And He Sleeps

After immersing myself
in these characters I’ve
grown to know and love,
my eyes tell me
the night has come
to a close

I resist though, for the
world I’m reading about
has become a part of me
but I can no longer
fight the tiredness

Surrendering to my
bed’s comfort, the
pillow caresses my
head and with an

exhausted body,
I breathe in deeply,
ready for sleep

but instead,
my mind suddenly
wakes with many
swirling thoughts,
not mindful of the time
or the resting sun

The house is quiet
except for the soft,
methodical breathing
of my sleeping husband
and I sigh…

Lauren Scott © 2015

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Sleep

night sky

Thank you for pulling me
into a tight embrace
allowing my mind to rest at last
my heart to beat at a slower pace
for tears to refrain from sliding fast
I needed this breathing space

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: www.geograph.org.uk

On the Edge of Consciousness

Floating-Beauty-cloud-backgrounds

We’ll hold each other close
with our hearts beating in sync
Their rhythm will do the rocking
while we drift into sleep

Cloud floating is what we need
to relax our bodies and mind
Creating dreams of only hope,
to the dark not being resigned

When the light awakens us
let our story’s ending be different
but if reality hasn’t changed,
guide us forward without ignorance

Lauren Scott © 2014
Photo: Google Images

SLEEPY

This is self-explanatory! 🙂

tossing
turning
yearning for peace
to capture
my
mind

unsuccessfully
trying to
unwind

any thought
that WILL be
IS
in
my
head

in the morning
my eyes
will
be
red
oh
how I
dread
that

not sure
I’m surviving
though striving
for
forty winks
in
my
bed!

Copyright 2011