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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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emi-chan GOLD said...
on Feb. 11 2010 at 11:18 am
emi-chan GOLD, Brownsville, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
the world ended when you said nothing

it seems that you know how to write on how you express yourself AWESOME

on Feb. 3 2010 at 2:30 pm
falling-rain GOLD, Layton, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Getr done!
larry the cable guy

THis poem kind of spoke to me, i really liked it and i think that you should keep up your good work. (maybe check out my stuff??) keep writing and i'll keep reading,=)

on Feb. 3 2010 at 12:07 pm
KiNABABE SILVER, Lakewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:

Talented. This Poem got me thinking about my life

on Feb. 3 2010 at 11:15 am
violingoddess GOLD, Mesa, Arizona
10 articles 9 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
It ain't bad being good
when you feel like you can no longer stand- get on your knees
Curiousity is the mother of discovery

wow! that's really creative... keep writing

Sammi<3 GOLD said...
on Nov. 29 2009 at 8:14 pm
Sammi<3 GOLD, St.Charles, Missouri
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I love it! Your an amazing poet, dont ever forget that.

Rage97 GOLD said...
on Nov. 29 2009 at 11:31 am
Rage97 GOLD, Hughesville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
" 3 out of 2 people have problems with fractions"
" History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it"

Wow!! This is a really great poem and I can relate to the emotions going on. Congradulations in being published it's a big deal. I'm new to teen ink, could you check my work out sometime: I tryed by Rage97 Thanks a bunch, with lots of love!!!

Yung E.R.C said...
on Sep. 30 2009 at 11:37 am
Love the poem it isnt like others when you just explain whats goin on surrounding them. You put every detail in this poem and hoping hard work. I love it . Keep up the good work. Good luck

on Aug. 23 2009 at 10:34 pm
AngelForeverBleedingLove DIAMOND, Frederic, Wisconsin
65 articles 3 photos 248 comments

Favorite Quote:
You say you don't remember,
But I will never forget

This is beautiful! Could you take a look at my work and comment/rate? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! Keep writing!

on Aug. 23 2009 at 4:23 pm
TheUnknownGuest GOLD, Woodbridge, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
I can't remember it clearly, but it went something like this:

"The past is the past, the future is the furture. But now, now is like a gift, which is why it is called present."

I like it!!

on Aug. 23 2009 at 3:23 pm
PinkPrincess GOLD, Wellington, Florida
17 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
I think therefore I am

nice poem! i love it! good work!

on Aug. 23 2009 at 2:57 pm
despurlock DIAMOND, Morgantown, West Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The heart has its reasons which reason does not know." -Pascal, Pensees, 1670

Wow! This is beautiful and haunting! I love it! Great job :) Keep it up, and congrats on being published!