Sleep

August 22, 2009
The heaviness it shuts my eyes
I welcome it with full-grown claws
I don't want to close my eyes
For fear of evil, hollow dreams
The kind that ring and ring and ring

All through light
They flit behind
Your lids, hoping just to find a time
When they can make you scream again

In full-fledged darkness, they wander out
Hoping for a loving embrace
Only to find snarls of malice
I try to scare the dream away

But it is stronger than you and me
And it takes over unwillingly

I slowly, slowly lose control
Until the dream runs everything
I hope that by living in my mind
No one else can be victimized

The dream is a reminder of many things
One of which is the pain it brings
My lids grow heavy, my brain is fuzzy
And you wonder why I bother?

I fight the sleep in a dazzling rage
Just so I can lose again
But I can not bear to lose control
So I fight my weary eyes





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