1 Day 1 World Project: 10pm

Inspired by Northwest Frame of Mind 1 Day 1 World Project: 10pm and the well-known game ‘If I go to sleep now… that’s 8 hours sleep’…



“Time is an illusion”

It’s 10pm on a Monday

eyes closing; must be time to sleep

dreams of finding time – someday

there will be logic in our weeks.

Weighed and measured all my lifetime

into hours, days, months and years

conditioned by the hands that chime

transient moments – deepest fears.

It’s time to set the alarm clock

It’s time to turn down the warm bed

It’s time to pull on the wooly socks

It’s time to farewell today – she’s dead.

Time is humanity’s greatest curse

inured to the great grand design

trapped inside from birth to hearse

will we ever find the time?

It’s 10pm on a Monday

and it’s almost time for bed

tomorrow will be another day

tick tock goes the clock, she said.

7 thoughts on “1 Day 1 World Project: 10pm

    • Charlie Alford says:

      Thanks for your comment. Yes I’m pretty sure I was a cat in a previous life – I do love my sleep! 🙂


  1. restlessjo says:

    Conditioned by the hands that chime indeed 🙂 I try not to be, but even in retirement it’s a race against it. Or do I mean, ‘especially in retirement’?


  2. Heyjude says:

    Wonderful poetry! Oh, and that counting down feeling when you can;t get to sleep and thinking, if I get to sleep now I’ll have 5 hours, then 4 hours and then falling asleep when it is time to get up!


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