Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Will Sleep Come


When sleep matters, it never comes.
Minds Race. Eyes glaze but stay wide open.
Pray for sleep and God laughs.
Write.
Perhaps to free the mind.
To slow the race.
Bring peace.
The clock ticks. Echoing round the room.
Drop the pen.
Close the eyes.
Allow dreams.
Let Goddess, the nurturer, bring peaceful, gentle sleep.

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This is a Flash Fiction Friday 55.
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12 comments:

MimiRock said...

A great 55 with universal appeal. I like the periods at the end of sentences; they "feel" like the tick-tock of a clock. I also love the picture you posted. I look forward to more 55's from you.

anthonynorth said...

I know the feeling. This flowed beautifully. Great words.

Fandango said...

Dragons dream . Dragons have trouble sleeping. Good 55 catches it all.

Our 55 is posted

the walking man said...

Sleep comes when dreams need to be dreamed. Until then I will keep the eyes open and question not what the mind see's but rather why it perceives what isn't there.

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

Well this is a different one indeed, but like the above the periods do leave you with a sense of the second hand of a clock... tick tock goes the clock as life drifts from on intention to another. Wonderful periece MM.

T

Monkey Man said...

Mimi & T - You two are so insightful and deep. I am just a goof who puts periods at the end of a sentence....you all put the art, feeling and depth to it. Thank you. - MM

Anthonynorth - Kind words.

Fan - Love dragons....with Sean Connery's voice.

TWM - Can I adopt you as a father? He is only in my dreams having left this plain a decade ago. Your comments are so thoughtful and very meaningful to me. Thanks.

Dr.John said...

This was my last night. Sleep just didn't want to come. You describe it so well.
Good 55

G-Man said...

Monkey Man...
I don't have to be gentle with you son...
You CERTAINLY know how to pen a story!!
Excellent 55...
Thank you so much for joining the Friday Funfest!
Thanks for the heads up, and have a Kick-Ass Week-End...G

Lou said...

I like it!

When I lay my head on the pillow I fall into a coma. My problem is staying awake...LOL

Lulda Casadaga said...

Well, melatonin works for me most of the time but It seems to give me crazy dreams...so sometimes it's just better to crash on your keyboard! :D
Nice job my monkey friend!!
p.s. love the song

Mona said...

I know the feeling..it is terrible feeling!

Great 55ve!

Donnetta Lee said...

Hi, Monkey! I am right there with you! I have a LOT of trouble sleeping. So this was near to my heart. Neat. D