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You Look So Tired

8:12      The machine carries me 
             Where I need to go

8:30      Not so loud 
            Not so loud

8:55      I wish for sleep
            Sleep is not an option
            Must medicate

9:10      He looks upset
            I promised him it won't happen again
            He hates it when I lie

11:00    My eyes hurt
            They feel burdened 
            And heavy

12:00    Chicken salad on whole wheat 
            Lettuce, tomato, light mayo, pickle
            Bottle of Diet Coke

1:00     For the love of all that is good
           This can not be happening to me

2:30     He seemed happier to speak to me this time
            He seemed pleased
            I'll have to try harder

5:05     I'm not stopping
           I don't care about your cause or
           Why you want my money
           Please leave me alone

7:00     I wish for peace
           Peace is not an option
           Must medicate
           Down the hatch

9:15    I could stay like this forever
          Silent and
10:30   Give me your strength Angel Girl
           And I will give you mine

1:30    I wish for sleep
          Sleep is not an option
          Must medicate  
          Breathe in the air

Copyright © | Year Posted 2009

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Date: 2/27/2010 8:15:00 AM
Thought provoking. The chronicling works well. With today's stressful society, I think many will relate to your poem. Everyone strives for peace--to bad too few have it. As you can see you have mind mind working with your poem. Thank you for sharing and for stopping by to comment. Have a good weekend. Karen
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Date: 5/4/2009 6:42:00 AM
What awesome chronicle of a personal day ... this is what art is ... a gallery of the invisibles, awesome write
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Date: 4/9/2009 3:13:00 AM
Excellent. A wonderfully thought out narrative. The language gives a dreamlike quality to the mundane and the use of a diary technique paces the poem well. I don't think I have seen anything like this before. It is a brilliant device and executed well in this poem.
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Date: 4/8/2009 7:41:00 PM
How well you convey the struggle of making it through a long day when you are tired and not feeling well, Yoni.
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