I Do Not Sleep (English)

by M Nioni   Sep 23, 2017


I Do Not Sleep

I do not sleep.

I do not sleep because I think of you.

I cannot sleep because my mind misses the touch of your smile.

I do not sleep because I dream of you.
Because you are always here, and yet, you are not.

Every night you are by my side and yet, you are not.

It's not right that I get to have paradise only as I sleep.

Because when I sleep, you are mine.

But you are not.

And my heart misses the the ways your voice would sing it to sleep.

When you speak to me, I only hear angels.
And I wonder how you could be so lost.
To be here with me.

But you are not with me.

So I do not sleep.

I cannot sleep because I love you.

And you are not mine.

Unpublished Work Copyright 2017 M. Nioni

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  • 4 weeks ago

    by Michael

    M Nioni

    A really lovely piece, translated from your previous poem
    Well dome

    Michael :)

    • 4 weeks ago

      by M Nioni

      Thank you Michael! I've had a lack of inspiration and drive lately so I'm glad that this one turned out well.

  • 4 weeks ago

    by Em

    I totally get this

    • 4 weeks ago

      by M Nioni

      I'm glad that I'm still in the swing of things. It's been a while since I've posted on here.
      I thank you for taking the time to leave your opinion on my work.