Sleepless Nights

100, 99, 98, 97,
Takes me back to when I was seven.
Daddy giving me a goodnight kiss,
Counting back, was a task he’d give. 
Such a strenuous task, for my little brain,
I’d drowse off in just a few seconds.

96, 95, 94, 93,
Can I go back to when I was three?
While memories are blurry, all so hazy,
But I know for sure, I was happy
Oblivious to everything in the world,
I was a gleeful little tot. 


92, 91, 90, 89,
Why can I never sleep at night?
All the scenarios that’ll never happen,
I keep replaying it on my mind.
I really should get some sleep,
Before I fall very sick. 


88, 87, 86, 85,
It’s way past my bedtime.
My eyes are heavy,
And my body is aching;
The lack of sleep is acting up,
Yet, my mind isn’t shutting up.


84, 83, 82, 81
I go on till I reach 1.
Then, I repeat it once again,
But daddy’s trick is now a fail.
Momma, will you please cradle me?
Like you did, when I was a baby.

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68 Comments Add yours

    1. WildHeart says:

      In the same situation??

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  1. Child Of God says:

    not quite that young if I understood ok. I will reblog this beautiful poem. thank you.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you sooo much, dear. It’d mean a lot to me. Take care! 🤗🤗😘😘♥️♥️

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  2. Child Of God says:

    Reblogged this on From The Darkness Into The Light and commented:
    I like this poem, sad but…with hope

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thanks a million! ♥️♥️♥️🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘😘💓💓💓

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  3. Era says:

    It is an amazing poem, Shreya ❣❣ can relate with it 😊

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Era. I really hope you get proper sleep at night. ♥️

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      1. Era says:

        Anytime ❣❣ and I wish the same for you 🤗🤗

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Thank you so much, dear! ♥️♥️♥️🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘

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      3. Era says:

        ❣❣🤗🤗

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      4. WildHeart says:

        ♥️♥️♥️😘😘😘

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  4. simplywendi says:

    🙂 this is so beautifully touching!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Wendi! ♥️

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      1. simplywendi says:

        thank you for sharing.

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  5. Oh this is so beautifully written ❤️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Shweta! ♥️

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  6. akshita1776 says:

    This is just so beautiful and touching. I am falling short of words ♥️💕

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Awww… Akshita! Thank you so much! ♥️♥️♥️❤️❤️❤️

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      1. akshita1776 says:

        My pleasure 💐

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗😘😘

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  7. Ishita Gupta says:

    Aw…I love this poem with all my heart❤ So sweet and beautiful Shreya😘

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Ishita! 🤗🤗😘😘♥️♥️

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  8. CRAZY IDEAS WITH CRAZY FUN! says:

    AWESOME Shreya!
    I still can’t figure out how you write these poems so beautifully!!!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Haha… I was awake till 3 am doing exactly what I wrote… 😂😂😂 Thank you so much! ♥️

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      1. CRAZY IDEAS WITH CRAZY FUN! says:

        TILL 3 AM???? No problem!!

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Haha! 😬😬

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  9. Harsh says:

    Night is the only time when I have trouble sleeping

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Haha… Same here 😂

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  10. Haroon Mirza says:

    Beautiful and touching

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Haroon! 💓

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      1. Haroon Mirza says:

        You’re welcome my friend stay blessed

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      2. WildHeart says:

        You too ♥️

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  11. Brad Osborne says:

    An exceptional poem, my dear friend! The form here is exceptional. The stanzas blend so beautifully from one to the next. And your honest description of the problems and pain of insomnia ring with great clarity. I am so, so proud to see your writing continue to grow, explore, and create such beauty! Loved this one very much!!! ❤❤❤

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you sooo much, Brad! So glad you loved this. I really hope insomnia doesn’t come for you and you get proper sleep. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  12. Anushk@ says:

    Shreyaaaaa….!!!!
    This is exceptionally wonderful…
    With each paragraph.. I was feeling those moments.😍

    You are incredible..!!
    I don’t know from where you get the ideas of writing such strong poems.
    In last line….you took my heart❤️❤️❤️❤️
    Momma, will you please cradle me?
    Like you did, when I was a baby.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Anushkaaa… Thank you sooo much!!! I really am not happy that you were feeling those moments. I really wish you a proper sleep every single night. 🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘❤️❤️♥️♥️♥️

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  13. Madhuri Sakhamuri says:

    This is so relatable Shreya:)Love

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Madhuri. I really hope you sleep well at night! 🤗🤗😘😘

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      1. Madhuri Sakhamuri says:

        I’m jealous of people who fall asleep in a second as they get on to bed..Hahaaaah…I sleep well in the morning…I shuld pack my bag and head to the US LOL

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      2. WildHeart says:

        Haha… Me too! I have trouble sleeping at night. 😂😂😂

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      3. Madhuri Sakhamuri says:

        Give me five

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  14. Momma will you please cradle me?

    Wow yaar Shreya, how unique and how beautiful and how innocent it was. I so loved it!♥️

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Rashmi! How have you been these days? ♥️♥️♥️

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      1. I am doing good Shreya!
        How are you?

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      2. WildHeart says:

        I’m good too Rashmi! ❤️

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  15. Navin says:

    So relatable Shreya….the way you’ve written the lines….very nice & emotional ❤️😘🤗

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Navin! I really hope you’re getting proper sleep … 🤗🤗😘😘💕💕❤️❤️

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      1. Navin says:

        Well….not every single night but yeah, I try to….you don’t get enough sleep either or do you? ❤️

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      2. Navin says:

        I had that feeling 😉

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  16. Nima Mohan says:

    I must say Shreya.. !!! You have such amazing ideas planted in your brain !!! I loved how you counted and then you included the number in the first line… WOW .. WOW.. WOW.. !!!!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you sooooo much, Nima! This means a lot to me. 🙈🙈🙈🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ So glad you liked it! 💕💕💕💕

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      1. Nima Mohan says:

        I loved it dear 🙂

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      2. WildHeart says:

        🤗🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘😘♥️♥️♥️♥️

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  17. bentrein says:

    You do have a way with rhythm in words. I’m guessing insomnia is the word, but it’s not as rhythmic as your poetry… Marijuana would do the trick, but it wouldn’t ease the pain of the things that could have been, but never were. Bless your gifted pen.

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Awww, Ben… Your comment warms my heart. Thank you soooo much! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  18. Ava Tripathy says:

    This is so Beautiful 😍

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Ava! ♥️♥️♥️

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  19. I liked the way you counted down numbers along with, those emotions. The poem is incomplete. You have to count-down to 1. 😁😁 Keep up!!

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Haha… I’m super duper lazy to reach till number 1. Why don’t you continue it? And you could pass on to someone else when you get tired… 😂😂🤗🤗😘😘 Thank you so much! ♥️♥️♥️

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  20. Fantastically penned🥺💖💖💖

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    1. WildHeart says:

      Thank you so much, Pragya! I hope you’re not having any sleepless nights. 🤗🤗🤗😘😘😘

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      1. Yaa, i am awesome 😎🔥
        Thanks to ask🤓💖

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