There’s a knocking noise sounding

out in my head.

The only time it occurs is when I lay

down for bed.

It increases ten fold every time I

close my eyes.

It’s so painful, I find myself trying

not to cry.

Then I hear a voice happen along,

it screamed to me, “Don’t sleep!”

I ask it, “Why?” and it replied,

“that’s where your demons creep.”

It said that if I sleep I will never be

able to wake.

So it keeps me awake, and I suffer from

insomnia all for my sake.


Image: Jeremy Howick

via Daily Prompt: Heard