Fay Slimm.

Take Me.

 

 

Take Me.


Oh Sleep, blesséd eraser
of anything
painful, hard or serrated,
you smoother
of all things feeling rough,
cover me over
in enough soothing cream
to remind me
that troubles can melt into
dreams, for
lightning found and hit me
tonight like
a frightful assassin, attack
from behind
stabbed me in my back now
to my knees,
shiveringly near to fear and
despair it
has produced an ill-at-ease.


Sleep, be my
ally, please lie with me until
day, embrace me
in hazy unconscious relief
then release
me when more able to fight.


Right now I
am tired, such sad news has
confused freedom
of thought, faith abused, now
I need time
for re-alignment,  so sink me
Sleep into your
blankness, reduce my anxiety
douse the fire
of resentment, relax my intent
for revenge,
and Sleep cease this resort to 
insomnia,
keep me near I ask until I see 
what is the
wisest to do, sail by me a raft
of lullabies.

 

Oh Morpheus I know the way
to your land
awaits so take my hand, then
float me away.
Sleep please take me and stay
until day.

 

Comments7

  • orchidee

    A lovely write Fay. Just as long as it's not me singing the lullabies. You would never get to sleep! lol.

    • Fay Slimm.

      Grateful thanks to all readers and thank you for comments........ warmly from Fay.

    • Goldfinch60

      May Morpheus be forever with you when summoned, and with us all.

      Andy

      • Fay Slimm.

        Grateful thanks to all readers and comments........ warmly from Fay.

      • dusk arising

        There is tragedy in the air and your first verse here took me straight to that feeling of despair.
        Sleep the great leveller for the troubled mind, the gift of Morpheus.

        So true the phrase 'it will look different in the morning'

        • Fay Slimm.

          Grateful thanks to all readers and thank you for comments........ warmly from Fay.

        • Neville

          Another splendid poem our Fay and one that I can well and truly relate to these last few nights...…

          Neville

          • Fay Slimm.

            Grateful thanks to all readers and thank you for comments........ warmly from Fay.

          • Joe Dawson

            The god of dreams, son of the god of sleep, without which the body would never repair in readiness for the new day ahead. A super write Fay, I will keep it in my favs. Joe

            • Fay Slimm.

              Grateful thanks to all readers and thank you for comments........ warmly from Fay.

            • FredPeyer

              You say it beautifully, as always!
              Unfortunately I cannot relate, I must have been born with a little switch in my head. The moment I am horizontal, it sleeps. 🙂

              • Fay Slimm.

                Grateful thanks to all readers and thank you for comments........ warmly from Fay.

              • MendedFences27

                Stay strong, Fay. "And this too will pass." Sleep can sometimes carry one to the brighter side. Hope all is well with you. - Phil A.



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