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I Write When I Should Be Sleeping

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    I Sleep When I Should Be Writing

    I should be finished and done with my book already. But I'm not. When there's no urge to write, I get no writing done, but when it's there, I take advantage of every moment and every pencil stroke I can. Six years is a long time to write a novel, but my writing has developed...
    mononoaware mononoaware 26-30, M Oct 14, 2012

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    Runaway Angel

    She glided along the moon-streaked paths of the forest wondering where she should turn next. Shadows danced along with her, teasing the light that remained untouched. The melody of a far of church ringed throughout the night as a silent reminder of the world she was leaving...
    ElisabethAngel ElisabethAngel 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2013

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    I'm starting out by posting a chapter every couple of moths or so, and I hope to be a proper, published writer when I'm older!!
    MeMyselfandThem MeMyselfandThem 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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    The loving rambles of a lost and broken heart: My love eternity My love eternally..... .............................. Never start and end In my love...you exist. Something still...
    Roibeard Roibeard 36-40, M 19 mins ago

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    You are sleeping ALONE because you are without soul, heart
    MrFlaymz MrFlaymz 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    Writing is therapy for me. It releases all the pent up raw emotions coursing in my veins. Ideas for stories and poems come from the past and present time. Ideas just flow from my...
    AuroraDwen AuroraDwen 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    The emptiness inflicted, the trouble taken to see through the lies. Is it worth it? The betrayal of a friend, I am the friend. I am who giver. Not taker. The soul is...
    MrFlaymz MrFlaymz 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    Every time I feel happy, for some reason, something has to come up and ruin it for me. I have mood swings because of that, I suppose. I seriously question myself when it's going to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 1 Response 37 mins ago

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    No message today. She wanted him to write first but he always waited for her.
    sailor764 sailor764 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Lay Down in the Sod I lay in my bed, Paralyzed with fear. I hear the man’s footsteps, He’s practically here. I know what will happen, I’ve seen it before, My sleeping pills...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F Apr 7

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    When will my angel come? From the moon or from the sun? In the summer? or brutal winter? Maybe on an autumn day, when the leaves of green turn brown as hay, Or maybe this spring...
    ninerzoon ninerzoon 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    You Never Know I love when you never know when I'm here. I walk through your hallways. You hear me but you never see me. As my feet run across your floor, you never seem to find me...
    TwdFireflyy TwdFireflyy 16-17, F Apr 12

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    I am currently living with my mom and I hate it. I know hat living with your parents again sucks once you have moved out but this is really bad. I lived with my dad before I moved...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Leave It All Behind What can I do? How can I prove – that you are: Every little bloody thing, yelling at the passing lights, Is this what you wanted when you said, darlin...
    SaveYourWords SaveYourWords 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    This was a suicide note in poetry form. I'm not saying goodbye yet, I'm just sharing it with you. #depressing. Tears fall down like raindrops From a soul so filled with fear Fear...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F Apr 7

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    No one has ever read this that I know :P It's... it's kind of my life story, why things are wrong with me and the things that are wrong with me. It's not rhymey like usual. Can...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    LunarDream- close your eyes and have a Lucid dream , or dream of me and hae a Lunar Dream listen closely and you will hear death scream sound so sweet but if your not careful...
    LunarDream LunarDream 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 15

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    Little truths you may need to hear: If you've self harmed today: there is always tomorrow, you're not a failure. If you want to self harm: there is no reason to hurt someone as...
    zbubbly603 zbubbly603 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I know a girl who has had a lot of depression issues and I based this poem on her. I don't know if anyone will read this, but here it goes. Sundered Sleep After all the blood you...
    TheDevour TheDevour 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    The Foregoing 08.23.09 Ed. 1218h-04.02.2014 Deep into that pool, with limited air, and no beam of light, I cautiously stared. Waves of depression, against the core, bestowing...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Apr 1

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    "matchstick men" the dark ice cream man floats up and down the empty streets his truck weakly cranking out a warped sounding song that leaves a trail of dogs objecting the truck...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response Apr 5

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    This all happened last night. I had been sleeping naked for the past 2 months and in our room is our 1 and a half month old son. My wife has no problem with me sleeping naked she...
    larson101 larson101 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I have literally slept with someone my whole life; when I was little I shared a room with who I thought were my siblings. When we left and came to and came to a different state we...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F Apr 9

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    All out of sleeping pills for tonight. Benadryl and beer I guess. What OTC sleeping pills do you take?
    believe201427 believe201427 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I never go to bed because I'm tired or because most normal people are tucked in at that hour. I go when I count down 7-8 hours sleep from the time I have to get up! I hate getting...
    Gladez Gladez 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I LOVE sleeping. I can sleep anywhere, seriously, once I slept on a brick and have multiple times in uncomfortable chairs and the car! Once I even fall asleep on the floor...
    Ellaven14 Ellaven14 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Small handwriting- I used to write bigger but I write untidily when I write big (in my opinion) so I decided to write small. It looks neater when it's small and I feel safe when I...
    Jbriefs Jbriefs 16-17, M Apr 7

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    I was around 10 or 11, I always fall asleep on couch. Dad would carry me to bed and end up having backache the next day ( Sorry for being so heavy, dad. Lol) He told repetitively...
    byul1004 byul1004 18-21, F Apr 13

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    Sunday will be one month since our daughter passed away. I am still not sleeping well. I wake up many times during the night, sometimes I wake up and feel very depressed. I...
    FavoriteGardenia FavoriteGardenia 51-55, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    sleeping is my way to escape from reality.
    BohemianRhapsody22 BohemianRhapsody22 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Tossing all alone in bed at night. Bed feels hot Difficulty in getting some sleep Boy what a life. Sleeping alone is like hell already Wish someone was here with me...
    CoolDad59 CoolDad59 51-55, M Mar 30

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    once youve felt sleeping with a special someone, you will always crave for that feeling.
    delacruz88 delacruz88 22-25, M Mar 30

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    I love sleeping in a top and mens boxers! Sometimes womens boxers too but mens more! Oh and i especially love the **** opening, its easy access for you know what ;)
    ssaaraahh ssaaraahh 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    Sleeping is the best thing ever and everyone should sleep more often for so much longer.
    grilledcheesegirl grilledcheesegirl 22-25, F Mar 31

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    Sleeping is nice you can forget about everything for a little while.
    goldengirl24 goldengirl24 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    My love hate relationship!! Sleep Is Like A Drug Every night I go to sleep exhausted and as long as its not too hot I'm asleep within seconds. I only sleep for between 4-5hours...
    BytheBy BytheBy 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I hate sleeping by myself because I have dreams about my friends getting killed in front of me
    bloodykiller bloodykiller 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I feel comfortable, relax and not suffocated as I sleep naked. It could be an Arctic blizzard outside, i would still sleep naked with my windows open. As I am naked I am able too...
    RegretfullySO RegretfullySO 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I love sleeping but only during the days. I love being up in the dark.
    EscapeAndAway EscapeAndAway 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I just can't fall asleep anymore. I can't sleep alone, I always end up worrying if something will happen to my toddler and always end up sleeping by his side
    LolitaChrisbell LolitaChrisbell 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I can't sleep at night. My mind is so troubling sometimes. My heart feels so heavy and I am afraid to get those nightmares again. I didn't sleep until it was 5:00am I think. Just...
    wherethehealingbegins wherethehealingbegins 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I've recently decided to go back to college and devour as many English classes as I can so I can put together a portfolio of my work. When a family member asked me about it, he...
    staystronglivelong29 staystronglivelong29 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I love sleeping naked. Love being nude. I wish i can be nude anytime.
    blackosiris blackosiris 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Lots of people have that thing when you just don't like something you've done. I write. Actually, I'm an amateur writer, but I still do it because it calms me down. I don't know if...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't remember sleeping, or dreaming. But all I know is that the night just flew by! I felt like all I remember was the parts where I "woke up" (I guess) at 4am. It felt like, I...
    TurnOffTheLights TurnOffTheLights 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    My inner voice is a narrator, calm and logical. My higher self when I'm writing simply to sort out my thoughts. I can jump into characters and speak for them. I'm working on my...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I want to write something beautiful. I want to write one of those stories that just speaks to somebody, that seem to flow so gracefully. I want to write one of those stories that...
    CantThinkofAUsernameNow CantThinkofAUsernameNow 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Right now I'm reading stuff from thoughtcatalog.com while contemplating whether I should still go out for a run or just forget about it and rather rot on my computer seat. Nah, I...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Apr 9

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    Hello, lass. Remember me? I used to sing to you about flowers, while staring at your pretty pictures. You always said they were dull. But they amazed me. We used to talk for hours...
    CharlieBarrett CharlieBarrett 16-17, F Apr 14

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    I write for different reasons and in...
    SweetNancy SweetNancy 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    As soon as I started learning how to read and write, they were two of my most favorite things to do. I absorbed written stories readily and for the majority of my childhood I...
    glassbox27 glassbox27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31