Nightmares Beware

Nightmares tread carefully
when they go inside my mind.
They know to take it slowly –
they’re aware they’re not the only
scary and unholy things
to be residing there.
So they best beware,
lest they might find
that what lives inside my mind
likes to give chase in the nighttime
to any waifs and strays
that lose their way
and try to invade my dreams;
for my dreams are not as peaceful
or demure as they may seem,
But for me, one thing’s for sure
When my nighttime mind’s exploring
it’ll not ignore an opportunity
to make a scared nightmare
scream and scream and scream…
(Inspired by #lionsighs prompt ‘Night Time Predators’)

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Bunny Burns

I love words; both reading and writing them. I've started this site in order to have a depository for all the random ramblings which are continually swirling around my mind. Some of the aforementioned ramblings may be quite serious but the majority probably won't be. I'm a single mother living in Norwich. I'm also autistic. This isn't the defining component of my personality, although it is a significant one, and one which I think has a heavy influence on my writing, which is why I choose to highlight it. I also feel no shame over being autistic and refuse to perceive it as a disability. The way I see it, life is hard work whichever way your brain is wired up. Aside from all things wordy, I also love music. I find it to be an incredible mood enhancer, as well as a great enabler for the imagination. I love all kinds of music, though hard house in particular - as everything in life is better when it's hard... I hope you enjoy my musings and thank you for reading! I can also be found on