Insomnia | Teen Ink


March 24, 2010
By angeeeyxo BRONZE, Burlington, Massachusetts
angeeeyxo BRONZE, Burlington, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid." -Han Solo

All I want is to sleep,
It’s the only thing on my mind.
I’m thinking of peace,
Please God, please.

My mother doesn’t love me
My daddy is long dead
My friends are nonexistent,
Playing cards inside my head.
Sleep, please?

My mother always told me,
“Pray to God and you will see,
Give yourself to him and you’ll be free.”
I said, “But mama, I don’t know how?”
She slapped my face, she pushed me down.
She took her red nails, ripped open my skin
Then used hateful words as poison.
She shook my shoulders and she screamed,
“You’ll go to Hell you wicked girl,
Praise his name, praise the Lord!”
Oh God, All I want to do is sleep.

I talked to my daddy every night,
Wanting to hear how he loves me.
“Just once would be nice, Daddy?
Can you hear me? Please..?”
I listened hard, but never got a reply.
My throat turned to fire,
I couldn’t help but cry.
I stared at the ceiling,
Wishing to see stars.
All this emotion, all that I’m feeling..
Matches all these scars.

I just really want to sleep.

The author's comments:
I wrote this piece one night when I was suffering from insomnia myself, and I began to think about all the things that caused lack of sleep.

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This article has 7 comments.

on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:22 am
Hey Im the real Lenin dont listen to this guy

on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:12 am
very good poem

on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:09 am
bob saget you are very attractive

on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:06 am
too bad all of his friends killed him during the french revolution

Roger Moore said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:04 am
Don't hate on Robe$pierre. He's a nice guy with alot of friends and will mess you up.

Law Ren said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 9:01 am
take some sleeping pills, tard.

Bob Saget said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 8:49 am
This is an incredibly good poem. It is very well written. I was able to identify with the authors message.