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Under the covers

Updated on January 3, 2011


a great comfort to me.

I find under covers...

no one asks questions.

time is halted

and you are doing exactly as expected.

without expectations.

I crawl under the covers

and at last i am alone

with my own thoughts

or without thought

either way...its my time

its funny how when we were younger

sleep was the thing we fought in the night

and now

i watch the clock


almost bedtime

as soon as the little one is settled

i feel i am allowed to escape

into a world of rest and dreams

where anything is possible

sleep is my time just for me

i fall asleep to black and white t.v.

or if the day has been really stressfull...nothing.

Seems it should be a depressing thought

that sleep is something i wait for and welcome

but why should it be?

if its something i do at the apropriate time

in the amound deemed necessary for any functioning adult.

Ahhhh sleep.

I will welcome thee tonight.

You cannot fight in your sleep

or say things you do not mean.

You dont have to answer questions, or act a certain way

you need not entertain, or cater to another

under the covers, not unlike a womb...

sleep almost has the comfort...........................

of a mother.

Nothing is better to me

than billowy covers

and my favorite pillow.

It is the wakeing that is the worst part.

22 more hours until i can do it again.

Those nights when you cant sleep, those are the worst.

When your sick, over tired, or wide awake.

I used to never be able to sleep at night

But thank heaven i can now.

god, i love to sleep.


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    • sligobay profile image


      7 years ago from east of the equator

      Sleep- the great escape. More should be written about sleep and dreams since we spend one-third of our lifetimes engaged in sleep. I would, but I'm too tired. I think I'll take a nap.

    • tom hellert profile image

      tom hellert 

      7 years ago from home


      Sleep is UNDERRATED- I have not slept well in about a year or so except when I am exausted i seem to take cat naps- sometimes until i got sick- then i slept 14 hours i can't blame it on mu wife neither-she sleeps like a rocka loud snoring rock-

      great job Pink...


    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      Well if the chance ever does come up, im glad you traded in your claws. Nice to see your face!

    • Cagsil profile image


      7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Pink, I'll have to keep that in mind, for if the chance ever comes up I need to use that knowledge. :P :)

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      hey cags, you have to remember that i cuddle with myself. I think of myself almost as two people sometimes, because i am my own best friend. No one loves me more than me!!! lol.

      But no, i need my sleep space. No matter how comforting you are, unless im being protected from impending danger, stick to your side of the bed please!!!

    • Cagsil profile image


      7 years ago from USA or America

      You know, I never took you for the cuddling type, but that only means that you've not been with the right person. I've known many women who have made that same claim, but found comfort, safety and relaxation in my arms. I'm not saying you would or that I would get the chance to prove that, but I just don't want you to close yourself off completely from a profound type affection. Thank you again. :) :D

    • the pink umbrella profile imageAUTHOR

      the pink umbrella 

      7 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      i have to admit, the best sleep i get is when im sleeping alone. Last night i woke up 8 times...8... with a hand in my face, snoreing, a foot in my knee....Just the things you have to deal with when someone cant stay on their side of a king bed. Im not the fall asleep in your arms kinda the pillow fortress no one touch me, and brush your teeth before you go to bed so you dont stink up the room kinda girl :)

    • Cagsil profile image


      7 years ago from USA or America

      Hey Pink, sleeping is a way for the body to heal and restore itself. When done properly for your metabolism, then you can function a lot better during the waking hours. Very nicely done in poem format. I can relate to how you feel about being by yourself. I'm not afraid to admit, I sleep alone and there is a certain peace that comes with it. Thank you for sharing. Always a pleasure. :)


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