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Insomnia - A Poem I Wrote When I Should Have Been Asleep

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Insomnia

Insomnia loves me,

I wish I knew why.

I want to fall asleep,

But my body won’t comply.

Mellow thoughts disappear,

As my worries magnify.

So I toss and I turn,

As my fears go awry.

I just can’t escape it,

No matter how hard I try.


But then morning arrives,

And the sun lights the sky.

Birds sing outside my window,

Their chirping is my lullaby.

Though sleep comes at this inapt time,

Long awaited dreams still satisfy.

I’m relieved of all anxiety,

As I bid reality goodbye...

But then my alarm clock rings,

And I awake with a sigh.

© 2021 Paige Davanzo

Comments

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 16, 2021:

Inspiration hits us when we least expect it, like when we can't sleep at night. Nice poem.

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