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NO SLEEP

Sleep is a luxury, I can’t afford.

By ROME_XCIXPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - February 2024
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NO SLEEP
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HAVING THE UNWANTED URGE TO LAY AWAKE IN SOLITUDE, IN THE DEEP OF THE NIGHT WHEN THE WORLD LIES STILL,

MY REST EVADES, TOSS, TURN, THE CLOCK TICKS ON,

I AM THE NIGHTS FOOL, THOUGHTS SPOOL, EACH PASSING MOMENT OPPORTUNITIES GONE,

MY DREAMS MISS ME, CALLING FOR ME, YET I CANT FIND THE REST,

STARS WHISPERING SECRETS, OLD AND DEEP, TO MY RESTLESS HEART,

HOURS STRECH, AN YAWN,

YET IN THIS SPACE, BETWEEN WAKE AND DREAM, THOUGHTS EMBRACE THE NIGHT,

WHEN YOU HAVE THE ISOLATION YOUR NOT HOPING FOR, IN THE MOMENTS OF NO NEED FOR IT.

REMEMBER, REMEMBER, FORGET, SLEEP.

Mental Health
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About the Creator

ROME_XCIX

Let’s bring out the writing side. Especially for Self-Development.

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  • Trishawn Blake2 months ago

    I enjoyed reading this ❤️ Keep up the good work!

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • The inner battle of insomnia and the illusive desire of sleep are echoed in this poem, which masterfully conveys the restless evenings many of us endure.

  • LASZLO SLEZAK2 months ago

    Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Alyssa Nicole2 months ago

    This is a great poem! And very relatable. Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Rowan Finley 2 months ago

    Love this.

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