Monday, 8 June 2015

The Paralytic Dimension!



Trying to get some sleep,
Sunk in his myriad thoughts deep,
Mind hopping between thoughts that bother,
Re-imagining past, failed scenarios of the better.

But it did him no good.
Except only silently, in vain, brood.
Staring listlessly at the wall,
He was in a free fall

Ready for the plunge into that familiar ocean,
That magically appears at the right occasion.
Only today, something strange happened.
A terrifying reality hard to mend.

The water came only upto the neck
And that was the start of a real heck.
Body paralysed completely under the water,
And mind paralysed with fear beyond measure.

Squinting around in the semi-darkeness,
He found the wall motionless.
The fan spinning like before.
But he felt not himself anymore.

The seemingly familiar atmosphere
Now turned out to be highly queer.
It was like hot vacuum filled the room.
Fighting for breath, he sensed doom.

A sound of heavy, rasping fell in the ear.
In the shadows, someone stood near.
Lethal fright crept inside.
For he couldn't even move a limb aside.



He shouted for help with all his might 
But, to his horror, rendered voiceless that night.
Was this some kind of cruel dream?
Mind-'fogged', he was unable to deem.

Closing his eyes to bring calm,
He began chant-mouthing a psalm.
When he opened them again, his face ashen, 
The sun had completely risen.

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After a very very long time, I am posting something in this blog. This is a poem about Sleep Paralysis, where the person on the verge of sleep is paralysed completely not able to move even an inch. The person tends to hallucinate and imagine things and it is all a blurry affair, a frightening one at that. Common reasons include anxiety, fatique and overuse of some particular drugs. 

I myself have experienced sleep paralysis twice in my life. I began to draw conclusions that I was being possessed of sorts for the night. Until I discussed it with my friends. It is not so very uncommon after all. 




6 comments:

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  2. A different theme altogether put in a lucid flowing verse. Kudos!!!!

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  3. A different theme altogether put in a lucid flowing verse. Kudos!!!!

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  4. i think i have experienced this too.. very well written!
    keep writing, Akash!

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  5. It's horrifying, but the expressions very well captured through words..

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  6. It's horrifying, but the expressions very well captured through words..

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