Slogging through the Midnight

Slogging through the midnight
Wishing to alter my sleeping habit
Only to realize
Determination alone isn’t enough
Strong will alone isn’t enough
Mind alone isn’t enough
Own plan will not prevail
Fatigue body in control
Render myself helpless
Entering the dream entrance
Exiting the dream world late morning
Changing sleeping habit fails

Slogging through the midnight
Wishing to alter my sleeping habit
Awaiting dawn
Leave my sleeping bed
Entering into an empty room
Switching on the light
Thinking poetry
Processing my thoughts
Writing poetry
Awaiting dawn
To pass the day sleepily
Possibly to sleep at 9 o’clock night


Inspiration On: Wednesday, 7 January 2014 from 12am to 3:41am

Hoping to change my unhealthy sleeping habit, I resolved to have a sleepless night in order to wake up early at 5am in the morning. Looking through the incomplete poetry to pass the midnight. Most attempts were failed due I fell asleep. This time I try again and see the result. The keyword “slogging through the night” helped me to begin this poetry.

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Sleeping Toddler

Tossing
Turning
Rotating
Rolling
Knocking
Inhaling deep high-pitch breath
Kicking blanket away
Leg kicks onto mattress
Frog-like legs stance

Hands with the victory sign
Clasp hands like a kitty
Crossed legs like a boss.


Inspiration On: Sunday, 19 August 2012 at 6:28am
Inspiration Ends On: Wednesday, 22 August 2012 at 5:04pm

As I was observing my 25 months toddler’s sleeping habits on my bed.