Fay Slimm.

Until Day




Until Day.

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,
and feeling near to stressful
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 better able to fight.
Sleep, keep
me with you until I see clearer
what is the
wisest to do, float by me your
boatful of lullabies,
Oh Morpheus I know your aim
to see drouse
join deeper repose will take all
my ennui away.


  • dusk arising

    After writing my post of today then I feel your words here deep within for the times when sleep is a distant respite for a wretched mind.

    Another Fay penned expression joins my favourites, thank you.

    • Fay Slimm.

      An honour to find this piece going into your favourite list Dusk - ( must admit we were close to posting the very same poem today.)

    • Lorna

      Beautifully said Fay.

      • Fay Slimm.

        Ah a bouquet of gratitude for stopping by for a read of my posting today dear Lorna.

      • Teddy.15

        Dear Fay so weird to read this absolutely beautiful poem about sleeping peacefully within a sareal peace and harmony, I actually dreamt my hair fell out completely, no mind you have redeemed my hopes for tonight.

        • Fay Slimm.

          No laughing matter to lose your hair even in dreams dear Teddy but couldn't help the smile at the very idea and do hope tonight you will be redeemed.

        • Accidental Poet

          Fay, may you awake to a new day of confidence, strength and enthusiasm. A very heartfelt write. 👍

          • Fay Slimm.

            Thanks so much for the lovely comment and your wish for my each day's waking A.P. - -- strength and confidence will do nicely for me.

            • Accidental Poet

              Ingredients for a healthy and happy life Fay.

            • Neville

              I don't know how you do it, but you just keep on doing it day after day my lady .. or in this particular case night ..

              superbly crafted, aesthetically pleasing and with the skill of a master word weaver (or mistress) in your case, of course 🙂 ........................ x

              • Fay Slimm.

                Double-hugs for this splendid and much appreciated comment on my poetic offering today - twas an oldie which I tweaked but am diluted you liked it............. x ( p.s. diluted was a word a Cornish old friend used to say when she was more than delighted - - I loved her wonderful humour to bits )

              • Coyote

                So very beautiful. Nobody writes like Fay Slimm🙂

                • Fay Slimm.

                  Much gratitude for your read and encouraging comment Coyote - - am so pleased you enjoy my offerings of poetry.

                • Doggerel Dave

                  All my hopes, as time for bed approaches, are to be found, much more poetically expressed than I could, in that beautifully structured piece of pure poetry. Total thanks Fay.

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    My thanks for this heartening comment Dave - -- am delighted we share the same hopes at sleep-time and am so pleased you found value in reading Until Day.

                  • Laura🌻

                    My Dear Fay,

                    An outstanding piece of writing. There are many nights where I welcome the comfort of sleep…a sleep that I wish to prolong for many hours…a sleep that delivers beautiful dreams…a sleep without pain…a sleep without worries…

                    Your words have eloquently defined what sleep has meant to me…especially during these past two years.

                    Thank you for sharing your extraordinary talent.


                    • Fay Slimm.

                      Thank you for your visit and read dear Laura. Your generous and honest comment after relating to the verse on sleep is greatly appreciated dear friend.

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