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Below is the poem entitled Sleepiness which was written by poet Marites Responte. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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There alone before
my computer
Fighting the sleep
that creeps like
My brain is
sluggish,lids are
Against my eyeball
that rolls like a

I poke the keyboard
My fingers sometimes
miss and slip
It takes a few seconds
to punch the next
As I am about to
start, my eyes close
their own
Again I am in a
limbo, swirling into
the unknown

Suddenly, I open my
lids and find
my hands on the
waiting keyboard
Squinting my heavy
eyes to find the
I end up typing the
wrong chord

My thoughts are like
winding road
Focus is the least I
could load
Oh, I need to finish
this piece, I said
Or else I forget,
what I've read

But my eyes can't
What my mind
Finally my body
slumps over the
And I surrender 
To a triumphant

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 4:45:00 PM
    Digitally speaking very good. I'm sure you'll check it out after the triumphant slumber!

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    Date: 9/22/2013 6:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, for your very encouraging comment...marites