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Joy of Sleeping

Updated on November 2, 2011

You may not agree with me

But for me there is nothing

Better than sleeping

The feeling of relief

From every day's chaos

The peacefulness of the

Dark and Silent night

The softness of my pillows

It reminds me of my mother's

Gentle caress

There is nothing better

Than sleeping

In my sleep I can do anything

I can go anywhere

I have been in the plains of Africa

Dancing with lions

And chasing away the laughing hyenas

I swam in oceans full of jellyfish

Jellyfish that slid down my throat

I have soared above the Colca Canyon

With the giant Condors

Best of all

I have travelled through the Milky Way

At the speed of light

And have seen things

I could never describe

I always wake up

With a sense of accomplishment

But one day I will not wake up

I will carry on having these

Wonderful dreams forever.

Explanation of poem

This poem is about one of my favorite activity (or inactivity) - sleeping and dreaming.

When I first met my husband, he said he has never met anybody who enjoys sleeping so much. I don't mean that I sleep all day. I sleep eight hours a day most of the time. Occasionally I will have an all night party and then sleep a little bit more to top up my sleep.

I am very lucky that I remember many of my dreams.

Through this poem I wanted to share some of this amazing nocturnal journey.

In ancient Indian scriptures, they claim that dreaming is when your astral body goes off and has some adventure and fun. And I find this concept absolutely wonderful.

I have dreamt I was a lion once and I was doing this strange lion dance.

I dream of flying all the time, but that could also be because I have done paragliding and love the feeling of freedom.

But the best dream I have ever had was one where there was an incredible light show in the sky and everyone had come out to watch. Then we realised that the earth had come out of its orbit and was heading off on a new course. I was not afraid at all and just stood there and watched as we passed Saturn, Jupiter and left our solar system.

We then reached the speed of light (although in theory we cannot reach the speed of light, not yet anyway or if we can I have not read about it yet) and started exiting the Milky Way (our own galaxy). All I could say in my dream was "WOW! This must be a dream!)

I also see death as a continuation of this amazing adventure. I know in our society many people are scared of dying. I really believe there is a wonderful world on the other side and if death means my astral body is free to go on such great adventures, well I look forward to it when my time comes.

I hope you enjoy reading this poem as much as I enjoyed writing it.


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      mathira 6 years ago

      Yes Chaya,I too enjoy my sleep and how true you were when you say you can do anything in your sleep.You can be anything in your sleep as dreams have wings.Good hub.

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      Chaya Parmessur 6 years ago from FRANCE

      Thanks thumb17! Hey I don't want the final sleep yet either, but it will sure come one day!

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      JR Krishna 6 years ago from India

      For me there is nothing more enjoyable than sleep though I don't see many dreams. I am not yet ready for that FINAL SLEEP. Thanks for a good hub.

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      Chaya Parmessur 6 years ago from FRANCE

      Thanks MzChaos! Your comment is funny!

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      MzChaos 6 years ago from Indianapolis

      I am so "in bed" with you! Love it!

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      Chaya Parmessur 6 years ago from FRANCE

      Hi ahorseback. going back to a nice dream is great but it does not happen very often!

      And thanks for your comments and support!

      Hi Aupadhyay, it is nice to meet others who love sleeping and dreaming! Thanks for the comments and vote.

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      Dear Chaya, I am also fond of sleeping and dreaming. The more I sleep, the more I dream. I love dreaming first and sleeping later. It appears that you have explored my habit. Excellent. and voted it as an awesome.

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      ahorseback 6 years ago

      Chaya , Have you ever gone back to a dream after awakening from it, ? I have done that a few times, I wish it were only on the enjoyable dreams though!?.......Awesome hub.

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      Chaya Parmessur 6 years ago from FRANCE

      Hi brittanytodd! Many thanks for reading and voting me up! Will check out your hubs too!

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      Brittany Kennedy 6 years ago from Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

      I love it! Great post and good luck in the contest! Voted up.

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      Chaya Parmessur 6 years ago from FRANCE

      Hi Ruchira. Pleasure to have you here and glad you share my passion for sleeping and dreaming! Cheers!

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      Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

      haha...the pleasures of sleeping and's bliss! It's like going into Fairy land of DREAMS!

      Loved your perspective. You have some interesting hub titles...I might just spend more time over them...Cheers!