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Best Sleep Poems

Below are the all-time best Sleep poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of sleep poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member Snow -a Sleep
Snow -
a sleep
descending on the twilight streets;
Snow, in silent fields you lie pristine
beneath moon’s glow, a blanket shimmering.
Oblivion serene!
Tranquilly envelop me in
Sleep -
a snow;
the more...

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Categories: sleep, metaphor,
Form: Rhyme



A Long Loud Sigh
genius?
sometimes you are in its minimal spotted light...sometimes!
other times you just know you've been touched and you freeze,
moved but frozen...like a stranger it moves in,...

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Categories: sleep, introspection, drug,
Form: Free verse
Alice Sweet Alice
      ~Alice Sweet Alice~

        *Like Sisters*
   Everyday -- Holding Hands 
Sunday...

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Categories: sleep, abuse, addiction, anger, art, confusion, dark,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Hidden Beauty
Hidden beauty resides not in the grace like charms
Of coy smiles 
Painted across a gentle Madonnas face.
Nor is she vested within the chastened vows
Of saintly...

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Categories: sleep, beauty,
Form: Rhyme
Hard Times
When hard times come they sit a spell,
Like kin folk come to stay
A-packin' troubles, pets an' kids
That always get ‘n your way.
It's drought an' flood,...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sleep, cowboy-western, family, funny, life, on work
Form: Cowboy



Sleepless Night
Sleepless Night

***
Teardrops, bagged eyes, a way of sin
The mirror reveals a lost eternal soul
A conniving move against tonight's phantom glow
Voices circle around the insomniac moon
Like...

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Categories: sleep, anger, death, farewell, memory, mother, sick,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Will You Tie My Shoes When I Grow Old
You were beautiful, 
my tiny child, 
wrapped tightly in my arms, 
close to my heart.
I listened to you breathing.
I counted your fingers
and your toes.
Helpless, 
you...

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Categories: sleep, caregiving, childhood, daughter, growing up, life,
Form: Narrative
Premium Member Sailing the Seas In A Pecan Tree
The wind billows out from the seat of his britches
With determined eyes, skinned knuckles and knees
He climbs up the rails nailed from old cedar pieces
To...

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Categories: sleep, adventure, old,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Real Men Wear Pink
I stand about five feet eight
I'll admit, I'm a tad overweight
Drive an old pick up truck
Not one to pass the buck
At the moment have a...

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Categories: sleep, character, funny, humor, perspective,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Dreams of India
Dreams of India

Her music haunts me
in such a knowing way
it makes me weep
and causes my heart to ache.

I become homesick for her
scents, her sounds, her...

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Categories: sleep, beauty, culture, desire, dream, hindi, longing,
Form: Free verse
Artillery Rain
~Perfect Rain~

I can see!
All the tribulations around
A rage against the burning wind
Nobody hears the crackling sounds in my voice
Everybody avoids feeling the smoke hidden within
A...

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Categories: sleep, art, deep, earth, fire, image, rain,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member A Poetry Collection

Hourglass

Sand falls
Through the glass
Love falls
Within the past
Memories dance
They never last
Head in my hands
As I stare overhead
At the hourglass


Falling Down Stairs

Stairs broken
Wheels unspoken
I fell
Grasping for air
Are...

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Categories: sleep, art, guitar, humanity, introspection, longing, music,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Poetry Soap
It’s almost time and I must run
to watch/read Poetry Soap for fun.
It comes on every day at this time
and I don’t want to miss a...

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Categories: sleep, abuse, conflict, jealousy, love, lust, magic,
Form: Couplet
Night Comes
Softly and sadly
Up on the knoll;
The vesper bell
Begins to toll.

Lock all the doors
Blow out the light;
The hour is late
Sleep comes with the night.

Close all the...

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Categories: sleep, time,
Form: Rhyme
Sweet Sugar Cookies and Peanut Butter Bars
"I dream of Candy!"

Sweet cakes and peanut butter squares 
A living diabetic's nightmare. --  My heart 
sings to the beat, Under the Neutron Star...

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Categories: sleep, addiction, candy, fantasy, funny, passion, silly,
Form: Alliteration
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis
ONE WORD~

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my mind,
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, 
Running through my veins,
               ...

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Categories: sleep, abuse, analogy, art, corruption, death, depression,
Form: Epic
Her Masterpiece Is Her Story
Her paintbrush is a razor,
Her canvas, her wrists,
"I deserve the pain."
She shrugs and insists.

One day the brush will push down,
And it will cut so deep,
That...

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Categories: sleep, abuse, addiction, anger, body, boyfriend, bullying,
Form: Rhyme
How Do I Love Thee - Let Me Count The Ways

1.
and every time i see you it is for the first time 
still my heart skips a beat
and every time we kiss it is our first 
and...

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Categories: sleep, love,
Form: List
Premium Member A funny thing happened on the way to my hanging
A funny thing happened on the way to my hanging
Couldn't sleep the night before my head was banging
I was innocent of a crime that I...

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Categories: sleep, brother, funny,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member One April Day
One April day when spring was in the air,
I stepped outside so I might relish it.
I came upon a cherry tree so fair,
beneath its limbs...

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Categories: sleep, april,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member The Forest
"What happens in the forest stays in the forest"

The trees are trimmed, 
The leaves on the ground 
Proposing passion, sweet mist
Naked with nothing to bare...

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© SKAT A   Create an image from this poem.
Categories: art, imagination, passion, seasons, sleep, snow,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Magic Beans




Our first awareness
      falling through time
      through blood-rain, pure white snow, green vegetation 
 ...

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Categories: sleep, adventure, chocolate, love, peace, time,
Form: Free verse
The sacred art of dying
darkness come caress me now
and as I die I weep
my body lies here limp and 
cold 
I prepare myself for eternal 
sleep
a million miles of...

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Categories: sleep, deathme, me,
Form: Rhyme
OUR WORLDS COLLIDE
I would love to be your comfort
A blanket when you're confused
A bright song on every dark day
Warmth and hope you cannot lose
To be the canopy...

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© Lyric Man  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: sleep, destiny, dream, emotions, fantasy, longing, love,
Form: Lyric
I Think Of You - After The Fall - 5
I could have cried like a bride at a funeral
Bled out, dry. I could have but I was already
dehydrated...I

i think of you

I wish someone could...

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Categories: sleep, introspection,
Form: Free verse