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A kick to my backside, 
A punch to my face. 
That's my daughter claiming her sleeping space. 
I have no broken bones or teeth by God's grace. 
I learned to say goodbye to my sleeping days. 

My smartphone causes a distraction. 
I end up sleeping late. 
The mosquitoes find me delicious. 
Resigned to a sleepless fate. 
Then, the TV blares on as my husband watches a cricket match. 
The commentator is ecstatic as our fielders or bowlers take a catch. 

Sometimes, a late night movie, or my husband's snores. 
Keep me awake for some time. 
Despite being tired of the domestic chores. 
When I am finally asleep, I receive a message or a call at night. 
Not to mention the trips to the toilet where the cockroaches give me a fright. 

Then, my idiotic brain, activates unwanted thought. 
How I missed my chance to freedom! 
How I got married to a despot! 
How my crazy decision to move to this hell of a place! 
How I would love to punish the person I despise in countless ways ! 

I am too tired to carry on my mindless ranting. 
Going to try meditation and prayer chanting. 
The moment, when I close my eyes, I hear the doorbell ring. 
I open it only to find a salesman canvassing. 
I send him away after turning him down. 
It's useless to try and meditate as I end up with a frown. 

A good night's sleep and peace of mind are a human's great treasures. 
A dreamless sleep with no disturbance is indeed a great pleasure. 
My eyes are drooping slowly now. 
And I wish to take a small nap. 
But it's already morning, I can't afford to sleep. 
Probably, I will splash my face with water from the tap. 

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21 thoughts on “POETIC THURSDAYS(32)

  1. Thank you so much, dear Padmaja. 🌹🌹🌹β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️. This means so much to me.

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  2. Wow! Wow! Wow! Love the beautiful way to write your feelings! Ypu are wonderful dear Aparna. I am so proud of you my friend! Bravo!
    Have a blessing day full of all the lovely things makes you smile!


  3. Oh my goodness Aparna, those sleepless nights for whatever reason is a bitch. And to think that some folks want to say well, that just comes with the territory. But girlfriend there goes those distractions trying once again to rob you of your sleep and your peace. Nope, you have to get your proper rest and your poem speaks greatly about how everyone else is resting, but you aren’t. You expressed great emotion and frustration through the amazing way you crafted and sometimes humorously penned your poem.

    All jokes aside, find a way to claim a spot, even if it is outside near a tree for a few minutes each day if you can, and think about the wonderful reasons why you are still alive. You got a purpose my dear friend and God has so much more for you to do. But Aparna, those distractions know about your mission, this is why they are distractions, whether in the bed or in the kitchen. Sending you lots of love, and uplifting you with great hugs and smooches my sweet friend. πŸ₯°πŸ™πŸΌπŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ’‹πŸ₯°πŸ¦‹

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  4. Thank you so much, dear Kym. Now I do want to meet you in person and give you a big hug for being such a wonderful support. Lots of love, hugs, kisses and wish that everyone may be blessed with a gem of a friend like you. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😊😊😊🌹🌹🌹πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜


  5. Awww Aparna. Please don’t shortchange yourself because you are a great gem πŸ’ŽπŸ’ŽπŸ’Ž that should be cherished for being a great person with a wonderful spirit. I appreciate you so much and I still look forward to the time when we will meet and embrace like a long lost relative. Thank you for being so genuine and a true blessing to me…my dear friend of the sisterhood! Enjoy the rest of your evening dear one. πŸ€—πŸŒ™πŸ™πŸΌπŸ₯°πŸ’–πŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹πŸ˜

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  6. 😊😊😊β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😘😘😘😘πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

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  7. Thank you so much, dear Cindy. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😊😊😊


  8. I have my fair share of those sleepless nights. Argh!
    When I go to bed, I always keep my phone in silent mode because I’m easily awakened by sounds like heavy foot steps, ring tone or notification tone, light being turned on. You name it!

    This is so relatable, my friend Aparna! Love this! πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜


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