Waiting For Sleep To Come

5-8-09 Waiting For Sleep To Come

Scottie Allman © 2009

 

Deep in the night

I search for mind numbing things to do

Waiting for sleep to come.

My mind turns over so many things I’ve done,

Wishing they could be undone.

It makes any rest elusive,

And my mind will not rest,

For many hours to come.

 

The night goes through changes.

The wind comes up,

Bringing a comforting cool.

The stillness of the night

Broken as thunder rumbles

Closer through the dark.

I hear rain moving up the road.

The shower grows into a torrent.

Lightning flashes.

Thunder roars awakening the night

 

As with life

The storm moves on

The thunder grows distant

And the rain that once showed its relentless powers

Fades to a drizzle.

And the sudden spring storm departs as it came

Leaving me alone in the night . . .

 

Waiting for sleep to come

 


Comments:
 
Michele   Michele wrote
on 7/4/2009 1:40:51 PM
I like the storm/life metaphor--mimics the 'torment' before a breakup. I was so grateful for the sun coming out after my 'storm'--I never cared if I ever slept again!

frederic   frederic wrote
on 7/3/2009 8:13:51 PM
Excellent.

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One of the effects that divorce has had on me.
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