“Struggling With Sleep. An Art About Insomnia.” | Prompt #19

“I’ve always envied people who sleep easily.” If I ever get one thing to have as a superpower, I’d surely want to go for sleep. Sleep, that at least let me be on the bed for 8-10 hours.

Earlier while I was in school and college, I used to think that I don’t get much sleep because I don’t much of anything that breaks my bone to let me sleep. I was always in a chill mode. An smart doer.

But when I shifted to Mumbai, and started working for 10-12 hours a day, and still struggled to sleep, I understood that there’s something really serious with my sleeping patterns.

I don’t get 8-10 hours of sleep. I only sleep for 5-7 hours out of 24 hours. I don’t know how my body operates.

Also, I’d not mention it’s because of any over-thinking, stress, or anything of that sort. It’s just what I do in the day light satisfies my stomach, and family; what I do at midnight satisfy my soul.

In today’s prompt number #19, I got this opportunity to write about my sleeping patterns. Just pray that I get a good sleep tonight, as I’m writing this at midnight. And I just now crafted this poem.


I remember the nights
When I stay all night late
Writing, thinking, introspection
I do everything before
I wake up in the morning by eight.

I cannot even bother to look at the time,
My words are never meant to rhyme.
Oh dear words, you’re raw and naked,
I love how the flow articulates.

They tell me, close your eyes
And you may get your sleep.
Little did they know,
My dreams are so big
That they cannot let me sleep.

I won’t say my body isn’t tired
But my mind is proactive,
I wish I could love to be on bed for a while,
I wish my bed was attractive.

I don’t seek anything to eat
Nor do I need any tea.
Even without having anything,
I feel the depth of my inner devotee.

To stay up till midnight,
You do come across many nymphomaniac,
But least interested in entertainment them,
I love to call myself an insomniac.

(Also, I want to thank you everyone for being such a supportive readers of my work. I’ve completed 6 years with WordPress today, and I’m elated to express my gratitude to each one of you who reads, comments, and make me a better person each day.)

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Sumit Yadav(25), popularly known as SumitOfficial, is a blogger from Mumbai who has been writing since 5 years, and has posted 600+ Blog Posts till now. He is an MBA and works in an Educational Industry in Mumbai as a Senior Career Consultant. His spare-time activities include creative things like -- Acting, Photographing, mimicking, singing. He has worked with Radios, appeared on National TV, interviewed authors, appeared on newspapers for multiple activities, and has written reviews for magazines. Also, he's been consistently writing offline in his journals for more than 875+ days now. He believes in Continuous Progression, and Exponential Growth. 

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18 thoughts on ““Struggling With Sleep. An Art About Insomnia.” | Prompt #19”

  1. Great work
    I believe sleep is an art😅
    I used to sleep 💤 for mom 10 hrs when I was in 7th class
    But as we grow up
    Sleeplessness increases
    I hardly sleep for 4hrs 😅 now 😜

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  2. I love sleep and I love my proper 8 hour sleep.. I dont get to do that usual. But still I try to maintain the routine. But I loved how you discribed it..what I do at midnight satisfy my soul. Thats a beautiful thought. We often think about our body but never about how we could nurture our soul.
    Staying up night has its own charm

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    1. As I said, I envy people who get such great sleep. Yeshu, you’re one of them now. Haha!

      You do have a routine to maintain, and sleep that keep you active.

      Would you believe my sleep ditches me so much that on every Sunday morning, it makes me wake up even before my usual time, and I’m always like, “Why? Don’t you think we should sleep well and long?” And then I don’t get any sleep after that.

      The reason I told that I love to satisfy my soul, has a reason to keep me awake. If I waste my time without doing anything, I’ll surely make myself sleep.

      But what I love about my stuff is they ignore sleeps too just to keep myself happy.

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      1. Routine life is boring and monotonous. But can’t help that’s the part which sucks the most about work life.
        You know what I dont even get up before noon on weekends. Its like my days and my sleep.
        Its good your sleep agrees with you and let you maintain this lifestyle. I go crazy if I don’t sleep properly.
        Between congratulations.. you completed 6 years!!!! Wow.

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  3. Congratulations on completing your six years. I am one of those people whose hobby is sleeping in free time. I can sleep for long if not disturbed and I can also be awake for as long as I want at night.

    I loved the line where you said what you do at midnight is for your soul.

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  4. Congratulations firstly, it’s great to see you flying with WordPress for 6 years now. Cheers to many more!

    I liked the ending of backend story, how it said daylight lets me keep my stomach full and family happy and midnight satisfies your soul. Wow!

    I hope you slept well yesterday.

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  5. Ahaaan! Wishing Sumitofficial a very Happy Blog Anniversary. 🥳 Keep shining and beautifully penning down your heart here!

    How can you not sleep, Sir? The poem is so well written, it made me reflect on my sleeping pattern. I wish the bed didn’t attract me so much. All day I’m just dreaming about going back to bed wrapped in my comfy blanket with the cooler freezing my soul. 🤩 The most contented I feel is when I go back to sleep. 🤣

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  6. A pure beauty of words… Amazing…Your words make me visualize…
    Well, Mr. Sumit, Please start posting more and more and more… I really miss reading your poems, especially the ones who I could totally relate to.

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