A Poem by Denise

sleep deprived


Sleep dazed haze, eyelids flutter

Mind is my keeper, but full of clutter

There in body, thoughts closed up like a shutter

Restless, rocking back and forth words coming out in a mutter

Deprived, deceived, perceived, underachieved and speaking in a stutter


Tomorrow will never come, never come, never come, but here it is


Winking its tired eyes at me in conspiracy.

Laughing at me in irony

Staring down at me in its consistency

Stealing the night away in secrecy

Waiting for my black and puffy eyes to open wearily

Barely, peeking open, hoping the night will steal the light


Tonight will never come, never come, never come, but here it is


Needing quiet, peace, and mind at ease

Soft pillows, cool sheets mocking me with tease

Oh how the crying can’t be appeased

On my knees, begging for ease, bring me mercy, please

One sweet dream, one sweet slumber

Let tonight be the night to fulfill my needs

© 2013 Denise

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I love your use of a wide vocabulary in this piece. Well done, keep up the good work.

Posted 8 Years Ago

This moves so gently like a melancholy lullaby... the moments you desire for rest... for refreshing... for the sweet waking times... how the cries and needs around you steal that peace.. But someday soon, it will all be worth it for you.. Promise... :)

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Added on July 17, 2013
Last Updated on July 17, 2013
Tags: sleepless, tired, exhausted, baby, newborn



Williamsport, PA

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