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A Late Start

Updated on February 22, 2012

Better Late Than Never

I lay in a deep sleep

Forgetting everything and everyone I know

With my pillow over my head

My eyes shielded by the light

All I want to do is dream of a time that all I do is sleep

When I am so relaxed and peaceful

So in the moment to feel so refreshed just to lay and do nothing

When the working world has been in full swing for many hours

I am so happy to be in one spot

The same spot eight hours before

I can hear a distant sound unfamiliar yet common

One I should know

I am in a fog but the strange sounds soon stops

Ah I can once again rest

Then the aggrivating noise is back like a pain in my rear end

This time the beautiful world that surrounds me slowly begins to fade

Stop where are you going I silently ask ?

It is time for other things

What do you mean ?

All I hear is silence

I do not understand ?

Still only silence in return

Tell me again I still can't hear you ?

This time I am insistant and I keep asking

What do you mean ?

You will know and now I must go

I hear the noise now it is more distinct than ever

It has become clear the sound is the phone ringing

I rush up and not thinking almost trip

I catch my balance in an angry voice I say hello

Just calling to see if you are up ?

I am up now

O.k. I am on my way home

O.k. I will see you when you get home as I slur my words together

Now I wonder where am I ?

Now I wonder where was I ?

The time is almost noon

I am groggy as if I had a few too many the night before

Dry mouth and eyes still shut

I slowly walk my body through the motions

I slowly make the bed so I don't go back in

Off to a slow start looking for any thought

As if they were all lost and wandering around the streets without me

Now I know what it is like to have a day skip me and leave me all alone

In a world that is so different than the one that I currently live

I have returned to reach out and find a new way to give


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Dee42 When waking up in the morning all I want to do is sleep.I am not a morning person.Thanx for reading and sharing lots of laughs.

    • Dee42 profile image


      6 years ago from Beautiful Arkansas

      Alright! That was a great hub! I was with ya all the way, I hate that feeling of not knowing. Very interesting.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      cgetch I am so glad I don't sleep walk.Thanx so much and maybe you will be given a few days off so you can sleep a little later and dream more.Have a great day.

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      6 years ago

      I always sleep in this way so it was very relatable.I usually am so groggy haha. Loved it.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      agaglia As long as I have you thinking then I couldn't be happier.Just so we can find the time to question life and enjoy how wonderful it is.No matter how it comes in the day or while we sleep.Thanx so much.

    • agaglia profile image


      6 years ago

      hmmm. I'm still thinking about this one. Interesting.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I have tried many ways to bring in more income.I use to work two jobs for about eleven years and that didn't seem to help.Now I am trying to make money with HubPages and writing enjoying what I love to do.Not what I have to do.If there is a way I will find it.I have still about twenty years before I will retire.Each day is a challange I will accept and throw around ideas until they blossom like the most beautiful flowers in your rose garden.So each day they will shine with the light and rest at night.Ready for the next day to take your breath away.Thanx so much and heres to one more chance to make life fun, exciting and interesting every day.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      Beautiful hub Dream On.

      Sometimes I think you work too hard and maybe don´t get enough rest.

      Take care.


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      raciniwa I felt happy and satisfied and no hurry to leave my bed.Each time trying to return to the unknown world of sight and sound.Artin201 Sometimes when you get up your thoughts leave you quickly as they have come.I had to make sure I wrote them down.MartieCoetser You have been there many times I see.Most of the time I go to sleep and when I wake up I remember nothing.I just go into a dead sleep out like a log.Thanx everyone for your own experiences and insight.Happy sleeping...

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      Martie Coetser 

      6 years ago from South Africa

      Dream On, I thought that this must be a description of the world between sleep and being wide awake. Such a weird world - chaos, fleeting thoughts, nothing makes sense, no control over thoughts or body movements.... I often dream I cannot open my eyes, because of a blinding light shining on me (that light the dying apparently see?), and I must run, but my legs are too heavy, I cannot lift them. While this is in fact me, trying to open my eyes in sharp daylight, and trying to get up while my body is paralyzed with sleep.

      Voted up and very interesting :)

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      6 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Hi Dream, Enjoyed your thoughts manifested into a hub. very good job ! Voted up.. :) Glad to hear you were able to get Wishing you a happy day ! Art

    • raciniwa profile image


      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      Disassociation sometimes's a good way to reorient the honest and great hub...

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Debrorah Brooks I didn't mean to lose you.It is just the way I felt.Not awake some what dreaming.Maybe they are thoughts that I thought.Maybe it was a dream in process.I know I did not want to get up and I certainly didn't understand my emotions or my feelings.Just sleep on my mind.Now well rested I am up and about thinking of the day and all its glory.(in my mind anyway)Thanx for reading.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      very moving.. I had to read it twice.. but it is verfy moving and beautiful.

      voted way up



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