Lizzie O'Neill

Demons of the Night

The sleepless nights,
The constant fights,
Sleep eludes me,
But people don't see,
The thoughts constantly running through my head,
That refuse to relent as I'm lay in bed,
I close my eyes and try to sleep,
All the things I've buried deep,
Get free from their cage,
And run around in a rage,
People say I sleep a lot,
But don't see the demons that I've got,
All this never leaving me be,
All the pain that's made me, me,
Is rising its ugly head,
I put them back one by one,
Until at least for that night its done,
Everything's buried back down deep,
And i fall into a long and fitful sleep.

Submitted: Saturday, March 03, 2012
Edited: Thursday, August 16, 2012

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  • Rookie G.Y Hammed (3/3/2012 11:18:00 AM)

    I'm actually short of words to praise your talent. This kind of poet and poem comes only once in a while. I have read TRUE poetry by any contemporary english poet for quite sometime. This is true poetry... You are a poet to the core.20++++,100%, everything. (Report) Reply

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