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Night of the Insomniac

1 am,
Eyes open, staring at the ceiling,
Listening to those sounds in the night.
The creaking, the banging, the traffic,
Maybe there are others in this restless world.
Get up again, walk the dark house,
Leave it dark, don’t want to wake up.
3am,
Time moves so slow.
I am so tired, but can’t sleep.
Took a blue pill, didn’t work.
Took another, still awake.
Can’t take anymore, too tempting.
Read a book, can’t focus on the words.
Warm some milk, drink it down.
Warms me, but does not sooth.
5am,
More traffic outside,
I am counting cars like sheep,
Sheep didn’t work.
I am singing a slow song
or humming it at least.
Is that the Sun coming up.
Not again.
7am,
The world is up with me
I am jealous.
I am a zombie, the walking dead.
2 days now, 2 days, 2 days.
Maybe I will lie down,
Just close my eyes,
Everyone else is up,
maybe it’s my turn to slee…

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Yes I am an Insomniac…

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I am a poet at heart.
A writer in dreams.
A father always.
A man.

I am, perhaps, me.

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Comments

  • Pagly2
    Pagly2almost 7 years ago

    Ohh God have I been there…………right down that same road………….Brilliant……piece……..
    so tru….thank you……

  • butchart
    butchartalmost 7 years ago

    so… i guess all writers are insomniacs…. maybe we should count it as a blessing… your work sure is…………………….b

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardaralmost 7 years ago

    nice piece of writing i like it!

  • JaneRoberts
    JaneRobertsover 2 years ago

    Cheers Paul. xx

  • And cheers to you
    :)
    x

    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 2 years ago

    great writing….i agree….awesome….

  • Thanks so much :)

    – Paul Rees-Jones

  • IzzyGumbo
    IzzyGumboover 2 years ago

    Insomniac isn’t so bad… you get to see funky things on day three without sleep… ;) hugs, I feel you, i’m one too.x

  • Aw thanks Izzy…:)
    xx

    – Paul Rees-Jones

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