Nightmare or Dream


Is it real, or is it not
She stands anchored on the spot
At first excited, then afraid
By this place where she has strayed

Standing in a field of wheat
A dusty trail beneath her feet
Fighting back a sense of dread
A misty  light shines up ahead

Clouded visions cause dismay
Should she approach, or run away
Indecision clouds her mind
To forge ahead, or leave behind

Caught between nightmare and dream
Nothing is as it may seem
What dwells there beyond the light
A place of joy, or screams of fright

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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1 Response to Nightmare or Dream

  1. splitspeak says:

    Yeah life is sometimes between a nightmare and a dream…

    Well thought out. Love, Mehak

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