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Poem Details | by Greta Robinson |
Categories: death, sleep,


Shine as a source of endless light
whose rainbows of colour deter the night
where daydreams are gentle as doves in flight
and sleep the sleep of angels

Shine like a shower of soft moonbeams
Inhabit the sea of a thousand dreams
where laughter and love are timeless themes
and sleep the sleep of angels

Shine like the sun in a golden sky
On warm, sultry evenings, a fragrance, a sigh
an echo of summer as life passes by
and sleep the sleep of angels

Poem Details | by Andrea Dietrich |
Categories: art, death,

The Long Sleep

Bent forward on his wooden chair,
inside his shack, with not a care,
he sits where fast to sleep he fell.
The old man’s sleeping long and well.

Companions waiting to be fed
or have their master pat their head,
wait at  his feet, but they can tell
the old man’s sleeping long and well.

One spotted mutt with doggie grace
extends a tongue to lick the face
of him whose form is but a shell. . .
The old man’s sleeping long and well.

Bent forward on his wooden chair,
the old man’s sleeping long and well. 

A Kyrielle Sonnet for the Briton Riviere Poery Contest
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Poem Details | by A.O. Taner |
Categories: beautiful, beauty, courage, cute love, dark, deep, depression, desire, destiny, devotion, dream, first love, funny love, grief, happiness, heart, heartbreak, heartbroken, how i feel, i am, i love you, i miss you, innocence, irony, jealousy, lonely, longing, loss, lost, love, love hurts, miss you, missing, missing you, night, passion, psychological, romance, romantic, sad, sad love, silence, sky, sleep, solitude, sunset, true love,

Red Light

have you ever felt like 
the flashing red light on the roof,
lonely as ever
visible at night, useless by day?

in sync with its partner next door
for a quick kiss over a few flashes only 
then arguing again and again 
night in, night out.

have you ever felt like 
the flashing red light on the roof,
not signaling a warning to keep away
but sending a call for compassion?

using the dark pauses in between 
to yell the same name 
over and over and over
into the emptiness of each night.

have you ever felt like
the flashing red light on the roof,
being your silent cry
only heard by your eternal love?

Poem Details | by Mohammad Yamin |
Categories: allegory, death, loss, lost loveme,

Stars Go To Sleep

Stars! Why be awake with me
Hit the bed and go to sleep
You are not enslaved by agony but free
My bleeding soul’s wounds are deep

Through my open window you peep
With your twinkling searching eyes
Your glow in my gloomy nights creep
With the grace of the fireflies

Someone gifted me sleeplessness
And  rewarded me with anguish
My nights darkness and gloom dress
Like out of water fish I languish

Why be overly worried for me
A day may return my deserted sleep
Setting from the bondage my soul free
When that happens you must not weep.

Stars! I beseech go to sleep!  


Poem Details | by Joi Jones |
Categories: bullying, death, dream, how i feel, soldier,

Bullied to Sleep

My own life
Buried 6 feet under
Under the humiliation 
Under the laughter
Under the teasing
Under the thought that I am less of a person
That I am less of person
That I should be less of me
My casket is a broken cocoon 
My mind finally at peace 
My parents siblings and family all stand to there feet
The gospel is spoken 
I'm lifted up to heaven
When I've awoken 
I'm just back in hell again

Poem Details | by Gershon Wolf |
Categories: death, destiny, life, sleep,

What Awaits-TET

A Taste
In This Life
Of What Awaits
Streams of Consciousness Slowly Leaving Earth

Returning Whence We Came -- To Our Maker
Our Primal Source
Of Life and
Of Love

April 24, 2019
Entry in 'Tectractys This Poetry' contest
Sponsor:  Charles Messina

Poem Details | by Line Gauthier |
Categories: city, dance, dark, death, evil, sleep, voice,


Like a secret confided with his last breath
Dangling from his every syllable
He draws me near whispering in my ear
Reaches in to the depths of my soul
He holds my beating heart
In the palm of his cold hand
The demons lurk in the thick murky fog
On my walk at dusk thru an ill lit park
They toy with the last moments before sunrise
While the city seems to still sleep
I’ve said my goodbyes to the tune of violins
Withered brittle leaves stir as death circles
Cold winds whirl and no one sees my tears
I’ve swayed to my last waltz
I can finally forget the insomnia that has me
In the grip of darkness devoid of guiding star

AP: ranked 3rd 2020

posted on April 30, 2019

Poem Details | by Line Gauthier |
Categories: dark, death, night, silence, sleep, solitude, time,


across the table
sat with him
dressed in black
in the death of night

while his world slept
they waited there
refusing to slip quietly
in the hush of night

AP: Honorable Mention 2020

Posted on March 3, 2019

Poem Details | by Line Gauthier |
Categories: cry, kiss, peace, sad, sleep, sympathy, together,


I kiss
my lips
the salt
dry tears
as I watch
you sleep
your face
free of

Submitted on February 22, 2021 for contest SALT sponsored by ANTHONY BIAANCO

Published in my mini photo/anthology ~CAN'T IMAGINE~ 2020

AP:  3rd place 2020

Originally posted on September 18, 2018

Poem Details | by Marchel Tyler |
Categories: death, depression, slam,


Do you know what it's like?
Never wanting to wake up.
What it's like to be laying in bed
With all of these thoughts going through your head
Death. Does it hurt?
Is it like sleeping?
****, It must be great.
The nightmare would end, right? 
Can I try it?
I never want to wake up. Please
I'm begging you, just let me sleep.
Because the nightmares I see in my dreams,
They are still more pleasant than this bullshit terror I see when I'm awake.

Poem Details | by Judith Angell Meyer |
Categories: death, husband, loss, sad, lost, lost, sleep,

January 1, 2007

My list is long today.
But the voice says sleep --
Don't engage,
Don't create,
Don't make the bed --


Begone sunshine.

My mind falls to empty thought --
Is this dementia?
Will my mind curl up
     and sleep to death?

Will I follow my mother into the depths
     of lost thought and fabricated reality?

Will I know my husband
     when I see him again?

Will I even find him?


The depression lulls me back into myself
     dulling the memory of lost tomorrows,
          begun today,
               nine years ago.

Poem Details | by Malcolm Brooks |
Categories: adventure, black african american, death, future, judgement, poetry, success,

Sleep Is The Cousin Of Death

I stay up through the nights.
Will I get to eat tonight
Will I see the day I turn 21
One-Day I will feel the pain of a gun.
Will I die young

Am I asking too many questions?
Does everything happen for a reason?
Is everything I go through one of Gods lessons
Will I go to Heaven

I stay up through the nights.
Will I reach new heights
Lord tell me everything will be alright.
Now I think I want to be in love with the lights.
I don’t want to fall to a Price.
Lord tell me everything will be alright.

I stay up through the night.
My eyes are getting heavy.
Am I ready to sleep
Because Sleep Could be Deadly

Poem Details | by A.O. Taner |
Categories: absence, adventure, beautiful, car, confusion, culture, cute love, death, dream, fear, feelings, heart, heartbreak, heartbroken, heaven, imagination, inspirational, irony, love, love hurts, metaphor, passion, remember, scary, sleep, smart, solitude, travel, urban, women,


I fell asleep in my dream

at the wheel, 
unfolded maps on the car's floor

to wake up to her smile 
not once but twice.

Poem Details | by kanchan priya |
Categories: death, freedom, mystery,

The eternal sleep

I will close my eyes
and a last more sigh
now no more dreams
just the truth will gleam
you will be with me
and I will be with you
till the nights are dark 
and oceans are blue
let my heart shout
and my lips be sealed
let my emotions burn
and my body freeze
this mystic journey of mine
will go deep and deep
for all that i plead

Poem Details | by Lycia Harding |
Categories: dark, death, night, rain, sleep, weather,

Through Dark Rainfalls


Through dark rainfalls,
how can I sleep?

A nightmare crawls
through dark rainfalls!

It pries the walls
and tries to seep 

through. Dark rain falls...
How can I sleep?


Poem Details | by Juli- Michelle |
Categories: absence, corruption, dark, grief, horror, lonely, sin, sleep, society,

Hit and Run

A hit and run
A masquerade
It's just my lot now to be played.
A little daft
A bit too large
Never one to just take charge.
Way too kind
And silent too
Perfectly convenient for passing through
Go ahead
Try it out
This girl feels pain but she won't shout
Hit and run
Have some fun
Don't look behind you when you're done.

Poem Details | by Tanner Anderson |
Categories: death, dream, god, happy, life, time, peace, peace, sleep,

Peace Tonight

I sleep in peace tonight.
Hope that day will come.
When I find you underneath the 
Waiting for me and a life that never 
For Eternal love will always be 
And you will know that I care no 
matter the troubles.
That even If death were to come, it 
be with us a couple.
I sleep in peace tonight.
Hoping my family loves, and so do 
my friends.
And that God may forgive for all my 
Because when I am gone, let there 
be not a tear shed.
But a laugh of remorse, and that you 
treed lightly.
For I will sleep in peace tonight.

Poem Details | by Steve Danielson |
Categories: death, dream, fire, hope, pain, sleep, strength,

From the Ashes

I sleep.
Enfolded in peace.
The agony and pain
The burning, the sorrow, the flame
Enfolded in peace.

I wake.
Entranced by life.
Remembering fire
Death before sleep, and now
Entranced by life. 

I rise.
Enraptured by flight.
The strength within
Spreading my wings, I soar
Enraptured by flight. 

Poem Details | by Delice Arleen Skelly |
Categories: death, life, sleep,


Profoundly asleep Unaware of life or death Existence on hold.

Poem Details | by James Fraser |
Categories: absence, autumn, death, depression, nature, sleep, tribute,

Decaying Gown

In decaying fall, They, deadened colours abound Leaves granted leave, gown .

Poem Details | by Darlene Smith |
Categories: death, dream, love, morning, native american, sleep, spiritual,

Dream Carrier

Dream Carrier 

Bittersweet, your memory
Calling, echoing in my being
Recollections of your laughter
In solace, I remember the rapture

Twas' happiness, although so brief
Enchanting moments of belief
Embraced reunion between two worlds
The winds of time unfurled

In my melancholy morning sunrise
I question Creator why one must die
For if I could have remained asleep
With my dreams I could then keep

Awakened, the sunshine would interfere
Another day begins without you here
Tis' sad but blessed still yet
For dreams that let me not forget

~  Darlene Doll Smith

Poem Details | by Mpho Leteng |
Categories: anxiety, death, deep, depression,

Alone in my wakeful sleep

(This peice was inspired by a poem titled "NIGHT OF PAIN" which was written by Onalethuso Petrus Ntema(Botswana)

Alone in my wakeful sleep i wonder;
I wonder alone in my wakeful sleep,
my soul reddened as beet,
As t crushes out through the stomas of my calm skin,
Any moment I could depart life and fall frostily at my feet,
I tremble in fear like a feigning cleric reviled by time,
The road seems too tight and so thin,
My eyes tells riddles!

Alone in my wakeful sleep i wonder;
Will my faith save me?
I wonder alone in my wakeful sleep,
As my heart tire out at a lingering bound,
The strain stretches gently to my deep
It fills my body all around...

Poem Details | by Samuel Lovitt |
Categories: absence, death, dream, grave, loneliness, scary, sleep,

Forever Quiet with the Shadow of Black Noise

one day i shall sleep
My body still ,had been reaped
cold..., silent..., nothing?

Poem Details | by priti bhosale |
Categories: absence, angel, death, emotions, farewell, funeral, imagination, miss you, moon, night, sleep,

Good Night

Like angels kissing strangers
Rising with the moonlight
The flowers of your eyes
Kiss my soul goodnight

Finally the sleep fairy
Has blessed me
With much request
And eyes, teary

Won’t wake up soon
Won’t give up this chance
Don’t be gloom
I've acquired a better stance 

The scent of your eyes
Will keep me strong
On the other side
As I wander long

Poem Details | by Betty Bateson |
Categories: death, sad, son,

The Forever Sleep

before lowering
the satin lined lid of the casket
let me watch him for awhile
perfect skin so smooth
a cowlick always out of control
eyelids hiding eyes once so blue and clear
now dull and empty in his forever sleep
as I touch his cold hand one last time
no warmth no life
I gently kiss his pale lips as he takes
a piece of my heart