Counting Sheep

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: True Confessions  |  House: Booksie Classic

What it's like to try to sleep during depression or after a traumatic event.

Counting Sheep

I'm alone in the night and I know the demons will come.

They love the dark and the lonliness, stay out of the sun.

They invade my mind, so I cannot sleep.

I close my eyes tight and count the sheep.

I try as hard as I can not to let them in.

They are full of hate, ugliness and sin.

Is there no place that I can hide.

Into the abyss, I will slide.

I close my eyes tight and count the sheep.

I'm still alive but live the life of the damned,

the memories and hurt bottled up like sand.

My heart hurts, will I ever be free,

of the demons that live inside of me?

I close my eyes tight and count the sheep.

When morning comes, the demons are gone.

The sun comes out and a new day has dawned.

Where do the sheep go when the night is done?

Resting in my head until the setting of the sun.

 

 


Submitted: October 12, 2019

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Derina Peng

I understand how you feel. J.C. Take a walk till you feel refresh before you sleep, should help.

Sat, October 12th, 2019 7:32pm

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Thank you so much for your comment and advice. I will have to try that.

Sat, October 12th, 2019 6:35pm

jaylisbeth

Heavy lines I can relate to, dear friend. Well penned!

Thu, October 17th, 2019 1:51pm

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I'm sorry you can relate, but thank you for your nice comment!

Thu, October 17th, 2019 11:31am

Lisa Ayers

What I like about it jctolliver, it’s relatable, and flows smoothly. I’m glad you get a break during the day. I’m sorry you experience this.

Mon, November 18th, 2019 3:55am

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I'm not experiencing it much anymore but I know a lot of people can relate. Thanks so much for your comment!

Tue, November 19th, 2019 12:47pm

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