Oh sleep! Oh sleep! Where are you?
Although this is nothing new
It always makes me feel blue.
I close my eyes but my mind is awake
Come and visit me, for goodness sake!
Come and hum your lullaby
Don’t just pass me by.
Let me in to dream land
And experience a sleep so grand.
Hear my plea, and come to me
Let me sleep and rest, finally.
Time slowly ticks
As my eyes never closes
My mind wanders everywhere except dream land
Snores from somewhere, the sound of someone fast asleep
Yet I, lay awake still
Sleep eludes me
And I can’t help but long for it more
Sleep arrived too soon when it wasn’t supposed to
Sleep came all of a sudden
Sleep fell over me…
Sleep has captured me
Oh midnight by day!
No other words I can say
Here I am once more
Trying to settle the score
I am tired and sore
But still I try just like before
It is never easy when darkness falls
When the bed over yonder calls
My eyes I shut
But I know with my gut
My brain will not allow it
For it always, always forbids it
I lie down staring at nowhere
Wondering why sleep never found me here
You hope it would come
You hope it would stay
And then you end up wide awake at the wrong time
You force yourself to sleep
You close your eyes
Pretend to dream
Not a single thing
You try some more
Only to give up
And you know when work demands it
It will come and haunt you
I closed my eyes
yet I’m still wide, wider awake
I try my hardest to sleep,
for my own sake.
Blankets and pillows
a many are they
So I let them attack me
as if they were the prey.
Steady as she goes
these heavy eyes
Yet it seems they heed not
my brain’s cries.
I float in and then fly out
I still can’t sleep,
without a doubt
I still can’t understand why sleep evades me
When the truth is
I’m too tired to fall asleep.
* Inspired by Owl City
“How can a coffee sleep?”,
was the question of the coffee bean.
“I’m up all day and all night, no rest it seems.
Jittery at times and always alert, I’d like to feel the calmness,
the bliss of sleep.”
“I envy the cup for which that holds the liquid me
for it is able to rest easy at the end of each day; while I….
I continue on ’til the dead of night. Come day time,
I do it all again, yet again.”
“When will the gods of sleep pity me?
When will they hear my plea?
When will they mourn for the death of me?
For death is what I feel each time I’m wide awake.”
“One night of sleep, that is all I ask and
I will continue with my duties with not another sound.
Hear me now, oh Sandman! I long to see
the beautiful dreamland.”
the pillow is hard, the bed is full of air
my eyes will never close.
I keep them open ’til they’re numb
but my old friend still won’t come
for the Sandman seems to have forgotten me
I try everything
toss, tumble —- tumble and toss
the sheets are everywhere
and still I am awake
I envy the dreamer with his peaceful sleep
off to dreamland…miles away
I lie here in this world of insomniacs
haunted by the dreams that never come.
The sun is slowly creeping up
while sleep still eludes me
I may forever be a prisoner of this sleepless land
Coffee days and cola nights; caffeine is so addictive
Tired, weary, sleepy eyes; unable to fall asleep
Sweet dreams, lovely ones end abruptly
Close your eyes go to dreamland; alas! it’s not meant to be
Mind wonders at blinding speed
Never ending ideas race through
Go to sleep, go to dreamland; rest easy, rest now
Pop corn nights or pop up books; anything goes
But still sleep is deprived
The Sandman visits yet nothing works
Heavy eyes, tired eyes…..
Unable to find sleep