A maggot crawling down your cheek

An owl hunting behind the window

You can’t sleep


The lights have gone off

But the world around still visible

Dreams just won’t come


The sounds so silent yet so sharp

The music’s playing in this night

No – the nightmare won’t visit either


You turn from side to side

Try to watch TV – there’s a late night fight

Eyes don’t close, they can’t


First rays appear on the horizon

The alarm clock has suddenly gone off

Oh, sweet sleep – it comes


Now you can’t wake up


About Magdalena

I'm a positive thinker, a dreamer, a poet, a dancer, a writer. I want to empower people and inspire them to follow their dreams and create their lives exactly the way they wish them to be :)

Posted on June 12, 2011, in Poems and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. well played nightmare/sadness, humor helps and heals.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. nicely written. i have nights like those..

  3. Been ther and done that. Not any more. I lay down, I sleep. Nicely done. Very real!

  4. I can’t sleep with the maggot either šŸ˜‰ Creative write. I had phases like that — no goodnights, just dayzzz šŸ™‚

  5. I tell myself stories to go to sleep its too bad I can’t remember them come morning. I hate not being able to sleep

  6. Lovely to be here! Sleepless, but very talented!

  7. sometimes we cant sleep,i like this poem.

  8. So familiar, so well said! šŸ™‚

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