Darkest Nightmare

It’s my style
to crack jokes,
and fake smiles.
Truth is,
I havent seen the sandman in a while.

My nightmares have chased him away.
Who am I to blame him?
So I’m not complaining
but still,
I count my dreamless dreams a blessing.

For I have known horror.
No one wants to believe me,
but know it when I say it,
being me isnt always easy.

When I do have nightmares,
I am immortal.
And so must I watch everything around me die,
they fall
while Im alive
they crumble
as I thrive.
And I am never granted the gift
to take my last breath.
Even if none was left,
somehow,
I lived on.

I have this theory
and no one here believes me,
but I will endure forever,
as I watch the ones that I love leave me,
my heart beats
and my stomach’s queasy,
you dont have to believe me,
but being me isnt always easy.

Darkest Nightmare

Shaquille Stewart

Montgomery Village, United States

Artist's Description

My Truest Nightmare is immortality. I couldnt endure forever.

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