Sleepiness | Teen Ink


August 9, 2010
By Bookwormwriter SILVER, Centerville, Ohio
Bookwormwriter SILVER, Centerville, Ohio
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Falling asleep.
My head nodding
as if in response
to the people talking.
My eyelids droop,
shutting out all light.
My arms are numb,
but they can move
to form a buttress
for my throbbing skull.
I can hear the noise,
but it's in the back of my mind.
In my head,
I can see the animals,
like fluffy white clouds.
Flying over the walls
one by one.
the darkness overtakes me
and I fall into the depths
of lethargy and dreams.

The author's comments:
This is part of an email thread I have with a friend. We send prompts to each other, and reply with a poem.

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on Sep. 3 2010 at 7:49 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Very good poem! You wrote it very interestingly and cleverly. I know the feeling well, you know, from fourth period geometry. I love the enirety of it!