I know why you have the nightmares


I know why you have the nightmares

Why you fear a demon hoarde

I know why you seek the light

But cannot find the Lord

I know why the peace evades you

Why the universe is still

I know why you wish it speak

And share with you its will

I know why you seek the angels

But find no presence near

And why you think you’re all alone

Why silence is all you hear

I know where your future lies

And why you dream of love

I know what your secret is

Your prayer to God above

I know why on running to

You really run away

I know why you fear the truth

And bid the lie to stay

I know why you spurn the good

Destroy the gifts you’re given

I know just how easy now

It is to be so driven

I know why you prefer the wind

Be lost inside the storm

I know why the earth should scare you

And you shudder at the form

And I know why I cannot tell you

The answers you seek to know

For I know just how to make you crumble

To bring you nought but woe

I know why I will not tell you

Why I’ll protect you to the last

Why my love for you is never-ending

Even though it is the past


I know why you have the nightmares…


About D K Powell

British freelance journalist, author, writer, editor, musician, educational consultant. I lived with Wifey, Thing I (daughter) & Thing II (son) in Bangladesh for 5-6 years working for an NGO called LAMB. Wifey led the Hospital Rehab department and I used to teach O levels at the school before going full-time as a freelance writer in 2013. Now we're back in the UK learning how to be British again. When not writing or editing, I'm busy trying to complete a Masters degree in Intercultural relations in Asian Contexts and reading way too many books at once. I also drink tea - lots of it.
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