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Sleepless night

By- Dr. Nunglekpam Premi Devi, Independent Scholar

I can’t sleep! I can’t sleep!

Let me sleep this night! Let my eyes close!

Let my reasoning stop working! Eyes closed, still

I lay flat carefully; head above held high,

I route through regions, scenes, sites, spots and situations;

I can’t sleep; I’m drowsy, this night

Making me restless; still breathing active

‘M responding, ‘m reclining; eyes closed still

‘M depositing, ‘m stowing;

Oh! Heaven, what a judgmental?

What shrewdness? What a brainpower?

Making me restless, making me perceives all I have!

My individuality, my interpretation! My sensibility world;

Penetrating through reasoning!

Its half past 12 in the morning.

 

I can’t sleep! I can’t sleep!

Let me sleep this night! Let my eyes close!

Let my reasoning stop working! Eyes closed, still

I tried, tried and tried closing those; still ‘m breathing

I roll, roll and roll over; not comfortably

Sweeping and sweeping those pillows, incredibly!

Thumping and positioning extremely; overt

Constructing and encouraging my bodily posture;

Still! Can’t sleep, too restless my reasoning;

Oh! What a night, its half past 1 in the morning;

‘M still breathing active; ‘m dramatizing

‘M forcing hardly and ‘m measuring every amount;

 Stressing and pulling; emphasizing over

Let me sleep! All I bray

Take me to sleep! All I breather

 

I can’t sleep! I can’t sleep!

Let me sleep this night! Let my eyes close!

Let my reasoning stop working! Eyes closed, still

I speak of suspension; I murmur of cessation;

Oh! Great night, how young and innocent!

Making my body soothes to lull confidently;

Still lying uneasy; waking me up now and then,

Thinking over and overt; noticeably

Too weary, too drowsy and too low;

Still! Can’t sleep, too restless my reasoning;

Oh! What a night, its half past 3 in the morning;

‘M worried, ‘m disturbed, still I walk through my reasoning;

Oh! What a fretful night, so miserable

So helpless! All shrews up

My understanding, my perseverance, making me weak;

I judge no more; all I bray,

Let me sleep! Take me to sleep!

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