Sleep (Ever Evading)

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
The difficulty of sleep.

Submitted: July 09, 2012

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Lying in bed
Trying to sleep
My mind starts wurring
Going round on repeat
 
The same ideas
round and again
a different thought 
to the exact same end
 
What if? How come?
Where, When, Why, How?!
I need to sleep
but my brain won't shut down
 
There's too much thought
To much going on
From if animals weep,
To the weight of the sun
 
How do i stop
These thoughts going round
What stops my brain
From giving some ground
 
I just want to sleep
Dream through the night
Wake up in the morning
Sunny and bright
 
Salvation evades me
Pulls farther away
I wait for exhaustion 
To make my counsiousness sway
 
I twist and turn
I move about
I writhe and squirm
But lose the bout
 
My body can't take it 
Finally gives in
My brain starts to revel 
If it could it would grin
 
I lie dead still,
make not a sound
I feel myself drift,
away from the ground
 
Am i finally asleep?!
How do i know?!
I let it absorb me 
Settle in for the show
 
Before i can relish
In this sleep i have found
I hear that thing
The most awful of sounds
 
The ring of a bell,
The tweet of a bird,
It's morning already,
How very absurd!!!


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