Posts tagged ‘Sleep’

November 18, 2017


by Jem Croucher

The candle and the music
of an evening warm inside
Slumber slowly beckons
as the day and night collide
And as my pen finds solace
with a verse to capture this
with music an encouragement
I slip away to bliss

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November 15, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm 

Waves Washing Ashore

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October 1, 2017

The Sounds of the Night

by Zenei

Every sound is amplified, every feeling gets exaggerated.

The roosters crow in the distance, though the clock only says twelve.

Cries of a baby emerge from the house below, the mother shushes.

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July 23, 2017


by A. Marie

Winch upon waking; the night is not gone.
Harangue at your terrors that sweep along the walls.
Make a shotgun of your pillow, throw lightning at the mirror.
What would the darkness have of you? Mass marketer of
fears, has aligned itself with your cheek, weaving your spittle
into the phantom.

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June 30, 2017

Rest in Peace

by Angela Umphers Rueger


I lie down in peace
releasing all cares to God
who works while I sleep

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April 28, 2017

Monster Noises

by Frank Hubeny

My foot pounds hard upon the floor.
A hand grabs on the bedroom door.
The voice says low, “The monster’s here!”
There’s scrambling feet and giggling fear.

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April 5, 2017


by dokurtybitz

Bouncing and wanting to

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March 23, 2017

Sunset Senses

by Anita Lubesh

sunset senses

I smile at sunset’s throng of small songbirds
singing out while nuzzling their nested fauna,
dreamily chirping ‘til sleep stills them.

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November 22, 2016


by Nick Anthony

Enter, if you dare,
My dreams’ dungeon of despair:
Come meet my nightmares.

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November 18, 2016

How Can We Get To Sleep Each Roaring Night?

by A. Marie

What is the What?
Who is the Who?
When is the When?
Where will I lay my head and rest?

How is a misnomer
Each time I crack an egg,
Each time I fry its yoke,
Its slither down my throat,
My turn in the game of consumption
And conquest.

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September 30, 2016

Never Enough

by Nick Anthony

Wake up exhausted.
Fend off fatigue all day long.
Go to bed. Repeat.

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September 20, 2016

Calm, Beloved

by Morgan


Calm Beloved,

Sleep Enrapture thee,

Whisper deep

In this Loving Dream,

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June 7, 2016

Blissful Tide

by Morgan


Delicate Song of Restful Sighs,

Whispering to me upon the Breeze,

Balm of Beauty without Hidden Guise,

Transporting through Serenity;

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May 28, 2016

Scented Moonbeams

by Dorinda Duclos


In the quiet hours before the light

In the mystic call of the seas

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December 27, 2015


by Jem Croucher


Burning quietly in the night
a single flame flickered
reminding me in its yellow glow
of a distant place
where memories linger
soft in the warm whimsy
of a cathartic embrace.

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June 26, 2015

Forty winks

by Jem Croucher


Caught myself some forty winks
or maybe thirty-nine
I wasn’t really counting
as I was snoozing at the time
However, it was just enough
to recharge my tiring mind
Close my eyes and drift away
relax, and just unwind

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June 16, 2015

Slumber Deep

by Dorinda Duclos

It is quite surreal
Just how you feel
Drifting off to sleep

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June 14, 2015


by dokurtybitz

I crawl naked
Into my bed,
Feeling you
Next to me,
Even though
You’re not there,

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May 29, 2015


by dokurtybitz

Oblivion calls
A sweet siren song,
But I can’t listen
Or follow her down
Responsibilities beckon,
Steel fist on my heart
Directing me outwards,
Gawd how I hate
The daily grind

November 24, 2014

Moonlight on the water

by Jem Croucher


Moonlight on the water
Sea moves swiftly in
Winter winds behind me
Light is feint and dim

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October 5, 2014


by Michelle Sherlock

photo of 4 poster bed at the White Hart Inn Harrogate


Blessèd sleep

Calls me

Whispers to me

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April 15, 2014

Night Oil

by sc0pic

In a churning rolling pool
Of black oil and oil rainbow refractions
Nightmares boil through the fluid

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February 16, 2014


by dokurtybitz

Beauty lies in repose
Sleeping in peace
By the abominable noise
I make

February 6, 2014


by sc0pic

Focus, dwindling. Straining. Lost.
Whose hands are these, with knuckles worn?
Whose lines are these, around red eyes?
Shifting in your seat, itching scalp, twitching cheek
To stay awake, reject the dream.

Wearing lament like a disease
A sick and feeble dragging creature
So close to the ground and now,
Pulling harder ever still.
Pining warmth and nimble skill

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January 31, 2014


by Apurva

Drooping, falling, close,

mimicking a wilted rose,

sleep makes the difference

© Apurva

August 25, 2013


by dokurtybitz

Can i draw you,
Within my arms,
Secure and peaceful
Smooth, cool skin
Beneath my hands,
Along my thighs,
Penetrating my soul

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April 14, 2013

Sleep: Nonet

by Venkat

Sounds of the ocean wind by the shore

Breeze of calm settling on my heart

Bright moon by the dark skyline

Another night on earth

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January 9, 2013

The Race

by russtowne

Mutter under my breath
As I fumble in the dark
Forgot to leave the porch light on
Can’t get my key into the lock

It’ll be a close race
As I stagger through the door
For my face to hit the pillow
Before my face hits the floor.

–Russ Towne