Pain and Sleep

Every now and then, you might not be able to sleep because a cold is making you cough and cough until your lungs feel like they’re on fire and about to burst through your chest and throat. When the cold symptoms stay around a while, the cough from hell is often joined by headaches, nasty muscle aches, and before long, difficulties falling and staying asleep will make themselves known.

Imagine the ache, I just spoke of, twisting its fatigue around your muscles and squeezing your bones all the time… at different levels of intensity… while you are trying to fall asleep… Keeping this horrid bit in mind, for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 23, I’m inviting you to picture what living this way might be like, then Write a poem that explores the intricate relationship between pain and sleep. (If you don’t have to imagine it, then shake your fist in the face of the beast *kick it in the teeth thrice if you can* and write on, my Luvs).


* Leave a link to your poem, as a comment. Include the title of your entry, and the direct link to your post. Example: “NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015”: Visit other Wicked Darlings and comment on their yum. They might visit you (it’s polite).

* If you use this prompt, please link it to your post. And if you are feeling extra delicious, link your poem to the main entry. Show others where to go. Spread the word. Linking back to the source might help you sleep better at night… Well, at least I hope. 😉

Night Sheepvia
(I couldn’t find the creator of this lovely bit of giggle. If you are the artist, please let me know: I will credit you for your wonderful work. Or remove it, if that’s your wish.)

Melancholy Spreads

skeletal branches,
sky shrouded in gloom dyed grey:
winter blues in spring

the clouds are too dark,
cocooned inside cold blankets…
she can’t see the light

a waterlogged heart
sobs under tomb of pillows:
melancholy spreads

for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 17 – Negativity Runs in Circles: Let your poetry show how negativity breeds more negativity breeds more negativity… (or not).

linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (Transforming Fridays with Nature’s Wonders)

Melancholy Spreads

Fourth Time’s the Uncharmed

poor stitched young flower,
you’re just the same to our eyes;
must hurt to be weird

we will wear spring heels,
you don’t need to dress like us;
standing at the back

cripple jokes free beach,
now she is stitched and gloomy;
scars mar unseen things

fall in tense gardens,
we want you to feel normal…
discreet discomfort

on your winter bash,
I didn’t stay home to guilt you;
gone, for me, since fall.

for NaPoWriMo with Magaly Guerrero 2015, Day 12 – Estranged and Cut off: Today’s prompt invites our muses to explore the difficult topics of Alienation and Detachment.

linked to
Poets United, Poetry Pantry 247

A Girl in Yellow Coat, by donemonic“A Girl in Yellow Coat”, by donemonic