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Rated: ASR · Poetry · Family · #2259505
A few lines on past nightmares and my remedy to get a peaceful night’s sleep.


NIGHTMARES
Will me nightmares never cease?

Dear God, I pray, let me sleep in peace.



Me wife’s a boozer; like a fish she drinks.

Me son’s a doper; a loser me thinks.

Me daughter’s a whore; turns tricks left and right.

Yours truly was jacked by some bangers last night.



Will me nightmares never cease?

Dear God, I pray, let me sleep in peace.

Me wife shags a guy who plays the guitar.

Me son’s married to a porno film star.

Me daughter’s knocked-up and dying from AIDS.

Yours truly was raped by a dozen old maids.



Will me nightmares never cease?

Dear God, I pray, let me sleep in peace.



Me wife was kidnapped and buried alive.

Me son crashed his car; he did not survive.

Me daughter got ate by a grizzly bear.

Yours truly was fried in the electric chair. 



Will me nightmares never cease?

What can I do to sleep in peace?



Perhaps if I ate not those late night snacks,
Me dream train would roll on less bumpy tracks.
Perhaps if I read not bloodthirsty sleaze,

Me dream boat would sail less perilous seas.

Perhaps if I watched not horror sci-fi’s

Me dream plane would fly less turbulent skies.



No more cold pizza while lying in bed.

No more Steve King; I read Nick Sparks instead.

No more late nights watching spooky TV.
Me dreams are now sweet, as all dreams should be.

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