sleep

sleep

A Poem by Jolyrose

Supposed sweet release.

Relief.

The end of the day. Ready for the new.

No control in dreams.

Or nightmares.

So stark, so vivid that you wake.

Heart pounding, flushed, terrified.

Try to reason it out, try to make sense.

Overwhelmed.

Drugs.

Stoned, stupefied into repose.

The underlying problem still alive, real.

There are reasons.

Many and varied.

To be afraid.

So controlled during the day.

Mind forcing you to deal with them when all you want is the oblivion of unconscious.

Monsters, psychopaths, unseen terror.

Or worse…

You can’t remember what woke you.

What caused the panic, the swift desire for chemical relief, no matter the consequences.

A yawn, the sagging of the eyelids…

Should not trigger fear.

But they do.

© 2009 Jolyrose


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very nice descriptions, helps me recall experiences with my dreams.
although dreams are one of the only times i feel secure and full.....interesting that you describe the opposite....


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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow... well written very well written

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Jolyrose
Jolyrose

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