when everyone's asleep

by chandelier   Jul 4, 2017


I like the strange silence
that engulfs you in the middle of the night
when no one else is awake
you can hear the heart
playing a soothing tune you've never heard
you can feel each cell oozing out of your body
drifting around like little fireflies
projecting your racing thoughts on a filmstrip
right in front of your eyes
the little dreams, the little memories
caged in the glass jars of reality
are set free
and they dance
dance to the rythm of your soul
the untouched smiles and wishes
pop out of nowhere but you
lighting up the whole room
like little lamps of hope
and somehow, suddenly
the demons in your head aren't frightening anymore

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  • 3 weeks ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Judges comments

    "When everyone's asleep" By chandelier 7 points

    I badly wanted to hit the favorite button on this unfortunately I must refrain .

    Being a judge on here it not easy, there are so many precious things that capture ones heart and mind. So I'll avoid that button for now and revisit it at a later date.

    The thing about sleep is "we need it: we can't survive without it and yet many many members of the community have very little.

    It's not healthy, but sometimes it is a catalyst for works of genius and art.

    This poem I consider to be one of such.

    Well done (7)

  • 3 months ago

    by Milo

    I keep rereading this poem. I don't oversell my praises or get caught up with a particular poem often, but I'm still delighted and mesmerized by this write. It's been a long time this has happened

    • 3 months ago

      by chandelier

      omg that's such a big compliment in itself
      thankyou so much, Milo
      xx

  • 3 months ago

    by Milo

    I keep rereading this poem. I don't oversell my praises or get caught up with a particular poem often, but I'm still delighted and mesmerized by this write.

  • 4 months ago

    by Brooke

    Fantastically done. you just wowed me

    • 4 months ago

      by chandelier

      Thank you so much dear friend!
      I'm glad you could finally join the site xx

  • 4 months ago

    by Ren

    Congrats on the win!! :)

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