A Beast Called Sleep

It wraps its tentacles around the warm bodies in a silent embrace
Devouring them limb by limb, as they lie motionless sedately obeying

Forgetting the worries of the day
 Responsibilities on hold as they drift away

Girl with octopus

But one won’t surrender
One won’t conform
She fights and she struggles
Through the night until dawn

Eyes stinging
Brain rushing
Breath refusing to slow

The Beast will not hurt you
She can’t see; She doesn’t know

Why can’t she feel his loving embrace
His soothing touch upon her face

Why does she struggle
And not let him in
What does she fear
If she allows him to win

Maybe tomorrow
The beast will not fail
She will be weaker
And sleep will prevail

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