Sleepless

 

Early is late

Late is early

I lose track these days

On this endless loop

That is time

Time.

Something I posses a lot of these days

Time to think

Time to write

But never time to dream

Sleep eludes me like a falling star

Fleeting fast

So fast that in a blink of an eye

It dissipates

To a wondrous place

So tangible you can almost taste

The sweet nectar

Of that sacred act

Dear to so many

Sleep.

I long for it

The waves of calm

Relief from the demands

Of the waking world

I can sail on clouds

Or fly through the air

I can see landscapes never touched by man

And hold the moon in my hands

Sleep.

I long to hear lullabies

Echoing softly in my mind

Painting pictures

Far surpassing any masterpiece

Created by an artist

Sleep.

I would give anything to have

Just one hour

One second

One moment

Of that wonderful word

Sleep.

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blairtracy 5 years ago from Canada

I really enjoyed reading your poem.


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CM Sullivan 5 years ago from California

I really liked that, the buried treasure for the insomniac, sleep.


ExoticHippieQueen 5 years ago

Awesome poem, BethanyLynn. I feel that way, too.......the ever elusive night of good sleep to erase the complexities of the day(s). Voted up and awesome.


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BethanyLynn211 5 years ago from Bangor, Pa Author

Thank you all for your positive feedback! =] I will be sure to read all of your work and do the same.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

Nice pace and rhythm and just the right choice of words to make this a wonderful poem about an enjoyable subject! WB


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BethanyLynn211 5 years ago from Bangor, Pa Author

Thank you for the positive feedback WB =]

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