Domestic Violence (DV), Honor & Respect, Humanity, Know Thyself, Love, Morality, Poetry, Positive Reinforcement, The Poetic Storm Vol. 2, Writing

๐Ÿ“šโœ๐Ÿพ”I Don’t Dare Sleep” ~ By, Maxwanette A Poetessโœ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ“š


(Mississippi Gulf Coast 2016)

I Don’t Dare Sleep
I don’t dare sleep.
Even as my body aches,
and I grow weary from exhaustion.


I don’t dare sleep.
As days turn into nights,
and back into days again.


I don’t dare sleep.
While my mind fathoms the place,
in which my body is in.


I don’t dare sleep.
When I refuse to see myself as suffering,
as alleged love ones…allegedly love.


I don’t dare sleep.
For the gnats and water-bugs may just decide,
to invade my menial bed, on the floor, made of cloth.


I don’t dare sleep.
Even though, after making a stronger bed, high off the floor,
it’s so hard and rigid, it has become a torture rack, rendering my flesh, black & blue.


I don’t dare sleep.
For it is time to remind myself,
of who I am and meant to be.


I don’t dare sleep.
Because many are far worse off than I am & will ever be.
It is to them that I humble myself and pay homage.


I don’t dare sleep.


*This poem was inspired, by a personal experience in Mississippi (2015). It was a moment of tearing down and dismantling my ego, as well as embracing the strength within. It was a moment of great clarity, reality, and knowledge. It indeed made me stronger and a better Soul.


ยฉ Maxwanette A Poetess, All Rights Reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s