I fall heavily into the bed,
Like waves crash into the sea,
But suddenly I’m wide awake,
Not sure how this can be.
I take my pills for all my ills,
To try and calm my mind,
Yet the chance of sleep has run away,
Leaving me too far behind.
I try to read but it’s no good,
My mind that is, no luck,
My brain twists in so many ways,
Unlike the turgid book.
And so I lie and ruminate,
‘Til darkness turns to light,
The tale of a broken soul,
No way to make it right.
Instilling hope and happiness,
Growing some self-respect.
there are monsters in the cupboard,
there is one under the bed,
but I’m frightened most,
not by a ghost,
but by the monsters in my head.
is this how you imagined it,
how it would all just end,
if so were you properly prepared,
to say goodbye my friend.
I’d like a little more of that,
I’d like to have that too,
In fact I’d like to have it all,
Its greed I know it’s true.
I wander past an empty bin,
Whilst there’s litter on the floor,
Perhaps in their wretched lives,
They’ve not seen a bin before
I stumbled ‘cross a coffee shop,
I decided to go in,
As I asked for just a cup of tea,
The chaos did begin