Sometimes his screams wake her in the night
She’ll pull him close and hold him tight
On the morrow, she’ll ask and he’ll laugh it off
But she knows there’s pain under the scoff
Once again his voice mutters angry in the night
Sleeping uneasy, restless, something’s not right
In some other raspy voice, she hears him swear
While throwing punches viciously out into the air
She rubs his sweating back and whispers in his ear
And can’t help but wonder if he’s even really here
What could be these disturbing images in his head?
That leaves him shaking and sweating in their bed
Her heart breaks, what she can do to dispel
His nightly excursion into a dreamland of hell?
She would do anything to help his pain lessen
Does she have the courage to be his heaven?
So with love she gives him something to believe in
Demons and nightmares still try but find it harder to win
Painting with pure love, compassion from the heart
Daily she restores his soul, creating in him her work of art
Nightly she prays and watches to see if he regresses
Smiling as he slumbers beneath her sweet caresses
© D.B. Hall
Excerpt from the book “Pebbles in the Stream”
About the Author
David Hall was born in a small town called Mount Airy (A.K.A Mayberry) nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains which are part of the large Appalachian Mountain chain. His early life involved a lot of traveling with his missionary parents, which involved stints of living in Mexico and Bolivia. His poetry reflects a love for nature and life mixed with a sense of the rustic Americana spirit and sprinkled with a lingering sense of the spiritual guidance infused by his southern religious upbringing. David has always been able to live in the moment enjoying it to the fullest while being able to be separated within himself seeking something more. Poetry is one of those outlets that gives him that something more. The diversity of genres and endless array of topics allow him to dive into poetry with reckless abandon or with fine-tuned precision; whichever is needed. Like a prism there are many sides of David, from the emotional connections when dealing with death, to the touch of the spring breeze on your neck hairs, David’s poetry can put you there.
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