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Sleepless - A poem

Discussion in 'Writers' Room' started by Peder, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    Sleepless

    Sleep! Oh, Sleep!
    You are not my friend!
    Never there when I need you,
    Late, always late,
    When I could have enjoyed you.


    I try without you
    but that is useless,
    foredoomed to failure,
    I know in advance.


    You've worn out my anticipation.
    I've surrendered to your whims.


    Sometimes, without hope, I try.
    I twist, you turn,
    I turn, you twist,
    Both of us entangled in the sheets.
    But you, outside,
    Refuse to join me
    Underneath.


    So play your games. I'll read instead.
    Be invisible. I'll not look up.
    Tempt with a yawn. I'll stifle it.
    Prance before me. I'll ignore you.


    Only my head, nodding, will conquer me
    And bring me, early-morning, to bed.


    Sleep! Go away!
     
  2. Kevin McCabe

    Kevin McCabe New Member

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    Beautiful and touching
     
  3. Peder

    Peder Well-Known Member

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    Kevin,
    Thank you so much for noticing and commenting.
    I am truly glad you liked it.

    And, by all means, welcome to BAR!

    Sincerely,
    Peder
     

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