And He Sleeps

After immersing myself
in these characters I’ve
grown to know and love,
my eyes tell me
the night has come
to a close

I resist though, for the
world I’m reading about
has become a part of me
but I can no longer
fight the tiredness

Surrendering to my
bed’s comfort, the
pillow caresses my
head and with an

exhausted body,
I breathe in deeply,
ready for sleep

but instead,
my mind suddenly
wakes with many
swirling thoughts,
not mindful of the time
or the resting sun

The house is quiet
except for the soft,
methodical breathing
of my sleeping husband
and I sigh…

Lauren Scott © 2015

21 thoughts on “And He Sleeps

  1. Night is the other half of life, and the better half, mused Goethe. So allow the soft mattress to sink you into a deserving slumber, Lauren, as a reward for a hard day’s labour..

    1. I love that quote, Raj, and most of the time, I do sink into slumber but there are occasional nights when I’m so tired heading to bed and the minute I lie down, my brain rejuvenates. I need to work on this; it’s a work in progress. 🙂 Thanks so much for your wonderful comment and advice..wishing you a wonderful Monday!

  2. It’s interesting how before one sleeps there is a kind of review of the day, or some elements of the past, or even an immersion in the story currently being followed as you substitute yourself for one of the characters, and your reference to the partner sleeping and the sigh I can relate to also. Awful to know your partner is sleeping soundly when you can’t. lol

    1. Your thoughts are spot on, Ian, and yes, when my husband is sleeping soundly and all of a sudden I’m awake with a million thoughts, it’s a little frustrating. There are times I’ve wanted to wake him up just so we’re even 🙂 but I don’t. He needs his sleep, too, and I eventually fall into slumberland…

    1. Thanks, Michelle, I’m glad you can relate, but then again, that’s not good for you. 🙂 Cheers to lots of good sleep for us both! Hugs back to you and hope your Monday is a great one! ♥

  3. Sometimes our minds are racing too much to let us get to sleep. It’s too bad we couldn’t have more control over that energy and put it to good use.

    1. Thanks, Sue! So glad it’s Friday and we are so ready for retirement. I’m a little green every time I think of you. 🙂 All is well and my daughter is graduating in one more week with her Bachelor’s degree so that is the big event in our life right now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll catch up on your blog this weekend. Big hugs! ♥

      1. So good to hear that about your daughter Lauren.. And congratulations on her wonderful graduation!.. Excellent!.. 🙂 And retirement comes around all too quick, lol even if I did plum to retire early.. 🙂 It is however a great feeling to pace yourself and plan your day at no one else’s beck and call… Enjoy your weekend all of you xox Sue ❤

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