Sleepwalking MAG

November 18, 2008
By Keegan Watters SILVER, Dallas, Texas
Keegan Watters SILVER, Dallas, Texas
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At night, I escape
in my drowsy stupor I roam the hallways.
I take long scalding showers and wake up all red and spotted;
I flick the lights on and off for hours;
I climb onto balconies and yell about nothing at all.

At night, I sleepwalk
all the stress of my day is let out in the darkness.
I scare others but petrify myself,
because that girl sleepwalking down the hall isn’t me.
She is all of my fear; my hopes; my anguish;
my loves and my annoyances;
everything that is me wrapped up into one:

But that girl sleepwalking down the hall isn’t me.



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Lix odicy said...
on Feb. 13 2014 at 9:30 am
Pretty kool

on Oct. 6 2012 at 7:19 pm
Bradical BRONZE, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
“I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately, I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, To put to rout all that was not life and not when I had come to die Discover that I had not lived.” --Henry David Thoreau

The way in which you present sleepwalking is very interesting to me. You have sort of turned it from a physical issue to more of a socio-psychological one. Great poem!

mongooseman0 said...
on Aug. 1 2012 at 9:52 am
mongooseman0, Bristol, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Its always darkest before the dawn. (Florence and the Machine, Shake it Out)

That is very true, consise and shocking. I like it!

InkWriter13 said...
on Jun. 22 2012 at 7:22 pm
Cool poem. 5 stars. A testament to the truth of self-identity. A nice take on sleepwalking. Insightful and well-written. Will you please comment on my two poems titled Without the Writer and the Printer?

on Jun. 2 2011 at 6:46 pm
HallieAnnaLissette BRONZE, Adrian, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the fear of the dark, keep you from seeing the moon." - Unknown

The randomness of the symptoms shows the complexity of your idea in just a few short words. I was taken from the first line.

on Mar. 27 2011 at 4:39 pm
BrielleIsTheBomb SILVER, Eugene, Oregon
6 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance" <3

I LOVED this. It is entirely relateable, even to people who don't sleepwalk. I can feel the emotion and I get the rawness. 5 stars. Thanks for sharing :)  

MallyJo BRONZE said...
on Mar. 9 2011 at 1:11 pm
MallyJo BRONZE, Centerville, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"Never stop dreaming, for if you stop dreaming, the world loses it's beauty.""

I love this! It's amazing. :)

on Feb. 11 2011 at 11:24 pm
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

another great poem! your word choice is really good!!

Nelson SILVER said...
on Jan. 21 2011 at 2:15 pm
Nelson SILVER, Amarillo, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"When you're dreaming with a broken heart, the waking up is the hardest part..." -John Mayer-
"Never Neverland I'm used to Peter Pan because nobody wants to grow old..." -Lyfe Jennings-
"Never let the world see what you're really feeling." -Mom-

OMG!!!! I love this poem!!!! :D It is amazing! I love how I can connect to it and feel what you feel. I can tell you put some emotion and some work into this poem. Great poem. I give it 5 stars. :D

on Dec. 24 2010 at 3:09 pm
_MissLaurel_ BRONZE, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Amazing work. I sleepwalk too, but somehow I think that it isn't exactly what you are getting at. This is deep, and I feel I would have to re-read it several more times and sleep on it (pun not intended) to fully grasp it. I love poem like this. :)

~Laurel


on Aug. 20 2010 at 8:29 pm
cupcake420 BRONZE, Hdj, Texas
1 article 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
THe best thing you can do for the person you love is to let them go .. and if they come back then you know i was ment to be :)

you are vey good writter and i love this work you did keep it up

on Aug. 20 2010 at 11:30 am
SuicidalDreamer.. PLATINUM, Marshall, Illinois
31 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Drop The World....." Or "Everything Happens For A Reason....." Or "I am jealous of every woman that has ever hugged him, Cause for that mere second. They held my entire world."

This was amazing! I am so captured by all of it! You are very talented, Keep up the good work! : DDD

on Aug. 20 2010 at 11:28 am
SuicidalDreamer.. PLATINUM, Marshall, Illinois
31 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Drop The World....." Or "Everything Happens For A Reason....." Or "I am jealous of every woman that has ever hugged him, Cause for that mere second. They held my entire world."

Buddy this poem was beautiful and you have to be able to relate or at least understand what this was about....But I guess you didn't get it....Try maybe reading it over a few times :D

on Jul. 29 2010 at 6:20 pm
Marlyre PLATINUM, Kalamazoo, Michigan
21 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"when you cry, do you waste your tears?" Madonna

though you dont want to be connected to that sleeping self, it sounds as if you sleepwalk through your days.... great stuff

on Jul. 29 2010 at 6:06 pm
Kortny_Mae GOLD, Davenport, Iowa
10 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm not short!...I'm fun sized!!!!!"

it was really good nd i liked it. good job!!!

on Jul. 28 2010 at 12:32 pm
VickyLove92 PLATINUM, Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
once life gets harsh/hard, hold your head strong because that's all you can do

all i could possibly say is that was VERY BEAUTIFUL, your words capture me and my mind. Keep it up...thumbs up:)

zobug96 said...
on Jul. 7 2010 at 9:55 am
this poem is ten times better than the number 1 pic of the day

gemmmmma GOLD said...
on Jun. 14 2010 at 8:58 pm
gemmmmma GOLD, Leopold, Other
12 articles 5 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
make sure you live before you die.

i adore this poem. i can totally relate. brilliant work i love it, i'll check out your other stuff. i love the way you write it reminds me of my writing a bit. i love your ending line, they're always the most important to me when i write and this just sums it all up in one i love it, good job :)

xoxo


on Feb. 28 2010 at 7:10 pm
holycrackers you don't understand the meaning of this poem you need to think deeper

holycrackers said...
on Feb. 28 2010 at 7:07 pm
if it isn't you who is it ( i mean for realz if it's notyou) okay it's nice but where's the soul in it. i feel nothing.


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