Sleep, Where Art Thou

Avatar Author: Cariad Ceffyl Lover of Poetry, Prose, Fantasy, Nature, Spring and all things Celtic. A died in the wool hopelessly hopeless Romantic, on a journey of sorts. I write fiction although, occasionally loosely, Very loosely, influence by li... Read Bio

Sitting here, in my bed
So many thoughts fill my head
One o’clock, two o’clock, three o’clock
I just keep counting thru the flock

My head it aches from lack of sleep
I close my eyes, still counting sheep
I am so tired and just worn out
My mind won’t stop,I wanna shout

The channels change so constantly
Inside my mind consistently
I want to put my thoughts to rest
I just can seem to pass the test

And so it’s almost four A.M.
And here I sit with this little gram
To try and ease my troubled mind
In desperate seeking to unwind

So at my expense ‘cause of Time
I entertain you with this Rhyme
So As I type this little diddy
Enjoy your sleep, it’s now four Fitty.

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Comments (5 so far!)

  1. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    This is what happens when you can sleep at 4 am- and running on only 4 hrs of sleep ;)

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Really fun cadence and overall attitude/voice to this one. I enjoyed it!

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  4. Avatar inky blue

    There’s only one line I don’t like: My mind won’t stop,I wanna shout just because it’s a rather abrupt end to the stanza.
    Otherwise I think it’s a sweet and funny little poem, accurately depicting sleeplessness with a touch of humour. Brava!

  5. Avatar Cariad Ceffyl

    Haha Inky- that is exactly the feeling I get though when my mind is racing with too many thoughts and I don’t have control of the remote ;)

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