Where are you on this long dark night?
I lay here waiting for your arrival.
My body needs you to help aid it’s recovery,
my mind in desperate need of rest, whirls!

I toss and turn, thinking how tired I am,
minutes tick by, lasting hours.
I hate nights like this, they come in sequences
which means I’ll have more restless nights to come.

Now I sit here, asking in words, where are you?
I need to find your blissful state.
Perhaps now these words are on the page,
you’ll come and put my mind at rest.

©2011 Trevor Litchfield

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  1. Oh how I can relate! Sleep, precious sleep…why can’t I have it? Bad dreams, sometimes night terrors. The very best sleep comes an hour before I have to get up!

    It’s 12:30 am here and I’m about to go give it a try, but first I have to read for a while.

    I really like your poems, they flow so fluidly.

    • Find an Outlet, thanks for commenting on my poetry again and I’m so pleased you find something within my words.
      Since writing this I’ve not got to sleep much before 3am most mornings, I’d love a good nights sleep 😦

  2. Oh I can feel the frustration in these words! There is no worse feeling, I think, than knowing that you need sleep, yet it eludes you. But then, when sleep comes… bliss (even if it only feels like a minute!!!)

    • It’s horrid and by your reply you get the same frustrating sleepless nights as well Tom.
      The daft thing is even if I get to sleep at 3am, I’m still awake before my alarm at 7am!

  3. this one totally expressed that frustration of a sleepless night…very nice Trevor.

    as always, i wish understood more about poetry so i could offer something more interesting to say…

    • Thanks Bex,
      Don’t worry about what you perceive to be a lack of understanding when it comes to poetry. If you’ve understood the message within then you understand everything there is to know, it is simply another way of expressing yourself and as you’ve seen, I don’t make my poems rhyme, they are merely thought streams of consciousness written down in a simple way, or that’s how I look at it anyway. I’m no expert on poetry either, I just know I enjoy writing that way and reading others poetry.
      Enjoy it for what it is Bex, words on a page. Sometimes you understand, other times you don’t.

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