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Sweet Dreams by TalesOfNightWing Sweet Dreams by TalesOfNightWing
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Awakening by TalesOfNightWing

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She tucked you in
She held you tight
Your mommy's hands, so soft, so safe.... A child so young, dreams so precious... Heaven met you when you closed your eyes.

Bad things happened, only five... Family torn, Daddy's alive, but never to be seen again... A child so young, a heart so torn.
The precious moments turned so forlorn.
Mommy was all you had. Mommy, sister, brother. Sister was different. Something had happened.
You cried yourself to sleep, every day for a year. You would wake up from dreams that hurt
tears staining your pillow. A child so young, too young to be so broken.

Sister held you and covered your ears, as mommy and her boyfriend fought. You cried together, would that man hurt your mother?
Why did he stay? We didn't love him. He would bite at us with cruel words... what did we do for it?
Finally he was gone, we could sleep alone, and not worry for our Mommy.
Why did a child so young, six or seven, have to hear such words of hatred?

Dreams so silent, but always running. A man you didn't know, always coming.
You woke each day afraid, until you knew you were awake, and he was gone.
One night, in dreaming, you began to fly. You could fly away from the man, he couldn't catch you.
You were safe, but those you loved were not. Not the ones left on the ground.
During the day Mommy was gone, working in a factory, to keep us three fed. She came home with splinters and cuts...
She was always hurting, and tired. I just wanted my Mommy back.
A child so young, to grow up so fast. Feed yourself, wake yourself. Don't wait for reminders, cause Mommy isn't home.

Mommy was home! Home to stay! She was learning something new. A new job, where she never had to leave.
She came to games, she visited school. She took you fishing, and was busy.... but was home.
The joy of getting to see her every night. The happiness of seeing the scars fade from the old job.
She could be happy again.
A child so young, yet of tainted heart. So much glee, and finally, her dreams let her sleep.

Sister was gone. Brother was gone. Off to college, a new life, you were all alone.
So much pressure, money failed. Say goodbye to home, little girl.
Say hello to a one room apartment, above an old milk barn. Mommy slept in the living room, the kitchen was small.
The bathroom was down darkened stairs, lead to a cold room with no heat. The bathroom dark and dirty.
The little girl yearned for the love of a man. Someone to hold her as Mommy struggled. No Daddy.
Daddies had failed her too many times. Fall into the clutches of the Selfish, and the perverted.
The nightmares began. The man of shadow was back, chasing her in places she had never seen.
Self harm to feel, alive but so numb. A mirror of dead eyes, poetry of darkness and regret.
A Girl so young, too young for love.. the grasps of evil, her only friends.

Darkness followed her from the night to the day. Shadows shifted, objects moved. Mirrors broke, fear brewed.
Owls and birds, following every move. The Nights so dark, the blood so sweet. The scars remained hidden, no one knew.
So many omens, dreams so dark. Tried to cry, too numb.
A girl so young, so sweet a past. A childhood broken, yet so free. Unremembered memory haunting her.
Too young for such terror.

A new home, a new beginning. The shadows followed her to her new living.
The nightmares continued, the sweet dreams fled. A happier girl, but always so tired.
Couldn't sleep. Couldn't rest. Stressed, lonely....
Nightmares became chilling, each worst than before.
Mommy was home, and she would sleep with her. A teenager too scared to sleep alone.
Poor little girl, so much happening. So much new light shining in, but the dark was too deep to be pushed out by the light.
Mommy Prayed. She Prayed to heal this child's mind.
A girl so young to feel so old inside. A soul so dirty, it hurt her mind.

A new school, new faces and friends. So much love for this one little girl. No longer lonely, but the dreams still came
The nightmares overwhelming, she couldn't sleep. Dying slowly, in the exhaustion of a normal day.
But once in a while, a dream of him. That boy who stole her heart, and eased her mind.
Such beauty, such peace, so simple... so sweet.
Then the dream that broke her heart, a dream of him. Killed before her eyes, an unbeating heart. She tried to help...
but he was gone.
She woke to find that it wasn't real, but the image remained.. blood, dead eyes.
A girl so young to see her lover die. Even in a dream, it tortured her mind.

The dreams got worse, the sweet ones so few. Mommy states away, too far to help.
Lying awake in bed. Falling asleep on accident, and waking up crying.
Where did the sweet dreams go?
Mommy, mommy... You used to tuck me in so tight.
Dreams of heaven were in my sight. Such a pure soul, so full of light.
What happened mommy?
Sweet dreams...
Sweet dreams...
not tonight.
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alhsme Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
so so so .. beuitful ♥ 
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much
mellie5418 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :) 
theheek Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

very cool

its written very well I hope that wasn't ur childhood ur writing about

KevinTheCrushinator Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute! Depending on how you look at it, it can be either very peaceful or a bit un-settling. I find it to be rather comforting.
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad that's what you see. 
It isn't meant to be scary, though some see it that way. It is supposed to be a girl, the memory and nostalgia of having good dreams as a child. It's my own memory, I suffer from constant nightmares these days. 
FreewolfD Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
incredible :heart:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much
FreewolfD Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :iconyuiglompplz:
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