Dreamer's Nightmare, poetry written by Glen Mckenzie at Spilwords.com

Dreamer’s Nightmare

Dreamer’s Nightmare

written by: Glen McKenzie



a nightmare lived

inside an illusion

the horror of

unfinished desires

forgotten and discarded

torment of unfulfilled

desires tossed aside

colliding with reality

the fantasy is real

the nightmare exists

unlived desires

forgotten dreams

floating ever away

slowly dying silently

a terminal diagnosis

the nightmare where

dreams die; living dies

a dangled carrot

for us to choose

dreams colliding

with reality

nightmares of seismic terror

where dreams aren’t

dreams anymore

Glen McKenzie

Glen McKenzie

A +50-year-old(although very young at heart) hiker; canoe tripper; adventurer and outdoor enthusiast who enjoys craft beer.

Hiking, canoe tripping as well as other outdoor adventure activities, can be seen as a metaphor for living. Both are journey’s filled with scores of good and not so good steps. Highs and lows; successes and failures.

Over the years, have realized that spending time in the outdoors pursuing whatever type of outdoor activity you choose opens up a wonderful and life-changing array of lessons on living and ourselves if, we are willing to stop, observe and listen.

Come and join me.
Glen McKenzie

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