NIGHTMARE OF THE SOUL
By Patrick N. Kramer

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NIGHTMARE OF THE SOUL
By Patrick N. Kramer
Written April 10, 2010

Are the shadows those of heaven or hell?
Of which can your soul truly to you tell?
Could it be just a dream or is it of a nightmare?
Does your soul with your mind the truth share?

Oh for that waking moment your heart does need.
As in panic full of fright it beats with speed.
As your eyes; search the darkness and silent gloom.
Searching what is in your mind, soul, or your room.

Of the shadows you can see and silence you hear:
Are they of the things you need to fear?
As you look upon the shadows on the wall.
Into your soul do they frightfully crawl?

Then there is the breathing in the silence you hear.
Is it from those shadows as they slowly draw near?
With your eyes wide open your ears filled with sound.
Deep in your soul the truth of the nightmare is to be found.

Suddenly you realize and with great fear this night.
A voice speaking to you of this night of fright:
Change your ways in all the things you say and do.
For those shadows truly are coming after you.