waking up

waking up

A Poem by shedevil

this is for eveyone whos been sleep deprived.


Since when,

did it become illegal to sleep?

I'm tired,

of mami yelling "time to clean"

Papi screaming "you have to go to the


Oh and brother cutie (can't forget him)

telling ME to make HIM breakfast,

or standing over my head

wth eyes boring and alarm's incisive


in my skin

shaking me would be more subtle

first it was 7:30, then 6:30, 5:30

now what?



thats were i draw the line

I'm tired of playing

24 hour mommy

for a niece

who thinks

1 in the morning is party time

I'm tired of staying up

even later

to do


club work

and pet feedings

I'm tired

Of early saturday's and sundays still

even though its a weekend

cleaning has no end

or so my mother says

I'm tired of

Hugges and pedigree

Pine sol and bleach

Sore muscles and the spice of bengay

Males who depend entirely to much on


doctor's apointments, vitamins

and endless medication

I'm tired of being tired

feeling like i have to

out last the moon

rise with the sun

so i ask you,

since when did it become illegal to sleep!

because blinking

has become a




© 2011 shedevil

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Great work, there were several spelling mistakes(first, shaking) but the overall work was lovely. You do a great job of expressing yourself and creating an image in this poem.

Posted 11 Years Ago

that's great, I know how you feel...

Posted 11 Years Ago

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Added on January 13, 2011
Last Updated on January 15, 2011
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