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Insomnia (free verse)

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Sally S.
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0 posted 02-08-2000 12:39 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sally S.

Another sleepless night
Where I seek to dream
and yet I am
awake.
Sighing at ungrateful pillow.
Wandering in my mind
over
and
over.
Endless tossing, turning.
Can't stop thinking.
Seems unending as the clock
berates me in the night
over
and
over.
Out of my bed, I stumble.
Perhaps a nice stroll
will lead me to slumber?
Yet here I am,
still
awake.



I don't dabble in free verse often.  I wrote this some time ago and never thought much of it.  It is fitting at this time of night though, so I thought I'd share it.
um...g'night.  LOL

© Copyright 2000 Sally - All Rights Reserved
Mistikman
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1 posted 02-08-2000 12:44 AM       View Profile for Mistikman   Email Mistikman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mistikman

Cool poem. I myself have had many a sleepless night, many for no reason at all. It is rather irritating, especially when you have something important the next day, and you need sleep.

 I am not a poet, I am merely one who speaks in emotion
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2 posted 02-08-2000 07:48 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Sally-
I like what you've said
and can understand the
not-sleeping-hours of our nights.

I welcome them as
awakened-moments
that are meant to be,
just for me.
~*Marge*~


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Toerag
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3 posted 02-08-2000 08:17 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

hi ya Sal,
Way to go gal,
If ya wanna see your dreams come true,
Don't sleep!..........very nicely done though....and like your "pic" too!
WhtDove
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4 posted 02-08-2000 10:48 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Sally you've explained this well! I hate those insomnia nights!    
Dabble some more in it, great job! The free verse that is..hehe

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When you can't make up your mind
Which way is right for you,
Stop and softly ask yourself,
What Would Jesus Do?
Breathe~
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5 posted 02-08-2000 11:22 AM       View Profile for Breathe~   Email Breathe~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Breathe~

I have nights like that...more often than I care to remember...*smiling*

Nice free verse... )


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Local Rebel
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6 posted 02-08-2000 11:43 AM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Susan!!!

Wonderful peice here Susan...!!! I hate it when this happens... more often than not it happens..
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 02-08-2000 11:44 AM       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

I have nights/days (depending on my schedule) like this all the time  
Corazon
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8 posted 02-08-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

yep, I don't have many, but when it does...you described it perfectly....
Echo Rhayne
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9 posted 02-08-2000 02:23 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Oh boy can I ever relate!  

 Just be glad I'm not your child! *evil grin*

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10 posted 02-08-2000 11:07 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I can really relate, Sally. One of the bad things about staying awake is that you don't get much sleep   uh, 'night, Sally!
First__Knight
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11 posted 02-08-2000 11:11 PM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Very nice....but don't worry you will sleep enough when you are dead....LOL

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Nan
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12 posted 02-09-2000 09:25 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

...well, now
that's when I usually get my best thinking done.. No distractions...
Sally S.
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13 posted 02-09-2000 10:54 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

I'm sorry I wasn't able to reply sooner.  I've been at the hospital...my mother had surgery.

Thank you all for the replies.  You always bring a smile.  
              Wuv, Susan   giggle
tracie66
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14 posted 02-10-2000 06:15 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

great poem, I like to know that I'm most definetly not the only one who has sleepless night's. but I guess that's when I write the most. Well said        Tracie So sorry to hear about you mum I hope she is well.  
 
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