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Inspiration by lack of sleep

From half open eyes lids

Image’s seep

So tired

but yet so far from sleep

Is it my over active senses

That keeps me in this state

Or simply too much cheese

To late upon my plate

My bed is warm

My pillow soft

My love lies by my side

Everything is perfectly set

To sleep until morning time

Now if I can just close my eyes

And try to sleep once more

To dream a peaceful dream

Is all I’m praying for


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Alison Blevins
Alison Blevins
Jan 16, 2023

Love this, The contrast between the humour in verse two and the softness in verse three and the desperation in the last few lines really describes the roller coaster of frustrations, thoughts and emotions we all go through.


Jes Derry
Jes Derry
Jan 11, 2023

Totally relate. This has a very smooth tone to it.


Nigel Smith
Nigel Smith
Jan 11, 2023

This is a simple piece and better for it, I love how you've still got a rhythm though it'sfree flowing,

'Or simply too much cheese ,

To late upon my plate'

I love this line, the roar is the crushing insomnia we all fight, but the whisper is in those lines above. They resonate with me, I read them as resignation, self- blame , apathy, all the PD symptoms that don't get much air time!


Unknown member
Jan 11, 2023

Sad and familiar but I hope the cheese was good!

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