Arise from the Assault


  • Near Death

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    This was a vivid dream that I had. I felt forced to write about it.

    Arise from the Assault

    Arise from the Assault

    A sharp thud pierced the nights silence and colors about me swirled into blackness.

    I did not feel myself land on the surface where I had been standing.

    Stammering across the darkened space, I reached for something to hold onto to gain an upright position. My skull splitting from stabbing pain, my eyes full of blood and tears. I squinted to see something any light to lead me out away from where I was so brutally cut down and to some place of solace.

    Would I die here all alone?

    No one would know what happened to me.

    My child would never see me again or feel the touch of my protective hand upon his head. I had to find my way back to him.

     I could not let it end like this.

    With my vision horribly obscured, I could not make out where I was, darkness was everywhere and seemed to permeate my soul. I felt a sense of urgency to retreat and to breakout all at once. I felt a calming notion that I would be okay if I could just find some light to guide me.

     I knew there was little time.

    I closed my eyes and dreamed of the light that filled my heart as I first gazed upon my newborn son. From that spark a warming light built within me and enough energy to crawl forward grasping the surface with my fingers and pulling against it.

    I thought of roaring firesides and the gentle touch of my beautiful lover, heard his tender words calling to me.

    Please wake up.

     Please come back. 

    We need you. 

    I can’t live without you.


    -M. Jacobs


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    lisagrizzly commented on Arise from the Assault


    Wow how terrifying. My heart skipped a beat. The fight to live and to love is such a powerful emotion. You have painted that picture and the terror that comes with being assaulted beautifully wow. Incredible.



    Thanks for your thoughtful words on my prose. I dreamed this and had to write it down upon waking. Thanks for reading.

    Rhymer commented on Arise from the Assault


    My nightmares are all to real and your descriptive write shows yours are also. 10 from me.



    For sure, this one had to be recorded, it was so vivid. Closer than a dream, really. Thanks for sharing your experience with it. ty

    knight4696 commented on Arise from the Assault


    Whoa!!! Very intense!! And I thought I had some strange and frightening dreams! : ) and you know my darkside so well! :) Anyway ... What a magnificent piece you have penned here! Felt like I was right there with you..... A really impressive write and a fantastic read!!! Awesome Job!!!! ....... Ken



    Thanks, Ken. I also wondered if it had something to do with my dinner that night,lol. Appreciate your comments.

    ginga commented on Arise from the Assault


    jale, A dream seems so real at times. You have created a poem of struggle depicting your perseverance to escape harm and evil. ginga



    Again, you give me a different perspective that I never pondered. Thanks. I wrote that from a dream. I like the way you recounted it.

    soulwriter commented on Arise from the Assault


    An escape from a tomb and a rebirth from the womb.... I have lived this dream,,, seen it so real in my sleep and now I read your words and the warmth engulfs into a new form of realism. Thank you for the journey - well writ TEN!



    Soulwriter, You and Ginga, gave me a whole new way to look at Arise from the Assault. Thank You. I seriously needed to hear that. I like the rebirth and the escape angle.

    Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

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