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No Sleep

February 10, 2014
By deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
deeplythinking GOLD, Orlando, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 24 comments

Ocean of thoughts,
Puddle of sleep.
Laying awake in be as I weep.
Took it too far now it’s the devil’s turn
To take my soul for his keep.

Will I ever sleep?
Only time will tell.
As long as I’m awake,
I’m trapped in hell.

Ocean of thoughts,
My brainwaves crash.
Lost at sea and I cannot see,
Except for the occasional lightning flash.

Puddle of sleep like one in the summer,
Like sweat sown on the side of a street.
Evaporating to the sun by the hour,
Evaporating into a flame of heat.

In bed my body is turning.
In hell my soul is burning.
If only this puddle was a bit more deep,
I could put out the fire
And get some sleep.

The author's comments:
I never get sleep because my mind is always running with thoughts that could fill an ocean leaving my body with sleep that could merely occupy a side-street puddle.

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This article has 3 comments.

on Jun. 23 2014 at 3:07 pm
Miss_Orange SILVER, Makati, Other
6 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm OK, I'm Fine and I'm alright are the greatest lies people tell each other everyday." By Me.

hey, I like this one too. this is a good one for the Insomniacs.

on Mar. 19 2014 at 1:25 pm
UnspokenWriter GOLD, Ladson, South Carolina
12 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Perfect isn't about getting things right, it's about making mistakes." Said by me.

I like this. This is like a dept verison of how i feel whenever I am wide awake at night which is about everynight. Good job!!!

on Feb. 17 2014 at 7:23 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
43 articles 2 photos 581 comments

Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

I liked the beginning,  and the ending, and everything in between. The poem depicts your problem brilliantly, (though I would've been confused without the additional info). Superb work!