They Murdered Sleep [They Murdered Sleep]

All to what holds the soul intact
When things begin to fall apart
They filed en-masse with candle-sticks
To murder sleep that murders freaks

I too followed the jacking spree
For sudden fear that I may spill
Another wasted year to be
A laughing stock for all to see

Considering this and many more
I chose the route travelled afore
By sandals fitting legs like crowns
On monarchies ruling our towns

But then I thought aloud a while
If all these things are worth the miles
Of sleepless nights that stole my days
That precious part of youthful days

As time went by I carved a niche
To hide my fears at least an inch
From what must be even if I try
To cage the minute hand of time

Alas! With joy our lips were bound
To taste the honey sweat has found
And now we’ve got no cares to keep
When others slept, we murdered sleep

Written by: Iyeomoan Emmanuel Ehizogie

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