A Sleepless Night

To the friend who is hurting every night,

I know you lay awake in your bed last night, counting minutes to sunrise. Your thoughts fleeting, eyes blinking and lips puckering. I know you twisted and turned all night in your queen size bed. The folds in the sheets revealed your sleepless secret. The redness of your eyes and the blackness of the patches below said it all, your concealer failed you girl!

I know you lay awake in your bed last night, thinking about him. His enchanting smile, sugary voice and soft touch. I know you twisted and turned all night, reliving every single day you spent with him. That letter on your bedside revealed your sleepless secret. The torn pages of your diary and the cracked screen of your phone said it all, your smile didn’t convince me!

I know you lay awake in your bed last night, crying over him. The one who walked out on you, the one who left you without a word. I know you twisted and turned all night, clutching at the emptiness he left behind. The damp pillow and bleeding knuckles said it all, your excuses didn’t cover you!

I know you lay awake in your bed last night, counting minutes to sunrise. I know you twisted and turned all night in your queen size bed. I know you were awake… because I didn’t sleep either…

-The friend who knows this hurt

13 Comments Add yours

  1. bejamin4 says:

    Like the perspective and form. Good salutation and signature for sure.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sonali says:

    It’s beautiful in every way. Every word is touching my heart. Those emotions are so nicely described. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much Sonali 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. “After The Love Is Gone”
    So True Song Playing
    On Dance Floor When
    First Love With No
    Hint Before Says
    THE END of the
    Love Story A Song
    Of Soul Grieving
    And Potentially
    A Memory of
    Grief Returning
    One Back to Love
    Decades Later Hold
    Sadness Close As Key…
    Gold
    To
    Love Later 🔑
    Write A Poem
    Keep The Treasure
    For one Day Tears Breathing

    Liked by 2 people

  4. I like the detail of the queen-size bed. She may seem like a queen on the outside, but her real life is vastly different. Very good write! 💙

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      Thank you so much 😊 you have an eye for detail!

      Like

  5. Only a bestie can share that kind of pain.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Yamini says:

      That’s what friends are for!

      Like

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