A Welcome Nightmare

I sit sweating

hit enter on the computer

for the hundredth time

what happened?

the blog is gone

perhaps it was hacked

maybe I typed the wrong URL

But no!

It’s all the same

yet not the same

it’s got to be a joke

the images

the words

my poetry

the stories

all gone

the blogger friends

all disappeared

where had they gone?

the ones I see now

I don’t recognize them

such weird faces

I want to shout at them

who are you’ll?

what the hell happened?

I can hardly breathe

my heart slamming in my chest

is this really happening to me?

slightly shaking

on the verge of sobbing

to add to the misery

what’s this thing?

wet and slimy

‘Get off my face’

‘Go awayyyyyyy…..’

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 

I wake up panting

only to find my dog

looming over me

licking my face

It’s half past 4 in the morning

‘Go away, Alfey’, I say.

Staggering, I reach the desk

push the power button on

hit themusingquill.com

A wave of relief washes over me

oh, such bliss!

the pictures, the words, my friends

oh, my world is intact.

I’m so relieved to know

it was just a nightmare.


Asha Seth

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              1. You need to believe few things that are mentioned in old literature….. everything happening in this universe has a meaning and that meaning need to be understood….. there are two type of people who try to find that…. one we call scientist and other one we call Spirituals or monks or rishis…… just imagine when newton discovered Gravitational force was it not pre existing….. it was always there but we could not understand it….


      1. yes asha thank you. And it is true. sometimes when i dont feel like clicking the reader i just browse through the fewer blogs i like. and you are in that list. There is so much i learn after reading your work. I am doing great. You keep writing. Take care.



      1. I dreamt that WordPress servers got hacked and my blog data has been deleted. Everything I’ve written over 7 years gone!

        As a precaution, I periodically backup my content by exporting it to a private blog on another domain.


        1. Oops. I never dreamt it but created it. Now that you mention, Im thinking just how much similar the work is with your dream.
          I should perhaps start having a backup too. Which is the other site you use?

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  1. My goodness, losing a blog after so much work into it would be such a nightmare! I have nightmares/am terrified of losing the novels I’ve been writing. Writing simply takes so so much effort! Glad it was just a nightmare- and well done on the poetry, you conveyed the terror of it all quite nicely!

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  2. Congratulations, getting back all happiness.
    Such kind of nightmare should come now and then.
    Then only will can relish what we have in our life otherwise we tend to take everything for granted.
    We must practice gratitude , what we have….

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