"Death's Best Friend"

"Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep: And yet a third of Life is passed in sleep." - Lord Byron

Why does it seem, I can never get enough sleep?
Is it because its the closest thing to death?
As I lay still and close my eyes,
I cant help but wonder, am I taking my last breath? 

Of all the beautiful girls in the world,
how can I expect you to love me?
You say love is a game for the weak and the ignorant,
but thats not how its suppossed to be.
You're only as weak and ignorant as you allow yourself to be;
That goes with love, as well as hate.
You only hate what you dont understand,
leaving you in a passive-agressive kind of state.
Sleep never comes easy,
no matter how tired I am.
Insomniac at heart,
I sleep when I can.
I feel my life is already wasted away enough,
but sleep is the only time I do not feel.
I do not think. I do not worry. I do not fear.
I escape the everyday, the real.
So go ahead and hate me if you wish.
Go ahead and use me til you've had you're fill.
When I close my eyes tonight,
I'll be loving you still.
Sleep is death's best friend,
and this life is killing me.
Even in death I cant let go,
because I cant let go, even in sleep.

"That we are not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep." -- Aldous Huxley


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alternate poet 6 years ago

Interesting and a bit claustrophobic, just like a coffin !

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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

Oh, Nikki. How I hope it's poetic expression more than real life expression. It's beautiful, but it's so self-defeating. sigh

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Roman Trend 6 years ago

Like they say: Time for you to wake up to get your sleeping pill. Good writing, lean and to the point.

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Nikkij504gurl 6 years ago from Louisiana Author

eh its just saying im happier when i sleep. because i dont feel the pains of heartache when i sleep. i dont think of him when i sleep u kno, for me i dont even dream, or at least i dont remember most the time. and when i do its just random craziness. when im awake all i do is think think think and linger in the past and what could have been, and pine over sum guy that will never be mine. so id rather sleep u see. to pass the time. id rather sleep. u kno unless im out partying with ma friends and gettin drunk haha booze makes me happy too. and music!

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Let's rest up! Beautiful poem - very well done! Thank you Ma'am.

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epigramman 6 years ago

in life though it's good to have a beautiful and gifted friend like you who can write like a poetic force of nature!

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epigramman 6 years ago

..and an inventor of your very own poetic language - breathtaking and enthralling!!!

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