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your heart
alone should
remind you
not to beat
yourself up

your pulse
should remind
you
keep steady
i need remedies for sleep
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DarcyM123 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
I don't have a general sleeping problem. However, I find that reading in bed for around 15-30 minutes before I try to sleep helps clear the mind of any repeating thoughts. (I read something not taxing, generally fiction). I find this takes your mind into a slower mode.  I  have also found in the past that casually counting backwards slowly in my head, (down from 5 to 1), and repeating this over and over, works for me.

I think keeping to a routine can help a lot, (including at weekends). Stay away from sugar and caffeine about 3-4 hours before you want to sleep. Generally, I find that if you need sleep that bad, you do fall to sleep. And I remind myself, that even if there is something important to do the next day, you can usually function without any sleep for a at least a day.  
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 Love the play on words in lines 4 and 5 ... and love the message! :heart:
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wei-en Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I always feel really calm and encouraged every time I read this. It's wonderful :)
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Tenshi-no-hane-Okami Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
But it doesent...
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Morticia-Lynne Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Writer
You should make motivational posters for a living, these are truly moving.
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EllaVanJaarsveld Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
Love this poem <3
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oaklungs Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
i'm glad you like it :blushes:
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Vallentiny Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for this beautiful poem <3
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Precipitous120 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
why so short, I was waiting for the punch line but it never arrived.

What about my post... what did you think... it's the first poem I've summited
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RealizingRealitee Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hah. Should.
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EllaVanJaarsveld Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Love it!
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sceneecupcake Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Lovely. I needed to hear this today. Thank you.
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ReasonTheReasonable Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing
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Yarrow7 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm a restless sleeper, so I'll share with you what I do to help me fall asleep every night.

I get off the internet about an hour before bed. All the stimulus from the computer makes my head spin at night like a slideshow.
Like a couple of people are recommending, a good herbal sleeping tea definitely helps. Along with that, I also take Melatonin. This kind, actually. It helps a lot.
www.vitaminshoppe.com/p/source…

Aside from that, counting and breathing has helped me in the past as well. It calms the mind, gets you set in a rhythm and helps you drop off into sleep. I also like to have a white noise around me at night. I use a fan, but here are some wonderful (and free) white noise sounds that are very good.
www.youtube.com/user/faceonmar…
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fableweaver55 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Seriously, thank you for writing this.

There's this rumor that a cup of tea solves everything (ahem, almost everything). Try infusions with any combination of verbena, chamomile, lavender, linden blossoms or orange blossoms. Also, dab a little lavender essential oil on your pillow (or under your nose). If all else fails, I recommend breathing and daydreaming :)
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Kaleidoscopic365 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
May I recommend a sweet-lemon/melatonin tea
and/or
A good book to read? Works for me everytime :)
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ButterflyTorn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
This needs to be embroidered on a pillow or something. Heart 
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appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this :heart: 
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Writer
:heart:
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Besenzaek Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
to sleep:
lie down, close your eyes.
Breathe in, think "one"
Breathe out, think "two"
repeat.

Nice job for the poem!
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Golden-Leaves Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very true, and very beautiful. As for remedies... do you mean how to sleep better, or get to sleep at night?
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Reapercaster Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
You manage to capture so much in so few lines. Simply beautiful.
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Bamboo-Warrior Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude you hit the mark. Dead center.
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nobodyDX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i wouldn't believe that you could get so much out of saying so little if i didn't read this
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Shinseinasenshi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice and true. :)

I thank the Lord without fail, for every day
that I am revived back into the reality that I am given.
I fake no word lived out detailed, or dismay
that I can incite back, stout, entailed to you this day.
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atronache Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Try sleep headphones. They work for me.
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Sparia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Very well done! My only suggestion is to play with structure.
As for sleep...try breathing it all out. :)
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DoctorSimon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
another awesome poem. :) thank you
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ErikJosehLeroux Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...this is a thinker and very well put...it is in itself beautiful
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VanePyroRocker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
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shep4life Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent
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lykaios-the-wolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Them words.
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tanya3286 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Professional Writer
A wonderful self celebration poem... Its sheer love! :love:

p.s - Meditation is the best remedy for sleep.
Here is one relaxing guided meditation link - www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAoNlf…
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ryenruiryu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student General Artist
beautiful. :)
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Gosaku Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The division of the words is uncomforting, and it feels unsuitable for the message that this poem offers to me. But then again, the pained find comfort in other victims.
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HollowedArcher Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Not your best, but as is with the others, your minimalist poetry is direct, yet ambiguous. I personally enjoy several of these 1 to 2 stanza poems, they're as poignant as they are short, an impressive feat to accomplish considering the substantial amount of food for thought you pack into all 18 words of this one. Another good job.
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threedayweekend Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014   Writer
hey i used poignant to describe it please stop stealing my words you hound
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exhalants Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
i thought it was funny, atleast :(
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HideTheDecay Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...are you insane? You think people are stealing your comments? Wow. 
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threedayweekend Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014   Writer
No. But you seem to think that any human alive in the year 2014 is being serious when they "insult" someone with the word hound. You must be one of those people that only understand literal statements, slowly spoken.
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HideTheDecay Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Because everyone knows what a 'word hound' is. I even attempted to google it to see what on earth you're talking about and nothing popped up...sooo, yeah. Pretty valid to take your comment seriously.
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threedayweekend Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   Writer
I agree now that it is valid to take that seriously. The reason I used the hound word was because I think dogs are extremely hilarious and I wanted to cheer up your day.
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pranav03 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
another good one from you!! simple, crisp and meaningful!
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roup14 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   Digital Artist
deep poetry !
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paulaping Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
cuteh
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goRillA-iNK Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: ...thank you for sharing this. :hug:
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