Thoughts on a Sleepless Night

Disclaimer: I DON’T SMOKE. PLEASE DON’T SMOKE. IF YOU HAVE DEPRESSION TALK TO ADULTS WITHOUT HESITATION ELSE IT WILL KILL YOU. CIGARETTE IS METAPHOR FOR INSIGNIFICANT GRIEF.

My cigarettes have burnt my nights,
My envy for you has burnt my days,
I don’t know why I want your qualities,
But at the end I admire you.

My cigarette is glowing red,
Like the red Moon in the sky,
Alas! It sets to ashes,
When the red Sun arrives.

My admiration for you has grown,
My tree of envy has grown fruits of love,
I cherish the moments I argued with you,
I will smoke the cigarette till last.

I wished not to stay ahead of you,
Envy won’t let me stay behind,
I wished to walk beside you,
Holding your hands.

You’ve met lovers who want you,
You’ve met lovers who ask you with a ring,
“Be Mine!”, someone might have said,
But I want to “Become Yours!”

I don’t see your eyes,
Sadly, I will never see your face,
For my eyes are blinded with the light of your soul,
I fail to admire your smile.

Go away from me if you like,
I just want to see you grow,
I shall never ask you to stay near me,
If that helps you stay forever smiling.

Don’t worry about me,
I know you will never,
I am here smoking under the hemlock tree,
Call me if you need me, I’ll be there.


Not behind you,
Not in front of you,
But always beside you,
After throwing away my beloved cigarette.

For the smoke bothers you,
I know…..

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Anupriya says:

    A really sweet poem. Thanks for sharing.

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      1. Anupriya says:

        I simply meant “sharing the post”. It’s just a phrase used to express appreciation.

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        1. Rejoy Dey says:

          Thank you so much. Your appreciation means a lot to me.
          I am working on a couplet with the same theme. Stay tuned.
          Keep supporting.

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  2. Rishika Jain says:

    I love this piece! So relatable! Plus, those are some pretty great metaphors you have used! Very creative!

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    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      Thank you so much for your appreciation. After a great and weird adventure which is very beautiful to me comes a point of time when the metaphors start flowing in. Stay tuned because I am planning to write a similar poem with rhyming scheme abab

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        1. Rejoy Dey says:

          That’s a very kind gesture from a talented blogger.

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          1. Rishika Jain says:

            It’s my pleasure!

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            1. Rejoy Dey says:

              It’s very sweet of you.

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  3. darellphilip says:

    Rejoy – I think you will publish a book of poetry soon! This is really quality writing! I’m very impressed bro! Well done! πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Š

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    1. Rejoy Dey says:

      Thanks Bro. Just a little time, and soon I think I will. But school. It eats my day

      Liked by 1 person

      1. darellphilip says:

        Your welcome bro! Work eats my day so I understand you bro!

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        1. Rejoy Dey says:

          Glad you understood! πŸ‘Š

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          1. darellphilip says:

            Of course bro! πŸ‘Š

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            1. Rejoy Dey says:

              Insomnia taught me things

              Liked by 1 person

              1. darellphilip says:

                Based on that poem I’d have to agree

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                1. Rejoy Dey says:

                  Maybe you should or maybe not?!

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