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Insomnia

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Tara Simms
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Honea Path, SC USA


0 posted 10-13-1999 08:46 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms


Insomnia

Another restless night.
Thoughts of you
Keep me tossing and turning
Until the dawn.

My bed
Not the haven
It once was,
No longer serving
As my escape;
Now just a blatant reminder
Of what is missing.

I roam my apartment:
A ghost
In search of a lost soul.
Will I find
What my heart seeks?

My home seems so cold,
Empty
Without you here.
Every sound of the night
Has me jumping through my skin.

I settle on the couch.
Unable to return to my vacant bed.
I watch the clock
Ticking the hours away.

How much longer
Before the light of day
Beckons me rise
Through my windows?

I long for the dawn
To erase my lonely night
And end my sleepless hell.
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Thanks for the help with this, Ruth.

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It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley
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hoot_owl_rn
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1 posted 10-13-1999 08:59 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Tara, this is a wonderful piece and one I'm sure most of us can relate to. You've expressed the feeling of hopelessness that comes with insomnia quite well. Nice posting
by the way, no need for thanks, you did all the work
Hugs
Ruth
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2 posted 10-14-1999 08:00 AM       View Profile for moonmoon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonmoon


Insomnia plagued by all the drastic symptoms caused by the bite of the love bug...hmmm..job well done Tara...!!

What needs be done to get you out of this??...We'll haul him back home for you if we have to...Just let us know... ((hugs))

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


Nan
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3 posted 10-14-1999 08:03 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Nicely done, Tara - I'd say that just about anybody should be able to relate to this one - I know I can...
Pepper
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4 posted 10-14-1999 09:09 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

Tara, enjoyed this piece and I too can relate.

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May your days be filled with lots of sunshine and your nights lit up by golden moonbeams
Julie Jordan Scott
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5 posted 10-15-1999 12:33 AM       View Profile for Julie Jordan Scott   Email Julie Jordan Scott   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Julie Jordan Scott's Home Page   View IP for Julie Jordan Scott

Sleepless, Lonely, Tormented night....an awful way to spend the dark hours of the day.

Wonderfully worded and as you can see, relevant to so many!



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Deverone
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6 posted 10-15-1999 01:07 AM       View Profile for Deverone   Email Deverone   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Deverone

This one really hits home.

Currently I am feeling the loss of a loved one,....
whether it be day or night I want to sleep, I find that sleep does not want me.

Thank you for sharing yourself.

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Deverone
Tara Simms
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7 posted 10-18-1999 04:33 AM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

Thank you Deverone. You understand perfectly!

Moonmoon, would you please? I know I'd sleep much better if he were here. *sigh*

Thanks for all the comments.

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It matters not how strait the gate;
How charged with punishments the scroll;
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
--W.E. Henley
Visit my poetry website: www.geocities.com/Paris/Musee/9954/


Denise
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8 posted 10-18-1999 08:52 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Great poem, Tara! I enjoyed this!

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Denise
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