Income Sheep Poem | A Poem By Roli Edema

This poem is called Income Sheep. It is about the struggle to keep awake: drifting between productivity, laziness, tiredness and sleep procrastination. You name it...

Income Sheep Poem

Income Sheep


Working hard or hardly working

Watching those who work then dine

Attention's on my distant pillow 

My cave of comfort is oh so fine


Shove aside these calculations

Graphs, functions, linear equations

The only math I'd like to do

Is counting sheep in threes and twos


Mobile light my eye embraces

Daylight pure it struggles to stand

All this talk of noteworthy places -

Cradle is my favourite land


They tell me that the day is young 

New and brimming with opportunity 

...but... blinds shut and covers over

A sip of hot chamomile for me


All this said I do regret it

Blurry eyes will always struggle to see

Double the stress, strain and effort

When one's brain and heart refuse to argee


Poverty comes to the lover of sleep 

So bright eyes and balance you must keep

Cease the glare - it's shallow and cold

The body must do what the body is told



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