Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash Mike Petrucci 19-Feb-2019 I couldn’t sleep. I checked the time. 3:37 AM. I had been awake for a while already. I used the bathroom, hoping that a full bladder was the cause for my sleeplessness. Back in bed, I closed my eyes. Turned. First this way, then that. Nothing … Continue reading Insomnia – Journal (2019)
Some day I will tell my story and people will listen, while I stand on a podium: accepting an award, maybe a trophy. The speech That I have been rehearsing For years now while I stared Into mirrors. all the people that I need to thank, The struggles, the turning point: when did I know … Continue reading And The Award Goes To
Those last few moments Just before sleep Has taken over your world, Those last few moments Sometimes hold Thoughts As precious as gold. Snatch them then And keep them safe Lest they slip away. Then if sleep Like an angry wife Turns her back on you Sit up straight and think some more Till sleep … Continue reading Thought catcher
But tonight Unlike other nights I don't want to sleep. I want to stay awake Till black turns to blue To orange and yellow. Till the sun gently fills the world with colour Till silence gives way to songs of the birds Till empty roads are filled with smoke spewing motors Till the creatures of the night … Continue reading Insomnia – I lost count
The night rolls onBut she staysAwake and fresh.She belongs to the nightA creature of the dark.
I have sleep On the threshold Of my eyes. Yet sleep betrays me As I close my lids To drift slowly Into a world of dreams and unconsciousness. Eyes are shut but sleep is playing hard to get.
I lay on my bed Wide-eyed and awake Staring into the darkness. Silhouettes and sounds I look around Tossing and turning in vain. The mind wont shut Obstinate It functions Like it's still day.
The sun has set And the moon is up and soon The sun will rise again. But my eyes wont shut and sleep won't budge Till it is time to wake up again.