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To Sleep

July 17, 2013
By Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
15 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong." Robin Williams


Why sleep, but in the hopes of dreaming?
To unlock all of your doors and allowing all of your emotions to compile together with every last drop of your imagination.
To allow all of your inner demons to run free with every hope and dream, pure and magnificent.
Embracing a state of freedom, mixing chaos and passion into a medley of excitement.
Allowing experiences impossible in the face of reality to be experienced.
Leaving your desires to roam free, as your mind lays the foundation for the newest adventure that you are to undergo.
Without all of this, the mind is left barren. Only darkness remains.
A void, cold,empty and unmoving is all that is left.
Pulling away all traces of life and joy from the mind.
To sleep without the hopes of dreaming,
Is to swim with the hopes of drowning.


The author's comments:
This was inspired by having a very confusing dream followed by a night of no dreams.

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on Feb. 8 2014 at 1:58 pm
LoonyLoopyLupin GOLD, Raynham, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I am proud of who I am. I believe in what I do." -Pavel Chekov (Star Trek The Original Series, episode: "The Way To Eden")

I like this a lot! :) The way you talk about sleep, about dreams... I've never thought about it like that before.  The last two lines are going to stay with me, and the sentiment of the beginning kind of, sort of reminds me of "Music of the Night" from The Phantom of the Opera. It's lovely. 5/5 stars.

Waistband GOLD said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 1:26 pm
Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
15 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong." Robin Williams

Thank you for the positive feedback, and I guess I'd say that I have an interesting way of thinking. ;P haha  

Waistband GOLD said...
on Aug. 1 2013 at 1:22 pm
Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
15 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong." Robin Williams

Well thank you, Im glad you enjoyed it so much. :)

on Jul. 31 2013 at 11:18 am
sophistryxo SILVER, St. Louis, Missouri
5 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.”
-Jack Kerouac

I love the last two lines! They have such finality and wrap the poem up so nicely. This is such an interesting way to think of sleep! Great job!

on Jul. 30 2013 at 12:12 pm
writefearless SILVER, Manila, Other
8 articles 0 photos 48 comments

Favorite Quote:
scare your fear before it scares you.

you're so brilliant to think of sleep in this way. i could not ask of better descriptions :) great job!

Waistband GOLD said...
on Jul. 30 2013 at 1:43 am
Waistband GOLD, Hudson Falls, New York
15 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"What's right is what's left if you do everything else wrong." Robin Williams

Haha well thank you Krasota :D And I will just because of this. 

on Jul. 29 2013 at 1:58 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 445 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I love the last two lines; they wrap up the poem beautifully. I also like your "medley of excitement." Amazing job! XD Have a great day!

Brisa PLATINUM said...
on Jul. 23 2013 at 7:34 am
Brisa PLATINUM, Wasilla, Alaska
20 articles 7 photos 38 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Si dan a tú papel alineado, escribas el otro camino."
"If they give you lined paper, write the other way"
-Juan Ramon Jiminez

You've got a lot of great poems up right now but I think this one's my favorite. Incredible imagery; you put words to something one can scarcely describe. Great job.


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