• Published 10th May 2013
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Perchance to dream of you - CeresBane



A lyrical piece about a mare of a stallion's dreams. A mare who occupies every dream.

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The nights are too short for them to satisfy me. Every night the midnight blue gives way the dawn. It's fiery glare, its orange flare purging my memories gone. So distant now, as I see no one but phantoms before me. I walk under the sun and sleep under the moon, living in mediocrity. Whiling wares, courting mares knowing that I live in my heart's hypocrisy, I live my life of hard work and hardships, only to live long enough to dream. If only the night were an eternal night, perchance I would dream of you. Perchance I would lay down my head and close my eyes to see you in your midnight hues. Your mane of stars and crescent moon, your visage to be gone always too soon. As I open my eyes and find to my surprise, no princess to make my dreams come true.

Perchance I sleep an eternal sleep, perhaps I would dream eternally too? For the truth and all the meaning I perceive, is the pleasure and praise to serve you. Buck the world of the day, the bright and fiery sun. Let the moon's cool glow and the twinkles of the stars, remind me the day is done. For you see a dream is something of a possibility, an infinity I wish to traverse. there I could slay a dragon and have you honour me in a courtship repeatedly rehearsed. You would lead me and I would follow. You would need me as I fight back tomorrow. And then on the cusp of glorious midnight you would purge my daily life's sorrow.

To war I would march, against Equestria's flag if I must. For my dream, and your dream I will cut until mine blade has rust. We'd be together forever you and I. I as a star and you as our moon. Even in dreams, I know others will walk with me. But unlike the foals of the morrow and the asses of the sun. I know that these ponies are my brothers and with them our dream can be won.

Perchance I would dream of you. Perchance I hold your esteem. Perchance I champion you. Perchance I dream the reality of our dream. Our lonely hearts calling out to each other, others see us shining in the night. Together we die and fight for one another, for eternal night.

Your jealousy is our jealousy. My heart is yours to inspire. Pour all of your hate, all of your sadness into mine vessel and know that we will die to find our goddess smile again.

"Do your words ring true or do sweet nothings come from you?"

Oh sweet and glorious night. Oh let the foe know fear and terror tonight. Oh Nightmare moon, a goddess incarnate of all my strife, I bow to thee, a prayer that my eyes are in the right.

"Awake my love, the legion awaits. This nightmare night will be the meeting our fates."

Is tonight the night? Eternal night? The time we march on Canterlot's face?

"I join you with fervour and passionate love and sympathetic hate." Night will be eternal, the dream, the day and sun's demise. Look into my eyes my princess, nay queen of all that twinkles and all that shines in the darkness. Let your loyal subject serve. Let equestria bow in their endless masses.

"Very well my love. My star in the sky, let me test your faith for the goddess of the night."

A sword, like any that would seen. A sword of no specialty besides the touch of mine queen.

"I will take up this blade and slay as many as you wish. What task do you give me, who's dream do I wake?"

Her mane of stars shifted shapes and acted with life. Three ponies before me, one foal, one filly and one mare I must slay. With no doubt in my heart I knew my blade to be true. it was touched by a goddess, surely that held more value than the lives of three fools.

"Do you not care who those were? Did you not love a single one?"

"My daughter, my mother and my lover... My feelings, I hold none."

Her smile was perfection. Her laughter like ambrosia to mine soul. Her kiss intoxicates me, her voice purring in mine ear.

"You served me well. My hero, a lover's gifts you gave and a kiss you earned with mine trust and faith."

A goddess holds faith in a mortal like me. I am equal to a god by my lovers decree.

"You have awoken in dream, but you must now wake in reality. Take up your blade and make the dream the reality."

The nights are too short for them to satisfy me. Every night the midnight blue gives way the dawn. It's fiery glare, its orange flare purging my memories gone. So distant now, as I see no one but phantoms before me. I walk under the sun and sleep under the moon, living in mediocrity. Whiling wares, courting mares knowing that I live in my heart's hypocrisy, I live my life of hard work and hardships, only to live long enough to dream. If only the night were an eternal night, perchance I would dream of you. Perchance I would lay down my head and close my eyes to see you in your midnight hues. Your mane of stars and crescent moon, your visage to be gone always too soon. As I open my eyes and find to my surprise, no princess to make my dreams come true.

Perchance I sleep an eternal sleep, perhaps I would dream eternally too? For the truth and all the meaning I perceive, is the pleasure and praise to serve you.

"I will take up mine blade." A knife that could be found in every kitchen.

My daughter awakes and she jumps for joy to welcome the day with her father. I welcomed her back with a blade in her back and a tear, I could not fathom.

A scream rang out from behind me. The mother, my lover in her grief she finds me.

"What have you done? My love, what wrong did you do!?"

"I'm doing what I'm told, for reason I cannot tell you."

Her death was quick, resigned and fit, as dignant as death would ever permit. A knife to the throat, a bloody moat, a mare, a mother no longer of note.

A knock to the door, then a bang and then a smash.

"The guard is here. Your mother foresaw disaster in this house"

"What good timing. I was seeking more to oust."

Author's Note:

okay didn't end up straight up romance. can't keep this up with a generic romance plot.

so now... I ended up going freudian on your asses

Comments ( 10 )

Oh my god- this really... hrum, hrum, hrum...

This has been disputed over, hasn't it?

Hmm.

Odd, but oh so very true.

2558114

lol check out the random hater on the ratings.
haa... there's always one faggot...

But yeah there's been alot of theories regarding Luna as a dream walker. But I NEVER (I know surprising) never seen any discussion of Nightmare moon as a dream walker. Possibly causing Nightmare night.

Nightmare night being an event in my head as a moment when Nightmare moon had gathered enough stallions and brain washed them over dreams until she commanded them all one night to kill their families, so they all sever ties to their consciences and follow only her command.

i mean, if I had control of ppl's subconsciousness I'd jump at the chance use that to my tactical advantage.

Dark, but beautiful. Just like the night... *Shuffles towards knife on kitchen counter* Seriously though, best poetic piece I've read in a while.

Perchance I would dream of you. Perchance I hold your esteem. Perchance I champion you. Perchance I dream the reality of our dream.

Perchance that word is being used a tad too much. Other than having that word etched into my brain for the rest of the evening, the dark tone of the story is carried through brilliantly. Just writing down a thought: It doesn't seem like mind control but closer to brainwashing. The main character seems to lose his familial identity replaced by love for the Princess of the Night. Must be a strong love considering he was willing to stab his daughter.

Nightmare Moon bestows a Nightmare Night. Serve her well and earn her 'love' tonight.

2560423

repetition is not a taboo in writing... its a narrative device.

Surely you've seen it used in movies or comics where a person uses the repetition perhaps to convince/suggest or intimidate someone.

2561267 Yeah, I know repetition is a narrative device used in literature; just poking fun at it not being subtle.

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2562889

funny you didn't mention the instance that was actual really obvious

2564079

nope. its a repeat that uses a huge chunk of the text at the start.

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