I’m tired. But I don’t want to sleep at night. My eyes, they complain; botched. But I dare not close them. I drink coffee as black as coal so it burns me then, I can feast with the ashes so sleep will run away and hide.
Sleep — i’ve never been so brave to embrace you.
I’m exhausted running after you so you won’t visit me at night, in my naps, or during the day. Sleep– I refuse to see you because I’m too tired to entertain you.
If I could shut my brain from within, tell it not to let you in so there won’t be a bad dream or an hour of sleep walking.
I heard of sleep paralysis.
Perhaps, I wish it to dawn on me; eyes broken. Because I don’t want to sleep.
Sleep — please don’t let me sleep…
I feel I become more tired when I sleep with you.
Today I took over-the-counter meds to hold my heavy-duty eyes longer so they won’t succumb to steal you and fall asleep.
My body has changed, pimples are seen, my mind is restless and my heart’s becoming a weakling.
I’m angry at you, sleep! Because you’re seducing me to date you in my deepest thoughts.
But I don’t want you to.
I said I don’t want to.
Awake! I slap my face to be awake!
Move away from me!
Flee somewhere far off..
Sleep don’t make me beg..
Please don’t turn me your own victim…
I’d rather be exiled; seeing things than sleep and meet your darting eyes to get me to
Tired, restless and exhausted
I dare not see you in my sleep.
So, let me lie awake..
Meet me somewhere
Except in my sleep.