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As I Lay Down to Sleep: Poem
Another day, another fight to keep myself alive.
In the corners of this room, my soul waits
to loose the tiredness of the day.
While I watch your face pass me by.
I am tired of raising my hands
and anchoring my feet.
To feel pain and never finding rest.
to this demon that ails me, yet another test.
The shower of memories and the scent of flowers
covering these walls and burning my skin.
When the angel comes to carry me,
to find peace, to take me home?
As I lay my head down to sleep
my heart skips a beat.
Covering my chest of questions and fears,
as in this shell, I acknowledge defeat.
The sun will be out soon,
and with it my pain and surrender.
This decaying body of imperfections that render me silent,
yet my voice gets trapped in this room as permanent.
I am sorry,It’s the time and hour
to go and find the rest of heaven.
I can't stay to share another cold Autumn.
To see you smile at the passing crowd and wonder.
How would it be to smile with you
another time in the distant future?
My hands need your hands
come, take me to sleep the eternal slumber.