R.L.S. Hell

By Gypsie-Ami Offenbacher-Ferris


What sin did I commit
What wrong did I do
To incur this wicked
wrath from You

When fatigue grabs my body
through and through
and I lay down to rest
What is it that You do

Plant ants in my bones
and feathers along my thighs
You tickle and taunt
keeping me awake all night

Once reclined onto my soft pillow
I can no longer lay nor can I sit
My legs carry on with their peculiar uncomfortable fit

They twitch they kick
they jerk and squirm
so I rise again to pace
away the feelings and burn

Praying this night to find some rest
sleep deprived I am at a my worst
Whatever did I do to deserve this blasted restless leg curse


  1. Thank you so much JeanMarie – Your praise always holds great meaning for me! 🙏

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  2. JeanMarie says:

    Oh dear, How awful, I’m sorry you have to deal with this, but on the plus side – you turned it into great poetry, I almost feel it in my own legs. 😦

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  3. Thank you Willow. I’ve suffered with it since birth but some meds do help somewhat. 😊


  4. willowdot21 says:

    Oh that’s so awful I hope you get a break soon, I feel your pin 💜

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  5. You are not alone Ami. It is most unpleasant.

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    1. To put it mildly! Thanks …. ❤️

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  6. ~just a thought says:

    I believe it’s genetic. My dad gets RLS, I get it.

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    1. Yes, definitely is. I’ve suffered with it for as long as I can remember. I’ve been on prescription meds for over thirty years but it loses its original effacy after that long. 😴


      1. ~just a thought says:

        Thinking back . . . why grandma always went to bed late

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    2. I am sure that’s why – I also put it off as long as possible! 😵‍💫

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  7. Sadje says:

    I can understand your discomfort.

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      1. Sadje says:

        If I go to bed late I get the restlessness in my legs too so I try to be asleep by 10.

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