My Sleep (poem)

Alone at night in my bedroom

This world of comfort far from doom

There with but one last call to keep

To close my eyes and go to sleep

Rest to reap

Mind to sweep


A shadow woke my sense’s sight

As strange new feelings met the night

Ponderous fears began to heap

As I approached the edge of sleep

Thoughts now leap

Passions weep


What do you want to end your search

I shouted out to end my lurch

As tears forgotten start to steep

From somewhere deep within a sleep

Heart now weep

Secret keep


Responding shadow turned away

The truth I knew it wouldn’t say

A memory I buried deep

Another dream another sleep

Years now sweep

Fate to reap


Regret now made the darkness grow

Regret that I refused to know

I felt the shadow in me creep

To rouse the soul there sound asleep

Hidden deep

Comes a peep


But sadly sun awakes the morn

Another day alone is born

Until this endless cycle keep

And once again I go to sleep

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agilitymach 4 years ago

I really like this. Quite beautiful. :)

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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

What a tale of internal torture. Sleepless nights and zombie like days to endure. Deep the pain, my friend.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

Good evening Mh - what a write to read before I go to sleep! Seriously, I believe this is one, just one, of my favorites of your poems. It is so sad and mysterious. I love that "rest to reap -- mind to sweep" how lovely. That is how I feel when I get to finally go to sleep, ah, yes, time to rest. Voted Way Up, except funny. I hope your evening is lovely and you sleep well this night. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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ImKarn23 4 years ago

aahhhh...those half remembered dreams...torment, suspense, fear..

sleep well, my friend!

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Curiad 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

Well done, a very good description of the inner battles we fight.

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btrbell 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

Intense! I really liked reading this. It evoked many emotions. I thought the song was perfect! Thank you!

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eHealer 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Beautiful poem, you really catch the anxiety in the human condition. Great as usual, and increasingly intense. Loved it! Voted up!

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Dreams, how could we live without them. Yours was beautiful..Thank you..

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aviannovice 4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

This was so well done. Awesome and up.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

Dreams and shadows from our sub conscious thoughts. Sometimes my dreams are so real I want to stay with them; some are scary and confusing. Then as you a new day begins and we walk through it; good or bad. The cycle is always the same.

Nice poem, with some interesting lines.


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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago

This was fantastic, I really enjoyed the way it flowed! voted up!

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teaches12345 4 years ago

Sounds like this dream is one of soul searching and desires. Good post.

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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

It's so hard to block out those annoying thoughts, so you can have a peaceful rest. I probably get about 5-6 hours every night for this very reason

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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

This one has an ominous tone to it. I like it. Many a night have I finally gone to sleep after too much thought. Well done and voted up.

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