Awake: A Poem
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Awake: A Poem
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The things that keep us up at night

aren't monsters under the bed

but those deep in the mind.

They are blinded during the day;

deafened by the noise generated by bustling cities,

the wind blowing through fields, and the cracking of crunched sand between toes.

But once the sounds settle and silence surrounds us,

the creatures crawl out of hiding and storm our souls

as we lay awake—sleepless

Sleep stretched too far away to reach.

If only the darkness didn't dampen our spirits,

maybe then we could defeat the wicked beings yearning for optimism, naivety, happiness.

Eyes blinking, lungs breathing, and no chance of rest

as there are too many complexities at hand rushing through our bodies—

dark energy.


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