The Drug of Sleep

The Drug of Sleep

A Poem by Leigh Green

 

The drug of sleep is upon us and there’s nothing we can do

Our inner minds are controlling us, where will they take us to?

The dark night surrounds us with the gentlest of caress

The coolness of the evening brings a gentle tenderness

 

I am travelling back now to yesterday and much more

Like a stone dropped into water, new worlds to explore

In my dream you are here and speaking so normally

I have accepted you back and we chat so casually

 

My conscious mind is just instinct & knows something’s wrong

But it can’t control the dream of me, so just silently goes along

Then I’m flying, falling floating, I can see myself stone dead

Everything is upside down, I’m in and out of my head

 

I don’t suppose there’s any meaning to the flashes that I saw

But if I could just piece them together and make sense of it all

Then I might see the real me, the beauty or the beast

I might find the secret key, never supposed to be released


© 2012 Leigh Green



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I love this!! :D
"My conscious mind is just instinct & knows something’s wrong
But it can’t control the dream of me, so just silently goes along
Then I’m flying, falling floating, I can see myself stone dead
Everything is upside down, I’m in and out of my head" - love this part!!!
You've described dreams beautifully is this piece and its going straight to my favourites :D

Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.




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dreams are fascinating things to write about. I know I dream every night but most of what i remember is well...stupid. So I rarely put it to poetry - liked this one much

Posted 4 Years Ago


Sleep is necessary to keep us sane. Dreams cannot be controlled. I believe dreams are control by our emotion. I like the flow of thoughts and the ending. Always good to end the poem with a mystery or question. A outstanding poem.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Hmmmm. Captured the essence of the dream well here. I do like this piece, however for you, I feel it fell short. There are parts which are very much in keeping with your writing style and your voice...

Like a stone dropped into water, new worlds to explore
In my dream you are here and speaking so normally
I have accepted you back and we chat so casuallyI

But other pieces of this I swear I am hearing an earlier version of you writing this. This is actually intended as a compliment to your ability, not a knock on the piece. I like it, but I think you have much more ability in you than you've put into this. Wonder what YOU think of your work.

(Please take this in the spirit intended - not a knock. Opposite in fact. Oh Geesh! I think I am a Lit Prof. Now.) Honesty. I believe in it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leigh Green

5 Years Ago

Thanks for your kind words. I am never happy with my writing and always want to go back and change s.. read more
Shelley Holt-Lowrey

5 Years Ago

I'll re-read and thank you for being accommodating with the review. You just never know.
A wonderful description of the changes in one's experiences of life. The folks who spent time understanding these things say it happens on account of the innermost of our desires. Only you can know and you will, if such is your desire.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Just thinking about the imagery slowly takes me to sleep... Not that it's a boring poem. The poem just got my attention and it affected me. So I think it's a nice poem..

Posted 5 Years Ago


a fantastic work of art.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I love this!! :D
"My conscious mind is just instinct & knows something’s wrong
But it can’t control the dream of me, so just silently goes along
Then I’m flying, falling floating, I can see myself stone dead
Everything is upside down, I’m in and out of my head" - love this part!!!
You've described dreams beautifully is this piece and its going straight to my favourites :D

Posted 5 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

there's always someone people go back to which i think is a waste of time. i see myself having racing thoughts with questions and vivid pictures. there is hope at the end. great poem.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very embody structures in this poem, very direct and ideas.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Dreams have been known to be windows into our deepest thoughts. Beauty or beast might be something I might not want to know.
Well done.

Posted 5 Years Ago



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Tags: sleep, dreams, night, subconscious, reality, head, beauty, secret, key, control, hope, fear, mind, desire, evening, travel, yesterday, conscious

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Leigh Green
Leigh Green

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