Five Hours of Sleep

laughing now but smiling after
tears run down in brief release
recalling places that were better
resting now to search for peace
lying snakes invade sweet dreams
looking for someone else to harm
devious lurking at the seams
those evil ones that make the swarm
sadness attacks a weeping soul
try to smile but tears run down
keeping with this fake emotion
draws the deamons in around
five hours of sleep and tortured thoughts
evil lurking just beneath
drawing fourth bad memories
looking now for just relief
the battle continues deep inside
between conflicting emotions
and demons of pride
but waking up has set them free