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Sweet Dreams by TalesOfNightWing Sweet Dreams by TalesOfNightWing
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Awakening by TalesOfNightWing

Stock Used: Bird Brush: fav.me/d1xfkce Girl: fav.me/d1ltf6y My Eye: fav.me/d5uagsy

Youtube Video of this story, read aloud. Please view it and tell me what you think: www.youtube.com/watch?v=2F3gda…

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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:iconalhsme:
alhsme Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
so so so .. beuitful ♥ 
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much
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mellie5418 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO BEUTIFUL!
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
thank you :) 
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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

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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.
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:icontalesofnightwing:
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. 
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FreewolfD Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible :heart:
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much
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FreewolfD Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome :iconyuiglompplz:
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Jukobaelet Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student General Artist
omg its so cool


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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student General Artist
haha thanks
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:iconladyprincessjess:
LadyPrincessJess Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Breath-taking. Simply amazing. Great job, its deep, emotional. The viewer can feel it. :)
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much <3
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:iconstabbingdaisies:
stabbingdaisies Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Absolutely stunning! :)
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much <3
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Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
love this! and I love how it tells a story. gorgeous eyelashes!
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I try to have most of my art carry a message. As for the eyelashes, they are mine! :) Thank you for the compliment
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Apeanutbutterfiend Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
yeah I love that :D .

no problem!
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xclt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I was about to try and find sleep at this almost 3 am hour but just before I did I came to visit your user page and I am so very happy I did.

I first listen, no I first had to clear my mind and then I voted about your work but I clicked the wrong one
incorrectly because it said I didn't vote for your writing???, I clicked your link to where you read aloud this
work and you my young friend were so good. You carried yourself in tone and with this silent emotion as
if afraid to speak out to loud.
It touched me in a few ways, and after I clicked back and I had just read myself this work and it was Strong......

you can most diffidently write. And I want to find some of your other works but since I had to drive to Houston
(about 80 miles?) I had skipped my pain meds. and I am paying for it, with a 10 on the pain scale so I really need
to lie down, I just wish I could be so sleepy right now, but One out of two is not bad???....I LoVeD it....Thank You
for this beautiful work.. ________________________________duckie
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I am not entirely sure I understand all of your comment. Are you a native english speaker?
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xclt Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
I'm sorry I am way passed tired and thru the weekend and today I hurt way to much..

I haven't been sleeping well and I didn't realize I am writing in a language from another

world... It's 4am and I need to go now, hope to talk again, GoodBye.....................................duck
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XkoRpSeX Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
amazing yet again little sister!
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you <3
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chryssalis Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Fantastic,I love it!:clap:
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you <3
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DelanLovesPie Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
.......wow. It's amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, so glad you think so!
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:iconciokkolata:
ciokkolata Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Amazing.
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
You're quite welcome
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:iconesteiie:
EsteIIe Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, thank you
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful!! Love it!!:hug:
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very very much!
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!! :hug:
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SelenaNahiir Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:wow: :heart:
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you...? :D
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have been featured. [link] :heart:
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! Lovely feature!
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aromus Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freakin amazing
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
You really think so? Thank you
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aromus Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes i really think so. you are welcome
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Campo-Diaz Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Excellent work.
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much
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Quarter-Rican Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool!
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you
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Quarter-Rican Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Link-of-the-twilight Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
this is sooooo amazing! :wow:
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:icontalesofnightwing:
TalesOfNightWing Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Link-of-the-twilight Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
you're welcome! ^^
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