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Poem: Nighttime Thoughts

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Nighttime thoughts is about her memories of him haunting her as she lays beneath the covers. She remembers his kiss goodnight and how they laughed. She remembers the best place in the world is in one of his hugs. She wishes he was snuggled up beside her making the lonely night disappear.

"Here Without You" by 3 Doors Down

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Nighttime Thoughts

At night when she lies beneath the covers
the memories of his touch haunt her,
she yearns to feel his body lying next to her.

She remembers his sweet embrace
cuddling with a kiss goodnight,
the two of them laughing
before they finally fall asleep.

She remembers his hugs
each day before work,
wrapping his arms tightly around her
making her feel
like she is in the best place in the world.

She wishes this picture playing in her mind
would come to life
with him snuggled up next to her,
making the loneliness of this night
simply disappear.

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Whenever I miss you, I look at my heart. Because it's the only place I can find you.

— Unknown

"Lonely Nights" by Mickey Gilley

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 06, 2021:

Thoughts

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 04, 2021:

Thoughts at night

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on May 01, 2021:

Bobbi,

Thank you so much for reading mine & relating to it.

That is the purpose for others to be able to relate with your words.

I'm delighted to hear you have a circle of friends who enjoy poetry.

Take care.

Barbara Purvis Hunter from Florida on May 01, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

Love your poem because I could relate and that is why my friends and read and write poems--I write them and they read them--we all have our different talents.

Take Care,

Bobbi Purvis

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Misbah

Thank you

Have a great night.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Vidya,

Thank you.

I believe that nighttime is when it hits people the most.

Have a great night.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Poets on April 30, 2021:

Oh, that night without sleep, which ends up remembering someone. Sometimes the memories are smooth, but they are often bitter too. I wish no one would get any sleepless nights. Beautiful and very aptly written poem. Thanks for sharing

Blessings and Love

VIDYA D SAGAR on April 30, 2021:

A beautiful poem Brenda. Memories haunt, when you miss a loved one who is not by your side. You have portrayed the emotion very well.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Peggy,

Thank you.

I think those sleepless nights are just a common part of missing someone.

I know that since my Mom's husband passed she has trouble sleeping.

Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 30, 2021:

You have captured the thoughts of missing someone by one's side. It is bad when thoughts cause us to have sleepless nights.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

I think loneliness sinks in at nighttime

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 16, 2020:

Dream On,

I am happy to hear you have been reading my work and you like my style.

This is a place I wouldn't want anyone to spend too much time in...lying alone wishing.

It is what it is...life moves on.

It is a sad one, but the memories are happy.

Take care, I will read more of your writing soon.

DREAM ON on January 16, 2020:

I have read one of your poems and then another. Each so different but so vivid. Lying alone wishing what you once had is there. You know how to climb into the hardest emotions and let them rock. Another sad but wonderful poem. A lonely place I have been and never want to return.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 13, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you.

I do tend to have a flare for passion in my writing.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 13, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you.

I do tend to have a flare for passion in my writing.

Have a nice day.

manatita44 from london on January 13, 2020:

Oh. Never heard of it until now. Sorry. I know at least now, that they have some passionate poets.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 13, 2020:

Manatita44,

It is not all bad. .those memories make her smile.

Remembering the good moments and maybe making a wish.

Thanks for reading.

P.S. it is in a forgotten, little place in the United States.

Nice little town tough, away from the hussle and bustle.

manatita44 from london on January 13, 2020:

A 'bummer'. that one. I don't swear, so hope this is not too bad a word. But yes, just lying there thinking is a nightmare in itself. Lots of guts or courage needed. Peace.

P.S. Where is Washington Court House?

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 12, 2020:

Ruby,

Although music does help in inspiring poetry, this one was inspired from real life.

Have a great day!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 12, 2020:

Ruby,

Yes, what would we do without memories? I think that's how I bleed...by writing words down.

Music can be very inspirational also. It can make the tears and the thoughts start flowing.

Thanks for reading.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 12, 2020:

Memories, what would we write about if not for memories? There are some songs that inspire a poem, and this was a good one.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 11, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you.

I have tried a couple of essays in the past.

I think it would benefit me if I could do more.

I might try it again.

Thanks for the encouragement.

Rosina S Khan on January 11, 2020:

A beautiful and enthralling poem, Brenda!! Great Image as well. I have a suggestion for you again. Why don't you start writing some essays or even better, a mixture of essays and poems? That way you rise one level higher and soar.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 10, 2020:

Thank you, Amani.

It's not all bad because her memories find her actually wanting him to be next to her.

Those moments she remembers are good.

Hope you are getting stronger.

Look forward to more writing.

Amani Utembu from Nairobi -Kenya on January 10, 2020:

This is really heartbreaking but thoughtful . I'd like to imagine that everyone has had this happen at least once or twice.... It's the part of love that really hurts.

... Great write Brenda

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