Prose for Thought – Valued Sleep

Welcome everyone to this week’s Prose for Thought. Thank you to everyone who linked up for last week for what was very emotional for me and, I’m sure, many others.

This weeks poem comes from something I just don’t get enough of…sleep! I’m always saying ‘I’m going to bed early tonight’ but ‘tonight’ never seems to come! So I thought that maybe, by writing a poem about it, I might actually turn it into a self-fulfilling prophecy. Well, I live in hope anyway!

Valued Sleep
It’s crying out inside my head
It’s seeping through my eyes
I put on a falsetto smile
Can you see through my disguise

I’m feeling the frustration
I try not to let it go
I’m trying not to explode
Like a top about to blow

I try so hard, every night
And say that I will do it
But the clock keeps creeping round
With every single tick

I seem to get distracted
By Facebook or a tweet
When suddenly I remember
I really should get some sleep

So, will I ever get an early night
And get myself to bed
I guess I need to get off my bum
Oh look…there’s something I’ve not read….

© Victoria Welton 2nd October 2013

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  1. Katie @ AMotherThing
    October 18, 2013 / 2:14 pm

    I hear ya! I have the worst time getting to bed at night, and I dread mornings because I know I’ll be up too much in the night. Bleh! 🙂 Great poem!
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  2. Sarah Miles
    October 18, 2013 / 10:17 am

    Funny how our body craves it but our mind fights it…
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  3. Stephanie
    October 17, 2013 / 9:19 am

    I LOVE sleeping and HATE not getting enough. The hardest thing about having kids for me has been the sleep deprivation. I am also guilty of going to bed late. I crave that quiet time even though I know I will suffer for it the next day.
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  4. October 17, 2013 / 7:40 am

    Oh I hate that feeling – there’s nothing worse. Once I start ‘trying’ to get to sleep I’m doomed! Hope you get a good night soon xx

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