I lie here,
My eyes are shut,
Yet, my mind is processing a million thoughts.
When will the peace arrive?
How long has it been?
All felt within a second.
Time has vanished.
Why won’t my mind rest?
Why won’t you let me sleep?
I am exhausted.
Completely and utterly exhausted.
It’s been an hour since I was rudely awoken.
And yet my heart still pounds within my chest
The anxiety is still lingering
When will you let me sleep?
I hate closing my eyes.
All I have is these beating heart and my thoughts
Please…just let me sleep
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My heart beats too fast
I can feel the thumping
Every second I lay there
It’s like something is inside my chest
Knocking to get out
Thump, thump…thump, thump
It always comes in two’s
Why won’t you leave me be?
I’m exhausted…beyond belief
Who are you?
What are you?
You couldn’t merely be my heart
My mind and body wouldn’t betray me like that
No…there must be little creatures running everything in there
They must be doing it wrong…
It can’t possibly be my own mind doing this
Maybe they’re knocking to get out
They must be trapped
How can I release them and be free?
I’m afraid to sleep.
No…wait I’m afraid to try and fall asleep…
I close my eyes but there’s no darkness
There’s no light… there’s only shadows
The shadows dance around demonically
I can’t quite make out what they are
Are they people?
They look like people
Do I know them?
If I lay here with my eyes closed long enough, maybe I can find out…
They’re becoming clearer
Oh, all of the shadow figures look the same
No wait! There’s one small shadow in the centre
It’s the smallest of them all
It seems trapped
Poor thing can’t seem to escape them
The rest of the shadows are pointing at the small one, laughing…
I can’t do anything to help
All I can do is watch
They’re all becoming clearer
Hey! I recognise that one!
And that one!
They’re all clear as day except the small one
Who is it?
Oh! She has short hair!
Who do I know with short hair?
She’s a bit on the chubby side…
Who am I looking at?
Her face is becoming clearer…
Oh. it’s me.