Sleep Eludes Me

by Thomas K. Hunt

Sleep eludes me, once again I see five am
The days just use me
They make me who I am

I am what they want me to be
A prisoner of circumstance stranded in time
Locked away and looking back at wasted space
Counting the wrinkles on my face

Random thoughts that pass through my mind
come together to form my time
Worries and wonders that fill the night reappear in the morning light

Does sleep elude you?
Can you tell me what to do?
Do you have a secret, something that works for you?
Do you understand what I'm going through?

I'm wired
I think that's where I am
I'm not feeling too inspired
I'm feeling what I can

I laid my head down and allowed myself to fall
Did away with all sound but it did no good at all

Slumber can't find me
I'm not sure it's looking at all
I'm looking for it right now
Is there someone I can call?

It's not fair, I want to sleep
I want to close my eyes and dream
It's been so long, much more than a week
Even longer than that, it seems

Hey, if this sound like you let's converse and sit down
to share some notes
Let's put our heads together and come up with an antidote

I'd love to fall asleep it's true
Sleep and dream the whole night through
but sleep eludes me

Once again I see five am
Another day to be who I am
Another day with a total lack of sleep
Another day forced to my feet

I've been where the wind blows
I've seen where this road goes
Only you know your own time
It's only you in your mind


Posted on 09/29/2019
Copyright © 2022 Thomas K. Hunt

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/03/19 at 08:05 PM

"Slumber can't find me I'm not sure it's looking at all" - my favorite lines. I can so relate to this.

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