Using sleep like a drug

Just to get into the land of dreams

Can’t stand my screaming conscience

I need to sleep to get away from myself.


An offender desires the paradise of the faithful

Yet the deep furrows of sin has its vice-like grip on him

Daily he takes up his acts of iniquity

Then is frustrated and helpless because the power of repetition is stronger than the desire for righteousness.

So I placed my conscience on Rophynol

But my emotions were high on tramadol

Poured more lean into my skushies

I couldn’t zone out, so I fought the signpost with zeal because I caught it laughing at me.


Come Oh sleep

Bear me on your wings till the dawn comes

Remove me from the war between the darkness and light

I need to sleep so that I can get away from myself.


I envy other people at times

Their lives are like well-authored poems

With rhymes and metaphors in the right places

While mine is laced with linguistic errors, structure problems making life an unsolvable riddle to me.

How does a man get away from himself

How does a man rid himself of the lawlessness he enthroned

How do you rebuild what was devastated by a tornado and drowned in the tsunami of waywardness

Now I know why man needs THE REDEEMER.


To read another Poem CASTRATED ANGER

If this poem touched you in any way or you picked something from it, kindly write it in the comment section.

Caveat- This poem is not about anyone living or dead but it’s just something drawn out of the author’s well of thought and imagination.

Till next time.


KG · May 23, 2020 at 6:08 am

This is deep o. Let me read it again.

    Ovyay · May 23, 2020 at 6:09 am

    The Holy Spirit will help you.

Ovis · May 23, 2020 at 6:20 am

Very Deep…The Drugs Are A Mere Distraction, People Will Eventually Still Have To Face What They’re Hiding From

    Ovyay · May 23, 2020 at 8:24 am

    That is the truth.

      Olabisi seun · May 23, 2020 at 9:51 pm

      I just need to get to my dream Land. Also praying God should give the spirit of forgiveness

        Ovyay · May 23, 2020 at 10:02 pm


08038377433 · May 23, 2020 at 6:39 am

Really very deepppp.

    Ovyay · May 23, 2020 at 8:24 am

    Thanks very much for your comments.👍

Tinuke · May 23, 2020 at 8:31 am

Yes sir, only the Redeemer makes the difference in a man’s life.

    Ovyay · May 23, 2020 at 8:33 am


Esu Reuben · May 23, 2020 at 9:52 am

Sleep I learnt makes you slim down and medically it’s good for the mind. I’ve slept so much this period but wait o, I thought the Bible said he who sleeps too much would end up poor? Just thinking loud sha

    Ovyay · May 23, 2020 at 10:05 am

    God is with you o 😂. Just rest.

Katman · May 23, 2020 at 10:37 am

Deep matters 🤔

    Ovyay · May 23, 2020 at 10:42 am

    Thanks Katman

Lope · May 23, 2020 at 12:54 pm

Deep…., once the effect of drugs wear out, one is back to fighting whatever it is again. Some people are naturally gifted that once they land on any comfortable surface, they zzzzzzzz off the next minute; sometimes I envy those kind of people. May the good Lord give our mind rest all the days of our life 🙏

    Ovyay · May 23, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    Amen o 👍.We all need this prayer. Thanks

Promise Uche · May 23, 2020 at 2:42 pm

Hmmm , atimes one needs sleep to wipe out some emotional hurts, after which he or she gets alright. For people that can’t sleep, God is their refuge.

Femare · May 27, 2020 at 2:57 pm

We all have struggles. Lord help u . another great piece sir.

    Ovyay · May 27, 2020 at 4:24 pm

    Amen. Thanks Fe

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