Sleep(less)…

Linking this with #Daily Chatter #UBC Day 5


Sleepless

#100DaysOfBlogging Day 13

“Go to sleep. Don’t be afraid. I’m just in the next room,” he told, tucking me into bed.

For the first time, I was sleeping in my own bedroom. He bent down, looked under the bed, and gave me thumbs up. When I smiled, he went out of the room.

“Go to sleep. Don’t be afraid. I’m just in the next room,” I told, seeing him lying on his bed.

Twenty years back, Grandpa had known what monsters I was afraid of.

But today, I couldn’t understand his. And he couldn’t remember them. And neither could sleep.


From 23rd September, exactly 100 days are left in the year, the idea is to write on each of these days. A few other friends chose their own themes. I thought I’d collaborate with Aniesha bon on the challenge. We’re choosing topics on alternate days, and each day, we’re writing on the same topic too. She chose the topic SLEEP for Day 13.

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(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason, 5th October 2016)

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Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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