In the Hospital

In the Hospital

A Poem by Debbie Barry

No one really rests in the hospital.


In the Hospital


Click, whir, buzz, beep,

I cannot fall asleep;

The nurse saysrest,

And I do try my best.


Blink, blip, flash, glare,

I can get no rest there;

No rest at all:

I’m in the hospital.

© 2018 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
Initial reactions and constructive criticism welcome. I couldn't sleep in the hospital, but slept the better part of 16 hours once I got home.

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Added on July 27, 2018
Last Updated on July 27, 2018
Tags: poem, nursery rhyme, children, hospital, sounds, lights, sleep, rest, noise, illness, sickness, health


Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..