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Meditation in the Dark

Don't Trust Everyone On the Internet

By Paul StewartPublished 2 months ago โ€ข 1 min read
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Meditation in the Dark
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It's time to meditate

Just sit back and relax

Let's start by closing our eyes

Focusing on just your breathing

In the nose

Out your mouth

Can you feel yourself melting

Into your chair

Into your bed

Let all the cares go

Let all the stresses go

Now

Imagine yourself

In a perfect dreamworld

Light breeze and sun shining down

Warmth on your face

Gentle lapping of the pool

Laughter in the distance

Birdsong all around

With clemenine rain and marmalade skylines

Sweet scent of a perfect day

Suddenly someone calls out to you

Your heart feels happy and content

You can't respond

You can't move

The sky turns black as coal

Absence of light

You feel a cold shiver down your back

You can't shake off the dread

The neverending nightmare approaching

Dread is in the air

As the mist gets thicker

Your breathing gets laboured

What was that wheezing?

What was that scream?

Is that the smell of death?

Maybe counting will help

Ten

A flash of light

Nine

The temperature keeps dropping

Eight

Is that metal being sharpened?

Seven

Rainfall turns to blood

Six

Chanting in the distance

Five

Footsteps from the horizon

Four

Swords unsheathed

Three

Shackles on your feet

Two

Rope around your waist and arms

One

Just wake up

Can't wake up

Try harder

Can't wake up

Breathe

Just breathe

Just...

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About the Creator

Paul Stewart

Scottish-Italian poet/writer from Glasgow.

I put myself into all writing I publish.

Self-pubished books and etsy store coming soon!

"Every man has a sane spot somewhere" R.L Stevenson

https://nanowrimo.org/participants/paulwriterstewart

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  • Angie the Archivist ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿชถ2 months ago

    Adrenaline pumping!

  • Hannah Moore2 months ago

    That was great - I've been here with people, when the safety gets shattered from within.

  • Alexander McEvoy2 months ago

    Oh wow that took a turn, Paul Completely unexpected! You had me pleasant and peaceful, basking in the calm before you brought the hammer down you sly dog you. Brilliantly done! Loved being able to read it. Maybe I should go through the first part again, just to bring my heart rate back down

  • The number of scam emails & text messages I receive daily is staggering. We've had friends who have fallen hook, line & sinker for romance scams & have literally lost everything. Second half of the poem is what it seems to me it feels like.

  • Heheheheheheh I grinned at metal being sharpened and rainfall turns to blood! Loved this poem!

  • Grz Colm2 months ago

    ๐Ÿ‘ Very relaxing!! ๐Ÿ˜„

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Shit! That was wild. Love it.

  • Dana Crandell2 months ago

    Yep, that went way, waaaaaay south!

  • Darkos2 months ago

    hehe seems like supermoon is getting out in there its actually of Life and death so You can deeply feel it again as from reading You! Nothing to worry about let go all will be all right :) great poem about meditation and how one can experience it ! and today moon will shift the circulation of blood so today its worth the ride :)! I enjoy it! Your poem I mean! sometimes its good to walk and start meditation in there later movement to calm down the mind first anyway sure You do know ! Today is the strongest Super Moon so it may help to overcome fears anxiety all issues ! Wish You good luck ! and best possible transformation!

  • L.C. Schรคfer2 months ago

    That one took a turn!! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Excellent ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • Matthew Fromm2 months ago

    damn this was a roller coaster!

  • Alex H Mittelman 2 months ago

    Great! Nice work! Love it!

  • Judey Kalchik 2 months ago

    My goodness- that took an unexpected twist. I thought the warning was a mistake- Iโ€™ll pay more attention next time!

  • Celia in Underland2 months ago

    Fucking hell! This was one of the most stunning lines 'With clemenine rain and marmalade skylines' And then you did the whole countdown scary thing. Spilled a cat! #hatetolove

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