In Sleep, I Will Trust


A hazy day, makes for a crazy night,

As my eyes and my mind begin to fight,

Questioning, of whether to play or to rest,

To be more serious, or to continue to jest?

Meaning certain patterns become broken,

For I am not sure what I have spoken,

As with one eye open, I grab the fumes,

To sip the energy, for my deeds to bloom.


“Go back to bed!” My conscience pleas,

“Those eyebags, are nearly at your knees”

I try to listen, but stubborn, I plug in,

To watch a mix of trivial shimmering,

“Ooh, what was that, an ardent blink?”

My mind asks me; with a tone like wink

“Yes, my dear, it was that indeed,

But this headline; I do need to read.”


After catching up, to maintain connection,

I really start to feel my mortal deflation,

As it is true, to live; is to rest sometimes,

Because if you do not, the body declines,

Thus, in sleep, I will trust, I will try to pray,

But it is rather hard to do that today,

For I have permission to stay indoors,

So, I remain awake, with no sound of snores.

  • Author: AuburnScribbler (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 27th, 2021 02:43
  • Comment from author about the poem: In these hard times of the pandemic, and during the lockdowns in particular, certain things have become apparent, and one of those things is: a vast change in sleeping patterns, (well for me at least.) Some people have adopted the "graveyard shifter/vampiric" circadian rhythm, thus not sleeping when "they're supposed to", but of course, there is the myriad of worries that do come with such a situation as the pandemic, that do keep us up at night. I think the background picture I have chosen of the sea's tide, is a perfect representation of the fight between our thoughts, and our need for sleep. I do hope that you are resting well, and I hope that you enjoy the poem, and as always, please stay safe everyone.
  • Category: Nature
  • Views: 30
  • Users favorite of this poem: AlitaOpal, Poetic Dan.


  • orchidee

    Good write Auburn.
    If we nap too much in the day or evening, we may find we are wide awake when we go to bed. Doh!

    • AuburnScribbler

      Thanks orchidee, and I totally agree with what you've said, we've got to try hard to maintain good routines in these strange times, else we all may have the nocturnal habits of a vampire. Haha!

      Hope all is well.

    • AlitaOpal

      Sleep is something our body thanks us for,.. I really enjoyed reading.. 🌹

      Fellow dreamer Alita

      • AuburnScribbler

        It certainly is AlitaOpal, and no matter how hard we try, it is an inevitability.

        Glad that you enjoyed reading, and thank you for doing so.

        Take care.

      • dusk arising

        As a reader whose body clock is malfunctioning through lockdown's lack of activity, I am with you all the way through this.
        Falling asleep in a chair and unable to sleep in bed are situations i find myself in very often.....
        ..... oh for a return to normal... -... whatever that was.

        • AuburnScribbler

          Glad to hear I'm not alone, and yes a couple of days ago, I too fell asleep in my chair, reminds when I was touring, it's very strange, the funny places (sometimes incredibly uncomfortable) that a person can fall asleep in or on.

          Anyway, thanks again for reading dusk arising, hope your patterns get better, and please do take care.

        • Goldfinch60

          Good words Ben, we can struggle with a regular sleep pattern but in my case I seem to have found a rhythm to my sleep and dream all day.😂


          • AuburnScribbler

            Thank you for the read Andy, and I do feel a little jealous that you've found your perfect sleep pattern, but I will endeavour to listen to my body more, as more words and music can be composed tomorrow.

            Happy dreaming, and please do take care.

          • Poetic Dan

            I am so chuffed to read your words as they truly rung out and grounded me back to earth!

            Fantastic work

            • AuburnScribbler

              These words are too kind Poetic Dan, thank you very much for such a compliment.

              Hope that you are sleeping well, and that you are taking care.

              • Poetic Dan

                That I am my friend and your truly welcome

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