Cold War Dream

When I was but a boy, of roughly twelve
I dreamed that I was at a sort of “Y”
Where two roads turned to one, beside some fields,
And I was in the middle of the road

I looked toward some scraggly trees ahead
And saw a flash of light out on the range
A fire cloud go up in mushroom shape
And flattened down awaiting what came next

The shockwaves blasting, tearing overhead
A thousand screaming voices in my ears
The terror, knowing all I loved were gone
And I, a trembling child, to face my death

I woke in horror, sweating and in pain
And two more times, I dreamed this dream again;
The world we all lived in, when I was young –
A fear we would do well to not forget

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Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)

What is the best dream you’ve ever had? Recount it for us in all its ethereal glory. If no dream stands out in your memory, recount your worst nightmare. Leave no frightening detail out.

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