Sometimes I don’t understand why we have to sleep,
With every sleep comes either good dreams or bad dreams that run so deep.
I understand we need to feel relaxed and refreshed,
To perform at our best.
But why sleep.
Life is too short, I don’t want to spend it sleeping all the time.
I want to spend it awake and aware, of every moment, every touch, every word and every emotion.
For I sleep very little and this is my notion.
~ Kimmy Kirkwood
I have realised that I do my best thinking, writing and reading when the world is sleeping. This is my time to express. I have never really been a good sleeper but as I get older I feel I don’t want to sleep because I have so much to do. It is a wonderful and strange feeling. We need sleep to survive, I understand that and sometimes when I am completely wrecked there is no better feeling than falling into my bed and going for a snooze. But sometimes I do think sleeping is a waste of our precious time, if only there was other ways of relaxing awake and aware of every moment going by.
This is my 3am thought for thought. In 2 hours I have had 3 cups of tea, read 4 chapters of my current book. I have wrote some new poems and writing material, I have done the dishes, folded clean washing and put on another load. I’m probably mad but this is how I roll. For I am a daytime dreamer and nighttime thinker.
Last words of wisdom
“Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.” ~ Anthony Burgess
Do you like sleep? Are you like me and prefer to stay awake?
Thanks for reading.
Take care and talk soon,
Love Kimmy xoxo