Sleep

Sleep calls my name,
But I do not come.
Although the lights are out,
And the moon full and bright.
These thoughts refuse to leave my head.
Questions continue to penetrate my mind,
Ones I still cannot answer.
What ifs crowd into my brain,
Like people on a subway platform.
What if I had done this…
What if I hadn’t said that…
Minutes pass, and new questions form,
While the old ones are still there.
Soon my mind is overwhelmed,
And Sleep is locked out of my room.
She bangs on my door,
But I do not hear her.
These thoughts are making too much noise.
Each yells to be heard first,
To be pondered,
To be cherished.
But all I want to do,
Is join Sleep in her journey through the night
I close my eyes,
But I cannot escape.
I know Sleep is nearby,
And call her to help me,
To save me from my thoughts.
To save me from my questions
To save me from myself.

Sleep

09crenshaw

Joined January 2008

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