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Poem: "Scrambled Thoughts"

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Poem Summary

Scrambled thoughts is a poem describing how her thoughts keep her awake during the night as she reflects on her day replaying it in her mind. She fights sleep but finally finds peace & comfort before morning.

"Things That Keep Me Awake At Night" by Tales of Mere Existence

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"Scrambled Thoughts"

Deep reflection

whispers in the quiet of the night,

tossing and turning

with scrambled thoughts

as the hours slowly creep.


Like a child fighting sleep,

she gives in to the delusions

keeping her awake,

playing each scenario

like a movie in her mind.


Drifting aimlessly

towards a resolution,

finding peace and comfort

before her eyes see

the light of a new morning.

"Pink - A Million Dreams"

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

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

Lora,

Thank you so much for being so observant. This does happen to all of us from time to time.

It usually happens to me when I have to get up early in the morning. I hate that! But I usually take an afternoon nap when it does.

Thanks for reading.

Take care.

Lora Hollings on October 10, 2020:

This poem so aptly describes this state of wakefulness that we all experience at one time or another. This state can be quite frightening especially if we just can't quiet are minds enough to sleep, and we think about the rest of the world sleeping soundly. I'm glad she found peace before morning. An excellent write, Brenda.

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

Peggy,

Thank you.

Tossing & turning is the worst.

Take care.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 10, 2020:

Sleepless nights are not fun to experience. You portrayed it well in your poem.

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

Ankita,

Thank you. I am delighted to hear you love this one.

Take care & have a nice day.

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

Olusegun,

Thank you.

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

Samantha,

I am happy to see you reading my work.

It is nice to know it's not just me.

Have a great day.

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

John,

Yep. Sometimes I will be lying there when words for a poem come racing thru my mind.

I have no choice but to get up & begin writing because it is not going to go away.

Then there are moments of excitement like a child running through my day over & over while I try to sleep.

It is always something...or the kind neighbors making noise.

Take care and have a nice day.

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

Liz,

Thank you for your kind words.

I believe prayer can help with just about anything.

We just have to remember to let God takeover.

Have a great day.

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

Rosina,

It is so true that one should feel good at the start of a new day.

I don't really know if you can make up sleep.

Whenever I try that one I get more tired.

Thanks for stopping by & take care.

Ankita B on October 10, 2020:

This is so relatable. Beautiful poem, Brenda. I loved it.

OLUSEGUN from NIGERIA on October 09, 2020:

Very deep.

Samantha Stoerkel from Miami on October 09, 2020:

I love this!’ I feel the same most times but glad to know we’re not alone

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on October 09, 2020:

Brenda, our minds are often our worst enemies at keeping us from sleep. Sometimes they just refuse to shut down. Nicely captured in this poem.

Liz Westwood from UK on October 09, 2020:

You capture the restless scene very well. If I struggle to sleep because of thoughts racing around my head, I find prayer works very well to still my mind and hasten sleep.

Rosina S Khan on October 09, 2020:

Although disturbing and scattered thoughts keep her awake all night, she does find peace and comfort in the early morning, which is really good. She can make up for her sleep anytime but it's important that she feels good at the start of a new day.

I enjoyed the poem, Brenda. Thanks for sharing.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 09, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you for reading.

Yes the peace & comfort are always welcome.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 09, 2020:

Nicely expressed poem.

Good that the dawn brings peace and comfort with it. Nights become so long, due to stress and sleeplessness.

Thanks for sharing this.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 09, 2020:

Ann,

Thank you.

Augh....I hate sleep this way!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on October 09, 2020:

Mark,

Thank you for stopping by for a read.

Yes, it's most irritating when this happens...barely enough sleep.

Take care.

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on October 09, 2020:

I always find it fascinating that we find sleep just before daybreak. Nice poem, Brenda

Ann Carr from SW England on October 09, 2020:

The small hours are always the worst! Lovely words.

Ann