Asking Ouroboros

Posted: October 8, 2014 in Collaborative Poetry, Poetry
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Regret is like a nightmare:
It grows in the darkness
While suffocating sleep
With its shadowy hands

Its creeping fingers cross
My bed’s threshold
And smothers me
With fatigue and heaviness

Dragging the best parts of me back into the past
But leaving the worst parts of me for the present
Is this feeling a sickness born of my heart?
Or a ghost haunting my memory?

Turning such thoughts in my head
Turning the covers as umbras twist
And I, myself, lost among the thorny bramble
I dare to whisper words aloud:

Always the same words
Always the same answer

(This is part of a collaborative poetic effort between myself and redgladiola: Make sure and check out her blog here.)

  1. The imagery in this is fantastic. Beautifully written.

  2. Phen Weston says:

    Absolutely brilliant collaboration 🙂 Perfectly structures, relatable and touching imagery. One of my favourites 🙂

  3. Lisa says:

    That was a wonderful, seamless collaboration! Well done.

  4. […] of Taboo. Benjamin was also another early writer I discovered on WordPress. He also posted the poem to his site so please visit for more of his thought-provoking […]

  5. tenderlytina says:

    Ya’ll did a wonderful job on this.

  6. Miranda Stone says:

    Some truly powerful imagery in this one! Well done.

  7. stacilys says:

    Congratulations on a job well done to the two of you. Very feeling-full

  8. J M Lysun says:

    beautifully written!

  9. georgetteann says:

    This is a beautiful collaboration; I thoroughly enjoyed it!

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