So Odd…So Real

I dreamt anger last night,

woke late to the strangest feeling,

one I can’t recollect dreaming before.

Perhaps I have but don’t recall.

I’ve dreamt so many allsorts, remembered and not.

But to wake in anger,

disoriented, wondering why I felt so peculiar, was odd,

then

seeing the pictures flood back as spoon filled coffee cup,

pausing as steam turned its contents black,

visions in the molten awakener, of

one person attempting to bully

a whole crowd of grown-ups,

young and old but all compromised by power,

held hostage to her whims,

immobilised by fear.

I snapped several times, went against the pack,

refused to cooperate with petty injustice,

got right in her face and snarled,

‘They all hate you, you know.

It doesn’t have to be this way.’

She turned slit eyes on me, red and fierce

and spat, ‘ I despise you all’.

My parting shots,

witnessed askance by all, became

full of heat and promises 

of just retribution.

She mouthed, ‘I’ll lie.’

I knew she would.

15 thoughts on “So Odd…So Real”

  1. What a powerful opening, you made a real statement with this poem, Anne-Marie. It’s strange how dreams stay with us, often changing or influencing the entire following day. Great writing!

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    1. Thank god it hasn’t influenced my day. Just rather weird to dream about and wake with the feeling so strong but elusive in reason initially. Thanks for reading and commenting, Chris.x

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  2. I snapped several times, went against the pack,

    refused to cooperate with petty injustice,

    got right in her face and snarled,

    ‘They all hate you, you know.

    It doesn’t have to be this way.’

    She turned slit eyes on me, red and fierce

    and spat, ‘ I despise you all’.

    Sounds like I should’ve been the one to have dreamt it, considering recent events in my life.

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  3. The “standing up to injustice” or to a bully sounds like you. The telling someone they are hated does not. Perhaps its your brain simply working out a way to tell the truth or sticking up for someone. Maybe your dream tonight will have Part 2. Do keep us informed! 🙂

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    1. Umm…they do kind of hate her in a no respect whatsoever kind of way. Think I might have been trying to point out her options, maybe…. But dreams do exaggerate the points somewhat. And I have had to, you know, argue the point a few times. Unpleasant magnified I think. 😉 x

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