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Malikah Awan May 5
Sleep deprived,
No time to breathe, no where to hide.
But not conscious.
Eyes wide open,
But no vision.
But no reason.
But no curiosity.
But not really.
Melody Apr 28
Elusive sleep, soft
notes from a bygone era
float by in a trance

I am not prepared;
unaccustomed to the flux
my mind battles me

Urgency pervades
the fibers of my being --
answers out of reach
Naps hit like a brick wall
At cement semi truck speeds
The collision re-envisions
Clay brick to ice cube
Shattering into my reality,
As I try and get up from
My prone position
My mind fills in the cracks,
Of my name, my place, my childhood,
With the melted mixing moments
It had just shown me before,

Mr. CandyCane visiting last minute,
With exes kissing every other tooth,
Grown bamboo out of a pupil,
Who sits attent in my dog's school,
Greeted by your smiling face at home,
But his face is reflected on my head in your eyes
Forehead lines are my only check at this point,
In dreams my face refuses to show up,
But awake I cannot escape acne wrath
muteD Dec 2019
I can’t get comfortable.
I keep twisting and turning,
turning and twisting.
I hate this time of day.
It’s too quiet.
It’s too dark.
It’s too cold
and it’s too lonely.
My body wants to sleep
but my mind is too awake.
It’s awake and it’s screaming
in agony.
Wanting to be heard
but needing to rest.
Wrote this at like 3 am today..
The moon glistens,
A lullaby had creeped,
Inveigles me to sleep
with my eyes open.
ren Dec 2018
to another sleepless night,
i whisper ever so duly,
returning back to my tossing and turning.
the night is lonesome and quiet sinister
in my eyes at least
but to others,
the night is beautiful and tranquil,
for they can sleep
as i struggle to close my eyes.
the night was once precious to me,
i had always waited for it to come
but now the darkness suffocates me,
the silence plays back all the memories
and their full of regret
or something i wish to never feel again.
when i manage to close my eyes,
i appear in even more darkness than before
and it swallows me–
for it is my thoughts,
they won’t stop
and i feel as if my head is spinning,
my heart were racing,
my breathing beginning to become uneven.
the night is what i fear,
it is when no one is here
when no one can hear my cries
or if i were to die.
it is inevitable,
something i can never escape
and even with knowing this,
the night i will forever fear.
Tori Jones Dec 2018
You call me shy
And mock my every move
You make me fight
Just to prove myself to you...

You tell me lies
And trap me inside
You make me cry
Leaving me sleep deprived...

You tell me I'm not wanted
And pierce my flesh with your impurities
Until I've gone too far
Killing me along with my insecurities...

You make my heart beat fast
Whenever someone walks past
You make me feel
Like everyone's judging me...

You remind me of everything I've done
Telling me I'll never be good enough
That I'll never be loved
Because I've done too much...

You lock me to the ground
Placing chains all around
You make me want to hide
From the world outside...

You take everything from me
Leaving me broken and hopeless
You drain my energy
And leave me restless
You make me nervous and anxious
Over absolutely nothing
You let me feel nothing but pain and suffering...
Sienna Dec 2018
Adrenaline pumping into my heart
False hallucinations in the dark
Dread and haunt fills the air
What is that over there?
Half asleep, I can't stay awake
My eyes should've for my sake
My dreams take me by the hand
And throw me into a horrific land
The fear built on possibilities
And instilled in realities
Sleep paralysis joins in too
I'd rather be sleep deprived completely, wouldn't you?
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