Not miles to go before I sleep, but sleep before I go miles

There is a problem of epidemic magnitude

Fatigue is the sneaky issue that seems to intrude

On our lives, more so than ever before

We are a generation of people who, more and more

Feel tired all the time, without an explanation

Our modern lifestyles seem to have a correlation

With overwhelming fatigue that we collectively feel

What is sapping our energy, who is there to steal

Our vibrance, vigor, strength, agility

Why are we collectively limited in our ability

To fight exhaustion despite all the conveniences around

Why are we unable to enjoy a slumber sound?


There, I said it, this is the elephant in the room

The fatigue that constantly over our heads looms

Is borne out of sleep that is inadequate

Sleep comes after everything else on our plate

We want to be overachievers, over multitasking we obsess

In working or browsing on our phones, we sleep less and less

With excessive screen time, our sleep quality suffers too

So we wake up not refreshed, tired to go through

Another day over-scheduled in every way

The fatigue therefore never goes away…


We are entrenched in a war with rest so deep

Instead of having miles to go before we sleep

To get adequate sleep before extra miles we go

Is the mantra we desperately need to follow

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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