Hello my dearest friends, welcome.
It’s Day Fifteen of NanoPoblano AKA National Blog Posting Month (but with Cheer Peppers galore!) and I’m back with you guessed it, a rubber chicken with a pulley in the middle!
No, of course not, it is another live performance poetry video.
Check out the Facebook Live performance of my latest poem.
This poem was kind of/sort of inspired by the halfway mark that we now find ourselves at in this point of the month. We all have nightmares from time to time, dreams that we feel we cannot escape from and this is the vibe I was going for regarding this one.
If you would like some alternative poetry prompts to fire up your motors this month then you can try some of the ones below that I usually mine for poetic nuggets of gold:-
2017 November PAD Chapbook Challenge by Robert Lee Brewer at Writer’s Digest
And here is my poem in written form to scare you witless all over again (unless you haven’t watched the video, in which case there is a first time for everything).
Photo by mysticsartdesign from Pixabay
“Nightmare Fuel” by David Ellis
Brick wall, rock bottom
Abandoning everything that has been learned
Only halfway through dreams of heaven
But someone has changed the channel
Still stuck in half past hell
Eclipsed by a loop of every greatest mistake I’ve ever made
My mind decides to remember it all in lurid detail tonight
An exhausting horror movie diet
Mostly of things that haven’t even happened yet
Heavy breathing and I keep on running
Running until my lungs scream
Pushing myself further and further
“Am I good enough?”, I wonder
“Am I strong enough to fight these demons?”, I ponder
The monsters, they all seem so real
I hear roaring and squealing getting closer
My pulse is pounding through the roof
Why are my feet so wet?
The monster is starting to devour me, toes first!
No, no, please! I’m too young and handsome to die, have mercy!
Mr Snuggles? Really? It’s 3am!
Alright, I’ll feed you again!
Still want more? I have also purloined a selection of other posts from fellow Cheer Peppers for their Day Fifteen entries, so you can sample all of their delights tonight 🙂
The Meaning of Power – Consolation’s Many Forms – The Miracle of the Commonplace
Planning is a way, not a destination – Stop procrastinating now!
IF WE WERE HAVING COFFEE AT THE HALFWAY MARK – Shining Seeds – writing myself into wellness
dubious (I shit you not – pt 1) – Litterbox Riot
Have you ever… – The Heartsongs Blog – Journeying back to my heart
Differently Coloured and Shaped – NamySaysSo – Perspectives, Inspirations & LifeHacks For Women
Nano Poblano 2017- 30 Days of Haiku- Day 15 – The Illusion Of Controlled Chaos
Unique and Affordable: Amazing Gifts of Sustainable Wood – Mother of Serendipity – Be Fierce – Be Kind – Be Positive
On Forming Habits – EVENING, COMPUTER – DEAN ON IRISH STANDARD TIME
Royal Icing – Pink Flower – Just A Little Bit Sweet
Touch – billfriday.com – fictionary…8 megapixel artist…bloody awful poet.
Little Lorraine – loristory – flights of fancy to parts unknown
Wordless Wednesday. – Bug Bytes By Julie Burton
O Lawnmower How I Hate Thee… – Behind The Willows
No idea what to say – Books, Hooks and Yarn – everything is woven together
a single rain drop – memoirs of an unremarkable man
The Trick – Fresh Off The Pad Poetry – Poetry from nothing. Inspired by Anything.
10 thoughts on “Day Fifteen – NanoPoblano – Poem/Poetry – “Nightmare Fuel” by David Ellis”
TY Angela – I enjoyed the twist with this one. It is a simple twist using an old favourite (cats) but I think there are very few who can’t relate about being woken up by furry feline toe nibbling early in the morning 🙂
Very clever twist at the end!
Lol I don’t know about clever. I just thought it would be funny to be dreaming about self confidence issues and then you are attacked by a monster just to realise it is your monstrous cat wanting to be fed in the morning – little goiter! 😉
Sending my day 15: https://procrastinationcoach.wordpress.com/2017/11/15/planning-is-a-way-not-a-destination/ I love the connections I’ve made through your links, thank you!
The first para with ‘still stuck in half past hell’ set the tone for the rest of the scene..
And probably you should thank snuggles for waking you up before the nightmare got worse
Mr Snuggles is practically a hero – extra treats and strokes for him 😉 Don’t ask me for a picture because he doesn’t exist. However, don’t get me wrong, I am mad about cats and love them 😉
Very clever David. 😊
TY very much Di, it was hard to resist – you know me and cats 😉
Yes I certainly do! 😊