Night Fright by Jacqueline Nash

This poem is just a little bit of fun and is based on a night fright that I had years ago when I thought I saw a man standing at the bottom corner of the the bed.


Night Fright

I go to bed, turn off my head,
and sink into oblivion.
All is calm, no alarm
here in my dominion.

Then in the night, I get a fright,
I hear a piercing scream!
A man he stood in a hood,
Could this be a dream?

But I know this isn’t so,
the screaming’s not abating.
Could it be? Yes it’s from me
the screaming is escaping.

Cold sweat, soaking wet
my heart is racing, pounding.
The man’s gone, what’s going on?
Is this really happening?

Feeling confused and bemused,
I switch on the lamp for light.
But although it’s lighter I feel no brighter.
Oh boy! What a night.

I close my eyes and realise
there are things we can’t explain.
And so I pray he’ll stay away
and not visit me again!  ©

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2 Responses to Night Fright by Jacqueline Nash

  1. irinadim says:

    Occasionally I have a nightmare like this one.


  2. jcnashpoems says:

    Thank you for visiting. I have a sleep disorder and this poem was written from one of many experiences I had before I understood what was going on. Scary at the time but like all things, once we understand what’s happening it makes them easier to deal with.


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