Eyes Wide Open

Dear readers,

Here’s a little poem I wrote about insomnia, something I’ve been having quite a bit of late.

Eyes Wide Open

Eyes wide open,
With an energy that’ll be stolen from me tomorrow,
An anxiety that punches through the walls of dope medications,
Slapping me awake from any creeping slumber,
A craving for something so simple,
That’s so hard to do.

Eyes wide open,
Lost opportunities fastened shut,
Past enemies all snarling with told you so grins,
Linked in arms with the torments and torrents of yesterday,
Poking me away,
All night.

Eyes wide open,
As is my diary on the floor,
With my life is for the moonlight to read,
Angry words vented as prayers are not answered,
At the tasks not done,
Of loans not paid,
And the situation won’t change
– before tomorrow.

Eyes wide open,
With the silence screaming at me,
No symphony of peace in what should be the calmest minutes of the clock.
Teas don’t work,
Warm or cold showers neither,
Just angry faces,
Gravelly taunting me
That sleep won’t be mine,
Tonight.

About Nicholas Rogers

I am an English journalist/copywriter living in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and I have been here since 2011. I originally came to work with Casa Alianza, which supports street kids and vulnerable youths. I then stayed on, after meeting Pamela Cruz Lozano, who calls me her adopted Catracho. I work freelance journalism and I have my own translation business. Why did I come here? For the challenge, to open my mind and get out of my comfort zone. I love literature and I've written a book with street kids. I write novels, short stories and poetry, all of which you will find on this blog, as well as a lot of information about Honduras. View all posts by Nicholas Rogers

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