La La Land

by Milly Hayward   Jan 9, 2019

Tossing, turning,
hard to sleep
pleasant dreams
are hard to keep
Boogie man
has outstretched claws
hiding in
my bedside drawers

Will he get me?
Can I escape?
I wont know
till I'm wide awake
every creak
of every board
tells me
there's a ghost abroad

In the dark
the demons come
shadows screech
they are no fun
I yell out loudly
for my Mum
before the monsters

Soothing voice
and gentle hand
take me back
to La la land
cast away
those half world scenes
so I can find
much nicer dreams


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  • 8 months ago

    by Guilty By Design

    I love this. Kinda flows like a lullaby and it’s grand. I relate to this a little too much. I have a lot of trouble falling asleep but not quite as much when I go visit my mother. There’s nothing like the comfort of home.

  • 9 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    Oh the joys of being an insomniac with an overactive mind... It's certainly no fun in the morning xx

  • 9 months ago

    by Michael

    Miss Milly,

    You do pour out some unique ink from your quill :) A well rymed piece about all those night time antics that play us up.
    Wonderful lady, much love M:)x

    • 9 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you Michael :) really appreciate your lovely comments. Much love Milly x

  • 9 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Good afternoon, Milly.

    There is something 'half world(ly)' about nighttime. Those who suffer with insomnia know this all too well. It is like everyone is sleeping peacefully, leaving you awake dealing with a warped reality - every inanimate object somehow lives, or at least knows your thought. I liked your rhyming stanzas. Your choice of words made the, otherwise unnerving scene, playful and fun.

    Nice work. x

    • 9 months ago

      by Milly Hayward

      Thank you Mr Darcy :) I go through stages of insomnia some times worse than others. Thank you for your lovely comments really very appreciated. Milly x

  • 9 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Thank you Daniel for your lovely comments very much appreciated but slightly confusing.. Im sorry but it doesnt say "ghost aboard" it says "ghost abroad" which has a totally different meaning :) best wishes Milly x

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