

O Death! Gosh, this... is dark.

 

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