Posted in Poems

Asleep? No, Awake


I am sleep deprived this morning
The night has left me tired and restless
My brain is lacked of oxygen
I keep yawning while my eyelids feel heavy.

My fingers hover over the keyboard
but nothing happens, I have fallen asleep
My eyes fly open, how embarrassing
Had someone seen me nodding off?

What is that scribble on paper?
My writing has turned into gibberish
Now, this is embarrassing
Sigh. I have to rewrite the whole page.

I can feel my eyelids heavy with sleep
they are closing on their own
I am but trying to stay awake
A losing battle I am fighting it seems.

Where does my body travel when I am asleep?
For when I awake at dawn I am tired.
Are my adventures within my dream catcher?
I will never know for morning brings nothingness.

I have no memory of dreams, just cobwebs fading at dawn
Morning comes and tiredness dodge me again
At the edges of sleep the images are blurring, fading
Is there such a thing as out-of-body experience?

I welcome sleep this night in thankfulness
drifting off into my dream-scape immediately
A day being groggy is bad enough, a week is torture
Will tonight be different, keep me dreamless.

By C.E. Pereira



I'm a Eurasian of Portuguese, English, Scottish and Malay heritage. And my extended family are of Chinese and Indian heritage. In recent years, the younger generation have added on to include spouses from the Philippines, Nigeria and Russia. My world is made up of different colours like the rainbow. And like the rainbow I am unique. Reading is my form of relaxation, to escape from the drudgery of daily life and enter into a world of the imagination. It is the love of reading that has led me to try my hand in writing short stories and poems. I hope that in some way my stories and poems will take you for a little while away from the drudgery of the present into the pages of imagination. To new friends found, I bid you, Welcome. Sincerely, C.E. Pereira

3 thoughts on “Asleep? No, Awake

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s