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Awakening, from a nightmare
I realize, I’m not asleep
Try to pull the blankets up
Find them tangled, in a heap

Sweat pours down, like waterfalls
I try to wipe it, with the sheet
Suddenly, I’m freezing
But, can only feel the heat

Fire blazes before me
Flames devour what’s around
The din, it is quite deafening
But I cannot hear a sound

It dares me to snap out of it
Snap out of what? I have to ask
This dream has taken over
And it’s taken me to task

Of waking to reality, where
The walls don’t suffocate
Breaking free from what possesses me
I tempt the hands of fate

 

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