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Different Worlds


Dark of night

Dreaded and feared

Nocturnal never-land

Frustrated tears


Welcomed by some who embrace the silence

Laid on soft cotton, pillow’s and sheets

Peacefully slumbering, resting recharging

Not wanting the morning to extinguish their dreams


Cruel and traumatic

Dreaming is frantic

Pain in my joints and cramp in my legs

It’s for a peaceful nights sleep that I beg


Wide awake fully refreshed

Energy levels are at there best

Enthusiastically off to the gym

Everything’s good in the world the healthy


Wide awake almost every night

Energy levels low, nothing feels right

A handful of pills to pull me through

And a nap during the day, will just have to do





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Keith Trayling
Keith Trayling
Jan 22, 2023

Yes Darrell, been there. Well written but now I don't want to go to bed 🙂

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Unknown member
Jan 22, 2023

Nice one Darrell

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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jan 22, 2023

I think this will resonate with many, I like the contrasting verse between good sleep and bad. Sleep envy should be listed as a symptom of Parkinson's.

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John Dallison
John Dallison
Jan 22, 2023

Oo-er.... So very true! It is reassuring to know that I'm not alone. A fine poem!

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