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Sleep Walk into Death

Updated on August 30, 2015
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CrisSp is your Emergency Specialist at 37 thousand feet. A writer without a niche. Wonderwoman consumed by wanderlust!

Things happen when you’re sleep deprived…
Things happen when you’re sleep deprived… | Source
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton
Poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese. ~Gilbert K. Chesterton | Source

Did you know?

Stress and tiredness can cause sleepwalking. In people who are prone to sleepwalking, any kind of sleep disruption can trigger sleepwalking to occur.

Arise past midnight

Stomach churning

Mother nature calling

Wild eyes shut

To the loo I rush

Squat like a duck

In the dark I flush.

In my sleep I talk

And like a zombie I walk

To the ground floor

Down I explore

Kinky hair all messed up

At least I am dressed up.

To the kitchen unabridge

Open the fridge

Grab some cheese

Geez, it’s all freeze.

I pinch and pierce my ears

Blood drips down my neck

Heck, I am dead!

Someone called out

Tapped me in the head

And I heard, “wake up sleepy willow.

you should be sleeping in your bed.”

Troubled brain, dead-beat in twilight zone…what a dream!

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"The clouds, - the only birds that never sleeps" ~Victor Hugo

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      word55: Salute to you and to all the firemen in the world. Thank you for stopping by. I'm glad you don't sleep walk because as you said, it could be dangerous. :)

      Blessings back at you.

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      Word 2 years ago from Chicago

      Hi CrisSp, this was a clever poem. I've never sleep walked but I've heard of people that did. That would be too dangerous for me. I like the way you put this together though. I'm used to working around the clock as a fireman. Had to be aware at all times. Be blessed! :-)

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      annasmom: Oh, I know how it feels...used to work on a graveyard shift and red eye flights. Makes you feel like a zombie in the morning. :) Thank you for reading and commenting.

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      annasmom 2 years ago

      I have never "sleep walked", however I am a night shift worker, so sometimes I feel like I might be...! LOL, thanks for the poem!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      shprd74: Thank you hari. Glad you like it.

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      CrisSp,

      It was funny and with a beautiful twist in the end. like it. :-)

      - hari

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Smilealot: I've missed you (and your writing)...so, it's good to see you. Thank you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Nell: Thank goodness for mothers and glad you didn't fall at all or there would be no Nell Rose in this lovely writer's community. :)

      Love from the sky~

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      Smilealot 2 years ago

      Great poem CrisSp...I sleepwalked a few times as a child, it's a weird experience. Thanks for sharing :-))

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      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      Love it Cris! and yes I used to sleep walk when I was a kid. my mum had to put a gate at the top of the stairs to stop me falling! lol!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jackie Lynnley: Hello and thank you. Sometimes, it feels good to experience it and it's kind of fascinating to hear the story from a family member who have actually witnessed it. My hubby tends to exaggerate though in his comedic way. :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Cute poem! I have never sleep walked; thanks goodness, I am sure I would fall and get hurt for sure. It would terrify me to know I did. Hope you are growing out of it! lol

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      DDE: Thanks for stopping by. Hope all is well with you.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Genna East: Never sleep walked--let's keep it that way for you. :) Thank you for your comment. Great to see you here.

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      Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I found this hub to be very thought-provoking.

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      Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I've never sleep walked, but your poem certainly brings to life what it can be like. It can be quite frightening!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      autisticpoet: Thank you for reading and for sharing your experience. Glad that you're both ok.

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      Joseph Daniel Smith 2 years ago from Glasgow, KY USA

      I know just how dangerous it can be my friend. ;-) I once almost broke my dad's thumb while sleep walking.

      He said that I was acting like my hand was cramping, where I was like, "Owww! Ow ow ow!" Sorry, I don't mean that to be funny, I was just telling the way I was acting. Then when he was trying to see what was wrong, that's when I grabbed his thumb and twisted it.

      I'm just glad he was o.k.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      autisticpoet: Thank you. I'm glad you love it and good to know you don't sleep walk anymore. It's not a joke...it could be dangerous.

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      Joseph Daniel Smith 2 years ago from Glasgow, KY USA

      I used to sleep walk, but I'm sure that I've stopped doing it after my lower teens, maybe like 14 or 15 I stopped.

      I love this poem Cris! Keep up the excellent work!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      travmaj: Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Always great to hear from you. It's indeed one scary experience. Take care.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Gypsy Rose Lee: I know what you mean. It happens to me...something that we're not sure of whether we're awake or half-awake. Good to see you here.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      tirelesstraveler: Make sense all the more for navy not to allow sleep walker. It is indeed very dangerous specially based on an island. Thank you for reading and sharing that.

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      peachpurple : It was indeed a scary dream!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      bravewarrior: That was the first for me...must be very tired. Thank you for always coming by.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      manatita44: Thank you kindly my friend for reading and complimenting. Love back at'yah!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      WordNLipsAffair: Interesting, yes but quite scary as well. :)

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Most interesting poem on sleep walking - really frightening what can happen while we are in some dream like state. I do know people who sleep walk and it is scary.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Enjoyed your poem. I don't know if it means I was sleep walking but I do know that I have had early mornings where I roam about and then later on I wonder if that really happened or not.

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      Judy Specht 2 years ago from California

      "Wake up sleeping willow" is a splendid metaphor.

      Sleep walking can be downright dangerous. They didn't allow sleep walkers in on ships when my husband was in the Navy. One of his roommates was discharged when he wandered out of his barracks one night just yards away from the bay. They lived on an island and the parking lot guard took him back to his room. Ships can be more dangerous. Bravo! A fine bit of work.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      That is a dangerous sleep, walking to death?

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      Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago from Central Florida

      I used to sleep walk a lot when I was younger and even into early adulthood. I haven't done it now in years. I never left the house, though.

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      manatita44 2 years ago from london

      A brilliant poem, my Sweet CrisSp. Just magnificent and with a superb ending. Love You!

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      WordNLipsAffair 2 years ago

      Never had the whole sleep walking experience..interesting!!

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      billybuc: Hi Bill! Now, I'm curious...:) Well, I'm glad you enjoyed this hub. Have a great weekdays ahead and say hello to the chicks!

      Love from the sky~

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      One of the more embarrassing moments in my life happened while sleepwalking.....too bad I won't share it here. LOL

      You brought back some memories from long ago with your enjoyable poem, Cris.

      hugs from Olympia

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Jodah: I often talk in my sleep John that's why I cannot keep a secret. *smile* but not sleep walk. I think this was the first but I also think I was half-asleep dreaming. I don't know really...I can't explain but whatever was happening (in that dream) feels so real. Recalling the dream is even harder but I enjoyed playing with words. Thus, this hub and glad you enjoyed it too. Thank you.

      Love from the sky~

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      CrisSp 2 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Shyron: Sleep walking could sometimes be scary. Glad nothing serious happened to you and thank God for mama's! :) Thank you for coming by my friend and for sharing your own experience. Engaging comments are the best. Take care now...

      Love from the sky~

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Great poem describing sleep walking Cris. It can obviously be a scary experience not being in control of your actions. I don't know if I have ever sleepwalked but one of my sons used to often talk in his sleep.

      I enjoyed this. Cheers.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Cris, this past Wednesday my hubby said that I woke him getting out of bed and I went to the bathroom just like you poem, (which is great,) but I don't remember, and one time I opened the door to our apartment and walked out into the hall way to the stairs and walked out as if the hall went straight out and I slid all the way to the bottom on my back, it woke me up, my mom heard me and came out to see about me and from her I learned that was not the only time, but the only time I went out the door.

      Wonderful poem my friend from the sky.