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BEGINNING THE COUNTDOWN

Poetry By: moonphish
Poetry


insomnia


Submitted:Feb 4, 2013    Reads: 12    Comments: 4    Likes: 2   


i have to get up early

but alas, i cannot sleep
my hands are filled with tremors
as the clock hands quickly sweep
.
i look into its evil face
my neck jammed up with cricks
it seems as if it's grinning
as it reads one fifty
.
SIX
.
why did i drink that coffee
what a foolish thing to do
i should have stopped at one cup
but decided to have two
.
it seemed like such a good idea
for i had far to drive
but now i'm driven crazy
as it reads two thirty
.
FIVE
.
i tried a bit of reading
other times, that's all it took
the words would run together
till my fingers dropped the book
.
but laying down my head
attempting sleep, perchance to snore
my slumber slips the knot
and i'm awake more than be-
.
FORE
.
i'm relaxing all my muscles
while i ponder soothing things
but can't receive the present
that the sandman often brings
.
they ask for whom the dawn bell tolls
i guess it tolls for me
is any time more vile
than thirteen minutes after
.
THREE
.
i wrestle with my blanket
and i cover up my face
the cool side of my pillow
i have just seemed to misplace
.
it seems that relaxation
is a concept , most untrue
my brain is full of needles
and my body feels it
.
TOO
.
i know that very soon
will come the time that i must rise
i'm seeing exclamation points
each time i close my eyes
.
the moonlight's shift is over
and the sun's shift has begun
i've lost a night of sleep here
and insomnia has
.
WON




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