Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Haiku Hump Day: Dreams

I'm never going to find that golf ball

Open your heads this week, people. Tell me what you were dreaming this morning before the cat stepped on your head, or the weird celebrity cameo dream you had when you napped on the couch last weekend, or that one dream you've remembered since you were a little kid.

Dreams can take us to interesting places,

introduce us to fascinating people,

present us with ridiculous problems,

creep us out,

blow our minds with our own inner banality,

or just show us things that just don't make sense.

But dreams can mean many things, and as such I'm not only looking for 17-beat tales of your sleepy wanderings.

I also want to hear about lifelong dreams,

secret ambitions,

the things you wish in your heart you would dream about when you shut your eyes.

So how about it, Horrorthonners? What goes on in there when you've checked out? In seventeen beats.

54 comments:

Octopunk said...

Married Madonna
But she went out afterwards
I got Chinese food

Octopunk said...

Room in the desert
I drove a little red car
With Nancy Reagan

Octopunk said...

Evil traffic lights
With helicopter rotors
Friend ratted me out

JPX said...

Chased by a monster
I'm running in slow motion
I dreamt this nightly

Used to dream of toys
Would try to wake up with them
True, I still do this

I rarely have dreams
If I drink a lot of wine
I have lots of them

Catfreeek said...

When I was a kid
Dreamt my Barbies came to life
they were pinching me

Went to the drive-in
saw Night of the Living Dead
Still have that nightmare

Snuck into Carrie
Dreamt a disembodied hand
chased me through the mall

JPX said...

Sex dreams are the goal
I had one that was so real
Woke humping the air

Catfreeek said...

My dreams are vivid
Lots of color even scents
acid fried my brain

Worst nightmares ever
something happens to my kids
a parents lament

I'm afraid of heights
but in my dreams I can fly
conquering my fears

Catfreeek said...

When running in dreams
I can never get worn out
Virtual workout

Having sex in dreams
Men wake up in a wet spot
Girls wake up smiling

Some dreams play like films
if they're good you hate to wake
and miss the ending

Catfreeek said...

In Jr High school
dreamt of beating my bully
killed my poor pillow

HandsomeStan said...

The awakening
Can't remember how to fly
It seemed so EASY

HandsomeStan said...

Super Mario
When I flew in "64"
I flew in my dreams

Same way: get red cap
Then three long jumps and I'm off
Tried it in the park

JPX said...

Dreams rarely come true
I'd like to believe they do
But I'm a realist

I no longer dream
Take it one day at a time
Good things always end

Octopunk said...

Mon dieu, JPX
You sure can be depressing
Is it a shrink thing?

I know you too well
Your dream: complete collections
Comes true all the time

AC said...

the dawn treader found
an island where dreams come true
sounds good but isn't

AC said...

late for exam dream
is now late for patients dream
this is not progress

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Look out your window
Me and my sky bicycle
Destination: space

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Friends getting murdered
Sociopathic natives
Pole vault over shrubs

Johnny Sweatpants said...

You’ll never catch me
Slowly running through JELL-O
Why always orange?

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Great front seat foolage
But who is driving the car?
"Look out for the -!!!" [[[CRASH]]]

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I must pee post haste
Dream bathrooms are always closed
I'm forced to wake up

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Hey, ya know what sucks?
That song - “Hey Mr. Sandman”
Sonic abortion

AC said...

who is my dream man
not strider nor jack from lost
but justin bieber

JPX said...

"Ooh dream weaver
I believe you can get me
through the night." Bad song

HandsomeStan said...

Time travel can work
Just run full speed into walls
Works in dreams, at least

Super speed running
Just makes everything else slow
Flash never told me

Johnny Sweatpants said...

Thanks to JPX
I dreamt of a talking hand
It’s a long story

Octopunk said...

A toy dream I had
Omelette critter with handles
Hammerhead rode it

Catfreeek said...

I had a nightmare
Toxic scorpions invade
and woke up itching

The worst of nightmares
end with a dreaded sleep scream
that turns real waking

I would like to learn
to do astral projection
free trip anywhere

DCD said...

Work dreams are so mean.
I'm back waiting tables and
completely weeded.

Odd thing is, most are
food and beverage nightmares.
I blame the Mr.

DCD said...

Have had flying dreams.
Total awesomeness. Real-
ity. What a gyp.

DCD said...

Dreamt of someone's death.
Fucking freaked me the hell out.
Glad I'm not psychic.

DCD said...

Worst are "waking dreams."
Scared. Someone is in my room.
Can't open my eyes!

I am paralyzed.
Fell them sitting on my bed.
Eyelids too heavy!

Force myself awake.
Look at clock. Have two minutes
left to sleep. Fuck me.

DCD said...

Hate confrontations.
Yet, in dreams I crush people
with my righteousness!

Every point - Made!
They surrender at my words!
I'm tough. In my dreams.

DCD said...

Real life dream wishes?
"Money won't buy happiness."
Let me be the judge.

DCD said...

My ultimate dream:
someone to do our laundry.
For eternity.

DCD said...

Dammit! That should say,
FEEL them sitting on my bed.
Way to diss the mood.

AC said...

an eye in an arm
helplessly drawn forward i
fall into the eye

HandsomeStan said...

Real life limiting
Dreamscape is 3D VR
Wrong to prefer that?

Well, falling again
I actually impact
Then wake up all flat

Underwear at work
Clicheed embarrassing time
Yet so very true

Dreaming about work
Happens almost all the time
Can't I just be done?

Humorous moments
MrsX & bro's roommates
Got "put through the works"

3:30am
Getting frat boys out of bed
"Need you in Makeup"

Can't let the job go
MrsX says: "You're snoring"
I say: "Makeup's ready."

AC said...

bad songs are fair game?
then don't neglect to mention
heart's classic "these dreams"

HandsomeStan said...

Revision to the last line:

Me: "Makeup's ready"

Lousy syllable count.

Cherry blossoms fall
Dream Land gives super powers
P-CHOOOO. You're all dead.

AC said...

work dreams are unfair
we don't get time-and-a-half
union, anyone?

Catfreeek said...

I hate those work dreams
wake up feeling exhausted
yet day's just starting

My real life dream is
someone to pay all our bills
and shoot Tony's ex

and no Handsome Stan
before you even say it
I don't dream of cats

Catfreeek said...

and I'm still laughing
at JPX humping air
did Whirly see this?

JPX said...

Whenever I'm stressed
The dream is always the same
In the mall, naked

I'm taking a test
Yet I never went to class
Why do I dream this?

My dreams are stupid
Never have super powers
Just embarrassment

JPX said...

The humping air dream
Whirly was not there that time
She was in the dream

Julie said...

Cat with dragon head
In bright orange cat litter
Roars at me then purrs.

Julie said...

Extra room in house
Coolest room I've ever seen
My recurring dream

Julie said...

Awesome baby's room
Ocean waves come through the door
Take away laundry

Julie said...

Flying is easy
Just jump into the air and
Stay there. Such a breeze.

Julie said...

Never have sex dreams
Always say I just shouldn't
Unlike in real life

50PageMcGee said...

piano final
night before, D-major scale dream
kept fucking it up

50PageMcGee said...

6 year old fitty
JC Penney Catalogue
many nude chick dreams

50PageMcGee said...

after my car wreck
months of dreams interrupted
spider-crack visions

50PageMcGee said...

weird oral sex dream
'cept instead of vagina
it's a cheeseburger

50PageMcGee said...

wesley snipes in dream
we're trading insults. i say
"oh yeah? who's bad?!" (Win)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HkteSTo_4E