Edgard Canales P

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Can't Sleep

At night I can't sleep,
From things in my life I have seen,
I toss, turn, shiver & shake
Lord, help me
don't know if it's
a nightmare or if I'm awake
My life is cursed,
so my dreams are worse.
Scared to close my eyes
someone help me it hurts.
Can't rest it seems
not scared of the dark just of what it brings...
I hear voices deep inside my head
hear them all the time
specially when I go to bed.
you're crazy my people said
but the voices never fled.
Instead with the years
It got worse
also having graphic dreams
that make my body tremble hurt.
Blessed but feel cursed.
In a burst of agony
or a moment of despair
Scream at the top of my lungs
but no one seems to really cares.
In a gasp for air
calm down and say a prayer.
At night I close my eyes but never sleep,
hate to say it but tears are soaking up my sheets.
unfortunate but every night this repeats.
weep when weak
but never welcome my defeat.
Like a plague eating up my mind
in my writing peace I try to find.
whisper things about my past
test my patience
just so they can have a laugh.
Carrying a legion of demons
thought I was dreaming
so I ask God to help me with the meaning.
It's Bad but I'm holding on
build my castle to withstand any storm.
Born a sinner
with goals to be a winner.
Think my demons want to get free
just to cause chaos and later say it was me
but I will never let it be
say in Jesus name and make 'em flee.
At night I can't sleep...

Submitted: Friday, November 05, 2010
Edited: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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