Snakes and devils plague my dreams,
screaming and shouting at the devil to
get back and leave my head, waking up
in a sweat soaked place and afraid to
close my eyes once more. I wish
you all gone, leave this place where
I might find solace and peaceful slumber.
I can’t go on like this, some of us have
a life in the waking hours and I can’t afford
to miss mine just because I don’t sleep
like a mindless baby, ignoring all the
bad and keeping the good instead.
Morning hours are for doing not
sleeping, I was always told, yet
I find myself the most blissful
sleep there ever could be when
the sun comes up. Perhaps I was
supposed to be a vampire, sleeping
in when others are awake and awake
when others are asleep. Oh sleep
how I miss your good moments, come
back and tell me its not all for nought,
tell me I’ll close my eyes and not see
beyond the veil of death ever again.
I’m having horrible nightmares and wake up screaming for things to get off me,
I’m always afraid to go to sleep now.