Let Me Sleep

Let Me Sleep

I’d stay in bed and dream

If the world would let me sleep

I swallow muffled screams

That I choke on when I weep

I wish that I were strong

And wouldn’t cry for you

The days are dark and long

And my heart is black and blue

I face each night alone

Feeling very small

With the life you threw away

Stacked up against the wall

Doling out my worth

By the letters that you wrote

Searching for a clue

Inside every single note

To see if I’ve misread

The intentions that you sent

Perhaps I was mislead

And don’t know how things went

I need to build a fire

To burn your memory

To rid the deep desire

That lives inside of me

I run away from you

When I go to bed and sleep

Yet every time I do

I run away from me

©Kay Salady

Image Credit:  http://skinnyawkward.deviantart.com/art/If-you-ll-just-let-me-sleep-147309488


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on October 14, 2013, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Intensity of a heart broken expressed in every word. Fabulous poem …


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