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Too Tired

February 15, 2019
By clark_hel SILVER, Eastman, Wisconsin
clark_hel SILVER, Eastman, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"A poem a day keeps the therapist away" - me


I drink my coffee black,

because I'm too tired for cream.

I don't put on makeup,

because I'm too tired to gleam.

 

I drive to work in silence,

because I'm too tired to focus.

I don't eat any lunch,

because I'm too tired to notice.

 

Then I drive home alone,

because I'm too tired for company.

I don't make any supper,

because I'm too tired to be hungry.

 

So go to my bedroom,

becase I'm tired of being tired.

I lie awake all night,

because my mind cannot quiet.

 

I don't wake with the sun,

because I was too tired to dream.

Then I drink my coffee black,

because I'm too tired for cream.


The author's comments:

I struggle with chronic insomnia, and I wrote this piece after a particularly bad few days. At the time, I'd been awake for almost thirty-four hours, and I was very, very tired. I have revised and rhymed the lines, and fit my mess into a meter, but I still think it holds the same effect as when I wrote it. Many people think that insomia is being too wired to sleep, but it feels much like the opposite.

I hope that upon reading this, anyone who can relate knows that they are not alone.


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