Without sleep - JoelvsArthritis
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Without sleep

It’s four in the morning and I’m still not asleep,
The aching’s too much, from my neck to my feet.
Resenting all the hours that I lay here in bed,
I could change the world with the time I have spent.

It’s five in the morning and I’m begging for rest,
My head is now full with the worry and the stress.
How can I work when I haven’t even slept?
My eyes are like pin holes, [in fact] my whole appearance unkempt.

It’s six in the morning and I’m starting to cry,
I shouldn’t have googled ‘without sleep, when will I die?‘.
And when I’m out of worries and my heavy eyes close,
I’ll sleep for two minutes and off my f*cking alarm goes!


  1. Hang in there.

  2. Ouch! I thought I’d a ‘carp’ night, but it wasn’t as bad as that. I recommend Zooniverse if you’re going to be up and screen-gazing anyway! It’s a great way to kill a bit of time relatively mindlessly and take your mind off whatever’s on it for a bit. Works for me in the middle of the night … sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚ (And while you’re at it you’re helping with research projects, which can’t be bad, right?)

    • Thanks for the tip, surprised I’ve not heard of that before, taking a look now. On the plus side, I seem to be able to write better poetry whilst the world is asleep! Haha.

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