I Sleep To Not Feel

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    When I went through depression (still kinda am), I would sleep so that I wouldn't live in the moment of my sadness or anger or whatever. I would rather sleep my life away than feel the pain I felt.
    Val3ntine Val3ntine
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 4, 2011


    A haven Unperturbed by the rush of thoughts Unruffled by the flurries of emotions. An escape Perhaps Where tranquility leaks in Like swans gliding along a pond Where placidness trickles Like the water lilies in a Monet. A refuge From the drenches of a pouring rain Leaving one...
    Sylphy Sylphy
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Feb 6, 2011

    My Only Wish Is To Forget...in Endless Sleep Of Death...

    Sleep brings no joy to me.Remembrance never dies.My soul is given to mystery,And lives in sighs.Sleep brings no rest to me;The shadows of the deadMy wakening eyes may never seeSurround my bed.Sleep brings no hope to me,In soundest sleep they come,And with their doleful imag...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    Jan 5, 2011


    I slept on and off all day...Why?It beats the hell out of being sad or whatever. And I woke up in a better mood, so that's cool.
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
    Jan 16, 2011

    Sleep Is The Only Thing I Do Anymore.

    Days are blending together. My house is becoming messy. I go days without going outside. I don't eat or drink enough. I get stressed and run to my bed. Mostly I lay there because sleeping causes me anxiety. I'm awake now because I don't feel safe enough to sleep. I need someone...
    SheWolf92 SheWolf92
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 13, 2012


    I will sleep to just not feel anything. I will sleep to not feel the pain that I am in, or the thoughts that are in my mind. Sleep for sure is my escape from life, I am basically just sleeping my life away.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 29, 2013

    Slip Slidin' Away - By Paul Simon

    "To sleep, perchance to dream..."    - from William Skakespear's 'Hamlet', (III,1, 65-68)"...I close my eyes then I drift awayInto the magic night I softly sayA silent prayer like dreamers doThen I fall asleep to dreamMy dreams of youIn dreams I walk with youIn dreams I talk...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2011

    I Sometimes Sleep For Days

    I sometimes sleep for days. I can be really up and down at times in my life. When i'm down it can be very intense and hard to pull out of. I lie in bed wanting to forget the world, but yet I still think about the world and at times my depressing issues and while not making any...
    kenbeadle kenbeadle
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2011

    Being Depressed

    Whenever I'm depressed not upset or mad cuz I got in trouble or something but real depression I think "why not just sleep it off" and In my head I think it'll all be okay when I wake up. But it never is . But I can't comprehend that it doesn't work. I still try. When I'm...
    Lex222 Lex222
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 16, 2012

    Y Eye Slee-p (why I Sleep)

    Because being awake is yet another opportunity to cry to be reminded of all the pain and how it continues to get worse. A constant reminder that now I have to go thru it all alone since my mothers passing. Because I hate being alone. If you read this and understand..... I am...
    ladyfingerz ladyfingerz
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2011

    Endless Battle

    ..... and then I keep waking up.
    RedDust RedDust
    41-45, F
    Nov 14, 2012
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