In the middle of the night
Awake unable to close my eyes
I dread the brightness of sunlight
Because darkness hides daytime’s lies
I’d rather live in denial than fight
Twisted in sheets awaiting black skies
So I wait again for darkness and stars
And wonder when the night will be ours


Another experiment: Ottava Rima  an octave with the rhyme pattern ab/ab/ab/cc.
© 2016 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra began writing when she was a sixth grader. She is a teller of stories through poetry, fiction, and tales from her own life. And she thinks too much. Read, think, enjoy, laugh.
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48 Responses to awake.

  1. This is kinda sad. I’d imagine it’s not a rare feeling for a lot of people though. 😕

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  2. Kay says:

    I agree….and have been able to relate at times in my life. Lovely expression of this feeling, Sandra.

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  3. my valiant soul says:

    Extremely relatable thought and perfect.

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  4. Al saher says:

    Maybe the feeling of sadness is bcoz of the beauty of the night which forces one to face the bitter truths of reality…. Well said….

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  5. Painfully lovely, as always, dear friend. Such talent you have ❤

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  6. I’ve had many nights like the one you described and I can completely relate. ❤ Love your writing! How many years have you been blogging?

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  7. Hello. I have nominated you for the daily quote challenge..:-)

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  8. Eric says:

    BEAUTIFUL!!!! I love this Sandra! 🙂

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  9. Miriam says:

    Sad, lovely, beautiful relatable words … you have a gift for poetry Sandra.

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  10. magarisa says:

    This really resonates with me, Sandra.
    I found this to be the most powerful:
    “I dread the brightness of sunlight
    Because darkness hides daytime’s lies”

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